Karlygash Abiyeva Appointed Executive Director of the WIL Group

The WIL Group, a global leader in premium interim management solutions established in 2014, is proud to announce the appointment of Karlygash Abiyeva as its new Executive Director. The strategic transition in leadership, with Jason Atkinson assuming the role of Chair, sets the stage for a dynamic era of growth and innovation for the organisation.

In her pivotal role as Executive Director, Karlygash will be instrumental in spearheading the development of a renewed strategy for the WIL Group. This strategy places a strong emphasis on expanding membership, fostering cross-border activities, and cultivating trusted relationships among member firms. One of the key components of this strategy is leveraging the rich diversity and expertise within the WIL Group talent pool.

Karlygash Abiyeva, who joined the WIL Group and X-PM (a co-founder of the international group) in 2017, has played a key role in managing members and overseas offices. Her responsibilities included facilitating communication and overseeing the business community to facilitate seamless cross-border activities.

With a PhD in political science from IEP Paris, Karlygash initiated her career in public institutions and the private sector, actively supporting the business development of European companies in Central Asia and Russia.

Expressing her enthusiasm about the new role, Karlygash states, "I am honoured to take on the position of Executive Director and contribute to the continued growth of the WIL Group as a premier worldwide provider of interim and transitional management solutions. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the WIL Group, a testament to the strong partnership among our members. We are dedicated to delivering solutions to clients globally and supporting our talented professionals, as emphasised by our slogan 'Experienced People, Delivering Results.' I look forward to working closely with Jason Atkinson, Chair of the WIL Group, and the Board of Directors to fortify the WIL Group's position in the industry."

As the WIL Group enters a new decade, Karlygash Abiyeva's leadership promises to propel the organisation to greater heights, reinforcing its commitment to excellence in interim management solutions worldwide and harnessing the collective strength of the WIL Group talent pool.

“Internationally we are at a tipping point in terms of growth of the executive interim management industry. In business – especially across our multi-national clients - it may well be ubiquitous and well understood across most of Europe, but we are seeing new markets opening up all over the world. Using experienced Interims is something that more and more investors, owners, company boards and management teams see as a cost-effective way to solve challenges here and now. Strategically WIL Group has the goal of being No. 1 for quality and geographic coverage and the appointment of Karlygash will only serve to accelerate our plans and goals and I know that she will be successful.” 
Jason Atkinson, Chair of the WIL Group.



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