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Announced in early 2015, UFI Managing Director Paul Woodward will step down from his post following the 82nd UFI Congress, scheduled for Nov. 4-7 in Milan, Italy.

Paul Woodward

Paul Woodward

Tasked by the Executive Committee to seek a qualified successor, the “Presidential Trio” will employ leading international firm Heidrick and Struggles to guide the process.

Andrés López-Valderrama, president, UFI, praised Woodward for his contribution as managing director for the past five years.

“[Woodward] has made a significant contribution to raising our global profile, launching a number of important new activities for us around the world, and I very much enjoy working with him,” López-Valderrama shared.

López-Valderrama ensured that Woodward’s departure is “on the best of terms” as he plans to spend more time with his family and to pursue personal interests.

To submit suggestions or for more information regarding the position, contact Didier Bonnefoy at dbonnefoy@heidrick.com.


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