Support Executives globally reaching the next level of their lives

our contribution

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we are here so that you can fulfill your needs

We believe in the potential of people. We are convinced that organisations succeed only when they develop their people by harnessing their potential as well as by taking to heart their active role in fulfilling short and long-term societal needs. Win-win is what it is all about!

We have more than 20 years of combined experience in international resourcing and talent development. We partner with multinational clients across different industries, functions and countries in recruiting and developing their leaders. Our partnerships are always exclusive with clearly defined common objectives and a focus on the long term.

We also facilitate self-transformation processes for Executives from all around the world to build and live their life, filled with legacies. Bringing them to the next level, reaching beyond limits.

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Your organisation has a key position to fill

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Your organisation needs to build a strong talent pipeline

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You need support to fulfill your aspirations

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the world in our eyes

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We engage ourselves in enabling society to value and foster personal development.

People are at the heart of our existence. We bring together people and organisations. While organisations provide the fertile ground for people to develop themselves, we draw upon our passion, values, expertise and global network to match them with the best fitting talent.

Every talent is unique; as is every opportunity and the way we deliver.

We define success as bringing together talent and organisations where there is a matching of mindsets and values; not just skills and expertise. For today and the long term.

We founded Almarea, ‘blessed soul’, in February 2012 in Zurich. True to our name, we feel privileged to have the opportunity to make a difference.

our team

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who we are

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Astuti Martosudirdjo

Founder and Managing Partner

Astuti set up Almarea because she wanted to follow her own ideals on how talent need to be discovered and nurtured. She has more than 15 years of executive recruitment experience (both in-house and in executive search firms) with a proven track record of recruiting executives globally across different industry.

Throughout this tenure, Astuti is recognized as a coach by her candidates in helping them making the most of learning opportunities in various roles and managing the transition, professionally and personally, every time they progress. She guides her clients to break the glass ceiling that holds them back and support them in making the plans to go forward. Her facilitation process using life coaching and hypnotherapy (combined or separately) allow them to make their life decisions more consciously. It is empowering.

Having been living in the UK, Indonesia, Thailand, the US, the Netherlands, and now in Switzerland, Astuti enjoys her ability to deeply connect and work with people of different cultural and professional backgrounds. Astuti remains an engaged alumna of AIESEC. She served a number of executive roles in AIESEC prior her corporate ones, among others as Director of AIESEC International (1998-2000) and President of AIESEC Indonesia (1997-1998). She speaks English and Bahasa Indonesia fluently.

Favorite quote: “Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they're never weakness.” – Brené Brown.
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Anne-Kathrin Graf

Talent Partner

Anne has more than 7 years of executive search experience. She has recruited talent globally across different lines of business and industries, focusing more on the IT, Technology and Financial Services sectors. Anne relishes working on international as well as local projects for global players and thoroughly enjoyed working on her recent assignment of developing the female pipeline for a global telecom/IT player. Anne is an expert in proactively pipelining talent (in particular female) in areas like Financial- and IT Audit and IT. Anne has lived in Germany, France, the UK and South Africa, and now in Zurich, Switzerland. She has dual Swiss and German citizenship, and speaks English, German and French fluently.

Favorite quote: “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
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Dian Irawati

Head of Research

With more than 8 years of research and advisory experience, Dian forms our research backbone. She considers “understanding people’s passions so that they can be translated to useful information for clients” as the essence of her role at Almarea. Currently based in Jakarta, Indonesia, Dian has earlier lived in the Netherlands and is a fluent speaker of Bahasa Indonesia, English, and Dutch.

Favorite quote: “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge fish from its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." - Albert Einstein
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Konstantine Karampatsos

Talent Coach

Konstantine is a Digital Commerce & Sales expert with more than 15 years’ experience in leading teams and developing talent. Currently based in London, he has worked for companies including Shell, Amazon,,, on projects that transformed their business model and strategy. Konstantine strongly believes in the high potential of all individuals. Coaching sessions not only remove barriers to growth, but also help you discover your unique “superpower” that leads to personal and professional fulfilment. Konstantine has extensive coaching experience and is also a mentor for the Princes Trust in London. All sessions are customised to fit the coachee’s needs and are held in strict confidence.

Favourite quote: “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone." – Neale Donald Walsch
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Angie Garcia Forner

Talent Partner

Angie is a Human Resources professional with more than 13 years experience practicing in Financial Services Industry, as a Talent Partner and HR Business Partner. From London, she developed the recruitment strategies and led teams to fulfil the needs of different revenue generating teams (from Investment Banking to Markets, Research and Wealth Management) of the Investment Banks across the EMEA region. As an associate in Almarea, Angie runs tailored strategic projects for our clients.

Prior to her corporate tenure, Angie served leadership roles in AIESEC, among others as a Director of AIESEC International (2000-2001) and President of AIESEC Spain (1999-2000). Passionate in cultural understanding and value-based leadership, Angie is a mentor in the Cherie Blair Foundation Women in Business Mentoring Programme and the Precious Sisters charity. She has lived in the UK, Uganda, the Netherlands, Kenya and Spain. She speaks English, Spanish, Catalan and French fluently.

Favorite quote: “Audaces fortuna iuvat (latin)- Fortune favors the brave.”— Virgil


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get-in-touch with us

Almarea’s business and registered office:
Heinrichstrasse 235
CH-8005 Zurich

CHE-234.307.590 MWST (VAT Number)