Industry, Energy & Infrastructure

The Industrial sector spans multiple sub-categories. While these are differentiated by technology, applications and products, one mega trend is changing the game across the board: the ‘internet of things’ or Industry 4.0. Both terms describe the merger of two evolutionary forces. Firstly, the machines, fleets and facilities born of a series of industrial revolutions. Secondly, IT, big data and the internet. The Energy and Infrastructure sectors face profound structural transformations as they explore new and emerging markets. We help companies build a solid talent strategy, identifying the leaders who can enable them to capitalize on evolving opportunities and take their business into new high-growth areas.


Agile and forward-looking organizations are innovatively combining these forces to connect machines, components and data systems along the entire value chain. Unprecedented levels of product customization are already possible for the brightest and best players.

Meanwhile, two further shifts are compounding the challenges and opportunities of Industry 4.0: legislative intricacy and a rising world population.

This is nothing short of a fourth industrial revolution. Yet its progress is already being slowed by talent shortage. For a new profile of leadership is now needed: able to transform complexity into opportunity across functional, geographical and conceptual borders. Whilst the call for such talent is on the rise globally, some regions, like Asia, are experiencing a particularly steep scale of development.


Amrop’s Industrial Practice is configured to anticipate and respond to the talent needs of globalizing organizations in the following sub-sectors:

Industrial basic materials (steel, aluminum, plastics), chemicals & materials, machine tools, paper & packaging, industrial machinery & equipment, industrial services, automotive.

We combine industrial insight with local know-how, connecting local or regional variances to a global framework within the largest global partnership of our kind.

Many positions need to be filled at corporate or regional management level. Amrop is exceptionally well placed to enable international expansion from EMEA to Asia, CEE, LATAM, and North America, boasting one of the most tightly-knit office networks in these regions.

Amrop’s Industrial Practice Group is composed of 75 Partners and Consultants, based in virtually every industrial city in the world.

Relentlessly context driven, our understanding of the specific needs and goals of each client enables us to identify and attract high-performing leaders:

  • General management (non-executive and C-level executives)
  • Corporate functions: finance, HR, IT, legal, environment, safety and health, and CSR.
  • Operations and business development, supply chain and quality, R&D and design, marketing and sales, services and components. 

Energy & Infrastructure

Industry leaders in mining, energy and infrastructure are dealing with volatile demand and escalating costs. The job is made more complex by environmental regulations, tax incentives, liberalisation processes and usage targets, amid increasing competition from both existing and new market players.

In this shifting landscape, companies face intensifying competition for talent. The availability of scarce skills is of serious concern, particularly in developing markets in Asia and Africa.

As the demand and supply of talent shifts across the globe, our clients seek senior executives who can support their business objectives in these challenging market conditions. Leaders who are adaptable and can cope with the accelerating pace of change. Leaders who are agile enough to take advantage of opportunities while maintaining a long-term strategic focus.


Amrop understands the global mining, energy and infrastructure business context and has deep insight into specific market segments. This enables us to identify top candidates who fit each client’s unique culture, structure, strategic objectives and business requirements. It facilitates true competitive advantage in the fast-changing global marketplace.

We also understand the drivers of a new multi-generational, multi-cultural workforce. We can assist you in designing a compelling employee value proposition to attract and retain highly-skilled executives with the leadership qualities and resilience to lead your company in new growth areas.

The practice is configured to meet the demands of the following industry sub-sectors:

  • Mining base metals, aggregates, hard rock, underground, open cast
  • Energy oil and gas, renewable energy (solar, wind, biomass), clean tech, power generation
  • Infrastructure transportation, ports, pipelines, water, waste

Amrop partners and researchers combine deep sectorial knowledge with local market expertise, backed by global resources. We work closely with clients in the cost-effective, robust and sustainable deployment of global talent.

Our track record speaks for itself: since 2005, more than 30 specialist Amrop consultants have conducted close on 3,000 assignments in the mining, energy and infrastructure sectors in all continents and for both public and private companies.

We specialise in board and executive leadership roles. More than 30% of our senior level recruitment involves sourcing the technical expertise crucial to success in mining, energy and infrastructure.

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