Options Group, a global executive search and consulting firm, has expanded its operations in the Asia-Pacific region through the acquisition of Agora Group International. The move comes as part of the company's strategic plans to enhance its capabilities and strengthen its presence in the region. The acquisition provides Options Group with an opportunity to better serve its existing clients and expand its reach to new clients in the retail and consumer goods sector.
To lead this expansion, Options Group has appointed Arran Aujla as Executive Director and Head of Global Retail & Consumer Practice. Based in Bangkok, Arran will provide leadership to Options Group’s efforts in the Asia Pacific markets across retail, consumer and allied industries. He brings extensive experience and expertise in these sectors. Throughout his career, Arran has built up a strong track record advising conglomerates in APAC regarding their talent strategy and leadership hiring. He established Agora Group which had offices in Singapore, Bangkok, and Hong Kong and also founded wykr.co, a talent referral platform.
Arran's appointment complements Options Group's mission to enhance its capabilities in Asia-Pac. With his track record in conducting global and local searches in markets such as the UK, Europe, Middle East, Greater China, and all ASEAN markets, Arran will help Options Group towards its Vision 2025 goal. His leadership will be critical in the expansion of the company's business across key emerging and growth markets in the ASEAN region.
Mike Karp, CEO of Options Group commented, "On behalf of Options Group, I extend a warm welcome to Arran whose exceptional knowledge and background will greatly benefit our organization. We look forward to a long and successful partnership with Arran and wish him all the best”.
Raveen Shah, Co-COO of Options Group, said, “We are excited to announce that Arran has joined us. With his track record and expertise, Arran will make a valuable contribution to our ongoing efforts to expand and diversify our global presence.”
Anil Sharma, Managing Partner - Asia, stated, “This is a strategic step towards our Vision 2025 in the APAC region and we are thrilled to have him on board. Welcome to the team, Arran!”
David Korn, President of Options Group, finished, “Arran is an important addition to our Asian business. We look forward to the future together.