Established in 2002, UK based executive talent search company – The Genius Reserve – has become an internationally recognised and reputable executive search firm of choice for large and small scale organizations. We have branches in South Africa, Morocco and our HQ is in the UK.


The Genius Reserve is on the Preferred Supplier List of several Fortune 500 & FTSE 100 companies, and services a broad spectrum of sectors, including but not limited to:

Supply Chain, Logistics & Procurement

Telecoms, Media
& Technology


Agriculture, Biotechnology & Chemicals

Oil & Energy

Banking & Financial Services


Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals


Mining & Construction

Security & Facilities

The positions filled cover a broad spectrum of senior executive directors and managerial roles, in functions from Board level to specialist positions.

“Genius is one percent inspiration
and ninety nine percent perspiration

– Thomas Edison


The Genius Reserve team offers a full spectrum of talent sourcing services aimed at meeting the unique resource needs and business aspirations of our clients, in both established and emerging markets.

Our solutions orientated approach takes the specific needs of our clients into account. We engage with high calibre candidates and go the extra mile to ensure that both the candidate and client are a sustainable and mutually beneficial fit.

We have a track record of making appointments which last and add value.

We take pride in partnering with our clients and candidates.
We are committed to performing with integrity and excellence in all areas of business practices.

Where job boards and social media fail, The Genius Reserve takes over!


Executive Search is a consultative process where we identify, entice, interview and shortlist top talented individuals in specific markets and industries, in response to the particular resourcing needs of our clients. We follow a successful methodology and focused approach.


Our Talent Mapping solution enables our clients to gain important insight and a competitive edge within its industry and complements internal succession planning, talent benchmarking or new business development strategies by providing the likely availability of top calibre external talent. 

It is the targeted identification and mapping of relevant candidates within identified businesses and industries with the right skills to fill both existing, newly created and key roles in your organisation. As Strategic Business Partners, The GeniusReserve helps Executive Boards and HR specialists in planning medium and long term talent acquisition strategies by: 

Creating an external Talent pipeline/pool for future recruitment

Providing market and competitor intelligence: Identifies key players, game changers, unsung heroes, structures, reporting lines, roles and responsibilities

Showing potential candidates in the market:  Provides information about academic background, experience, track record of success and skills

Promoting the Employer brand and Employee Value Proposition to enhance candidate’s desire to consider joining your organisation.


Pierre Fourie | Global Managing Director
Master’s degree in Psychology

Pierre started The Genius Reserve, an international Executive Search and Talent Mapping company, in 2002 in the United Kingdom which today serves as our headquarters. He has established The Genius Reserve Talent Search (Pty) Ltd, a BEE registered company in South Africa. He has previously worked in senior executive Human Resources roles in the Mining (Goldfields) & FMCG (SABMILLER & BAT). The Genius Reserve offers professional consulting services to many well known multinational blue chip clients in the FMCG, Banking, Telecoms, Oil & Gas, Manufacturing & Agriculture sectors. He has previously worked in senior executive Human Resources roles in the Mining (Goldfields) & FMCG (SABMILLER & BAT) sectors. | UK: +44 7876451777 – South Africa: +27 71 212 6944 | Linkedin

Kervel Du Toit | Senior Executive Search Director
B. Com Hons, Industrial Psychology, Consumer Psychology, Organisational Development

A commercially focused Senior HR Executive with a proven track record of working in an FTSE 10 company. Kervel has more than ten years’ experience in human resources at senior director level. A solid reputation for establishing HR practices in developing markets across Africa, the Middle East, Caucasus and Turkey. An Executive Search Consultant on behalf of blue chip multinational companies, with real understanding of the complex African resourcing market.

Peter Cseres |  Talent Acquisition and Coaching Partner

Peter Cseres is a passionate professional and people leader who is customer-oriented and focused on business results. He has been behind many successful blue-chip organization development and talent upgrade projects over the last 25 years. He has a proven track record of recruiting top talent for critical positions, building teams, functions and leading projects of hiring, which required his global experience.

Peter leverages his broad base of leadership skills to translate business strategies into talent solutions and people development. He is skilled in delivering smart Organisational Design, Executive Search, Change Management, Coaching & Mentoring that supports sustained organizational growth.

Justice Tootla | Business Development Director

Justice is an accomplished Senior Executive with 20 years experience in various industries including Telecommunications, Oil & Gas,
Manufacturing, Defense and Security.

Having spent 12 years as Chief Executive Officer and leading successful teams, Justice understands organizational needs and works with Senior Leadership to identify and deploy talented candidates.

Justice is familiar with the African market with experience in Europe and the Middle East. | Office Direct: +27 11 803 0320 | Mobile: +27 83 638 9999 | LinkedIn

Marie Araman
Masters Degree in Marketing & International Relations

Marie is fluent in French, English and Spanish and speaks basic German, Arabic and Chinese. She has lived and worked in France, Spain, Ireland, Austria, China and Morocco. She is a specialist researcher and has experience in the FMCG, Telecoms, Agriculture, Chemical, Pharmaceuticaland the Oil & Gas sectors. Marie is also in addition to her research responsibilities, accountable for business development in the above sectors. | +44 (0)1784 439934 | Linkedin

Ilana Steenkamp

Ilana was born in South Africa and moved to the UK in 1996. She joined Genius Reserve in 2008 in our UK office and is now very well established within the Genius Reserve Research Team. Her attention to detail and constant drive to deliver on projects make her a well respected team player within the organisation. Dedicated Search consultant, an integral part of our business model, and an expert in research and mapping functions. She is passionate about the executive search industry, interacting with people and building professional relationships and networks globally. Ilana has excellent interpersonal and communication skills which is very useful to interact with clients, candidates and service providers. She is well known for leaving no stone unturned. Specialist in FMCG, Pharmaceutical, Financial Services and Mining & Energy Industries within Africa, Middle East, Asia and Eastern Europe. Fluent in English, Afrikaans and Flemish with a basic understanding of German, Spanish and Dutch.


If you want to speak to us directly please see our contact details below.

Pierre Fourie
Managing Director

Bank House
81 St. Judes Road
Englefield Green
TW20 0DF
United Kingdom

Mobile: UK +44 787 645 1777
SA +27 71 212 6944 

Ilana Steenkamp
Senior Search Consultant

5 Wessel Road
South West Block
Edenburg (Rivonia)
Sandton 2128
South Africa

Mobile: +27 66 164 8654


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