Irena A. BrichtaCentral East Europe Region

Irena A. Brichta joined 33 St. James’s in 2007. She is based in the Czech Republic and focuses on senior level search and management assessment assignments for domestic and international clients. She also provides companies with senior executive outplacement programmes. She has 23 years senior recruitment experience across the CEE Region in all sectors.

Prior to establishing her own firm, Irena helped Egon Zehnder International start their Prague operations, led Heidrick & Struggles International in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, and was latterly Managing Partner, Hudson CR & SK. Previously, as a senior sales and marketing professional, Irena spent 13 years with Ethicon Ltd, UK (a Johnson & Johnson Company) responsible for their CEE medical disposables business; two years as Medical Franchise Director, J&J Inc Hungary; and two years as Sales Director, Kraft Foods Budapest.

She is an active Member of the British, US and Canadian Chambers of Commerce in the Czech Republic; Board Chair of Junior Achievement CR (Young Enterprise); Supervisory Board Member of ‘’ (Czech NGO); and Past President Rotary Club Prague International.

Irena and her husband also have a firm registered in Malta: Amesbury Partners International Ltd, providing business and management consultancy to Maltese and international companies already operating or wishing to do so in the Mediterranean.

A British/Czech national, born and educated in Britain (MA Hons Czech & Archaeology, University of Glasgow and an MBA, Strathclyde Business School) Irena is bilingual English/Czech. She speaks French and German in addition to basic Hungarian.

Telephone: +420 602 200 882

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