Client as General Manager, Chudo Pechka Food Retail Chain, and General Manager, Azeronline (Azerbaijan)
It has been a truly entertaining, educating and value adding experience to be on a client side with Ilham engaged in executive search for C level positions, when I was managing a telecom and a production/retail chain in Azerbaijan. Ilham's professionalism, devotion and inclination towards client constitute the fundamentals of his unique value proposition and make sure every single process is managed to yield result, which is always well outlined and identified. This ensures the smoothness of the process and guarantees that the customer always knows what to expect.
It is so enlightening to realise how much Ilham knows about the industries he chooses to serve and how much effort he puts to study in a very short time what he doesn't. This is assisted a lot by tools and methods he uses complemented with empathy and emotional intelligence, all-in-all focused on understanding the partner and predicting the next move. Ilham is also a very talented individual with interesting hobbies in arts, literature and travelling. A very good and reliable friend and a man of honour and integrity. I would recommend him with no hesitation as I am sure he will be a find for any future partnership of project.