Michael Ilczynski, CEO of the Asia, Pacific & Americas (AP&A) branch of Australian job board SEEK, has recently announced his exit and extended leave of absence from the company as of summer, July 2019.
Discussing his leave, Ilczynski expressed faith in the company moving forward and a desire to spend more time with family:
This has not been an easy decision, but after 13 years, the time is now right for me to prioritise my wife and young family as we fulfil a life-long dream to travel overseas for an extended period. I am extremely grateful to Andrew Bassat for his understanding and support in me to take an extended career break.
I am confident and excited by the outlook for both AP & A and SEEK in general, which makes stepping away at this time such a difficult decision to have come to.
Andrew Basset, CEO and Co-Founder of SEEK, commented, "Michael has made an enormous contribution to SEEK in his most 13 years with us and brought to a variety of important leadership roles great intellect, integrity and tenacity as a leader,” adding that Ilczynski “played a critical role in developing and implementing the strategy that transformed SEEK ANZ into a world class product and technology business.”
"Michael has established a strong AP&A leadership team and has defined an exciting growth strategy, along with the operational and people infrastructure to execute this strategy,” Bassat said. “I would like to thank Michael for putting AP&A in a strong position for future growth.”
Ilczynski will remain in his position until July 2019 - in the meantime, the company is pursuing a meticulous and broad search to find an adequate replacement.
SEEK is a diverse group of companies that have a unified purpose to help people live more fulfilling and productive working lives and help organisations succeed.
The Group encompasses a strong portfolio of employment, education and volunteer businesses which span across Australia, New Zealand, China, South East Asia, Brazil, Mexico, Africa and Bangladesh. SEEK makes a positive impact on a truly global scale, operating in a total of 18 countries with market leading positions in 14 countries.
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