New and notable appointments announced at Envisage Cloud, IQ-EQ Luxembourg, and Gi Group UK & Ireland

Appointments | Thu 13 Feb | Author – Business & Finance
Pictured: Amy Hughes, Sales Manager, Envisage Cloud

This week sees new appointments announced at Envisage Cloud, IQ-EQ Luxembourg, and Gi Group UK & Ireland

Amy Hughes, Sales Manager
Envisage Cloud

Envisage Cloud, Ireland’s largest Sage Partner, systems integrator, and software developer, has announced that it has appointed Amy Hughes as Sales Manager. Hughes brings extensive account management experience to her new role.

Amy Hughes

As Sales Manager, Hughes will be involved in driving profitable growth and positive business outcomes for the company’s client base in Ireland through the delivery of growth-oriented technology solutions. Hughes will lead the Envisage Cloud sales teams to ensure all clients’ needs are being met.

Before joining Envisage Cloud, Hughes spent three years with Sage Ireland, where she held the position of Account Manager. Here, she worked within the business partner division of the company where she managed Sage’s Irish partner community.

Prior to her time with Sage Ireland, Hughes spent nine years with EBS, where she held the position of Assistant Branch Manager. In her role, Hughes oversaw a variety of operations including staff recruitment, coaching and budget planning.

Hughes brings highly specific market knowledge and experience to her new role. She has a proven track record in identifying operational challenges for businesses of every size, and delivering solutions to streamline and manage their businesses more effectively.

Tamás Márk, Head of Real Estate
IQ-EQ Luxembourg

Leading global investor services group IQ-EQ is expanding its Luxembourg senior team with the appointment of client director, Tamás Márk as its new Head of Real Estate.  This announcement follows the recent appointment of Bram Eijsbouts as IQ-EQ Luxembourg’s new Head of Business Development.

Márk brings to the role more than 15 years’ experience in the corporate services and tax industry during which he has developed a keen understanding and successful track record in managing complex real estate structures across a multitude of property sectors. His strong understanding of the European real estate market and key global client relationship management expertise make him an important addition to the growing IQ-EQ Luxembourg team.

Prior to joining IQ-EQ he held a number of strategic senior leadership roles including most recently as Director of Real Estate and Business Unit Director, Real Estate Solutions with a Luxembourg-based investor services group. His experience also includes a three-year period as a Senior Manager for Corporate & Tax Services with a niche Luxembourg based law firm as well as senior tax advisory roles with two of the Big 4 accountancy practices.

Tamás Márk

Márk is a chartered accountant, certified tax advisor and is MRICS qualified. He is also an active member of numerous Luxembourg based industry working groups.

Commenting on his appointment, Márk said:

“I’m delighted to be leading the strategic development of our Real Estate offering and look forward to working with Christian and the wider IQ-EQ team to ensure that we quickly become the go to provider of Real Estate services in the marketplace.”

Christian Heinen, Managing Director, Luxembourg commented:

“IQ-EQ Luxembourg is experiencing an exciting period of growth and positive change so welcoming Tamás to the team is yet another step forward on our commercial journey. At IQ-EQ we believe that it’s the combination of technical expertise coupled with the ability to deliver superior client service that makes us stand out from our competitors. I’m confident that with Tamás at the helm our Real Estate offering will go from strength to strength.”

Paulo Canoa, Country Manager
Gi Group UK & Ireland

Gi Group UK & Ireland has appointed Paulo Canoa as Country Manager.

Canoa will head up UK & Ireland operations with immediate effect having previously been Country Manager of Gi Group Brazil since 2015.

With more than 20 years’ experience in the recruitment sector, he has held a series of CFO and CEO roles in South America. He has also served as President of the International Executive’s Committee in Brazil, and has sat on the board of the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce in Sao Paulo.

Recently named one of the 25 most influential people in Latin America by Staffing Industry Analysts, and one of the top 5 executives in Brazil by Top of Mind, Paulo developed his executive career in his native Portugal, and then Brazil, where he oversaw operations in eight countries in Latin America.

With an MBA and degree in management and further leadership qualifications from IMD (Lausanne), Bocconi (Milan), and Columbia (NYC), Paulo is an experienced lecturer and speaker on Leadership and HR. Fluent in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese, he was also formerly a professional basketball player.

Paulo Canoa

Paulo Canoa said of the appointment: “I am delighted with the opportunity to take the helm here in the UK & Ireland – one of Gi Group’s most established and integral markets.

“I was attracted to the role by the opportunity to drive our expansion as a major HR services provider across the fields of temporary and permanent staffing, search and selection, interim, executive search, recruitment process outsourcing, training and development, change management and outplacement.

“I aim to blend my proven commercial and industry expertise with the specialist skills already within the business to further strengthen the organisation’s position as a leading player in the UK and Irish markets – adding even greater emphasis on our expanding portfolio of high-quality services.

“Through our brands Gi Group, Grafton Recruitment, Marks Sattin, INTOO and TACK TMI, the UK business is now positioned to play an even more significant part in Gi Group’s plans for global growth.”

Former Gi Group UK & Ireland CEO Bev White is moving on after three years leading the business to pursue new challenges outside of the group.

Gi Group UK & Ireland exiting CEO Bev White says: “I have been so proud to have been part of this fantastic global business. I am sad to be leaving such a strong and professional team of leaders in Gi Group but look forward to finding ways to collaborate in my new business. I wish Paulo Canoa and the Gi Group executive teams continued success.”

The new Country Manager, Canoa, also said: “I would like to pay tribute to outgoing CEO, Bev White. In her three years leading the group its overall strategy was developed and refined to balance the business across the HR lifecycle and she oversaw the restructure of the foundation staffing business to create a more uniform experience for candidates and clients in a highly mature and complex market. That evolution and a series of strategic acquisitions laid the platform for our future growth.”