About Us

The Aicila Group Pty Ltd is a leader in executive level headhunting, talent management & consultancy services within the Animal Health / Nutrition, Food vet2Production and Veterinary sectors across the Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa. These regions are our particular focus and we have recently began working in Europe and the US. We specialise in executive placement at the local, regional and global level and deliver exceptional candidates for all functions of business in designated sectors, ranging from Strategy, Sales, Marketing, Technical, R&D and Regulatory roles.

The Aicila Group strives to work in partnership with SME’s and Multinational Corporations in our sectors so that we find the right people, every time. We have an in-depth knowledge of the animal health/nutrition, livestock, cattle, food production and veterinary environments and are able to provide in-depth remuneration surveys, market analysis and talent mapping solutions which enhances our unique value proposition.

The team at The Aicila Group work in collaboration with our clients, ensuring their employer value proposition is accurately communicated and that motivated and talented individuals wanting to work in quality organisations are appropriately matched.

The Aicila Group provides these solutions in international markets including Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Philippines, Viet Nam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, USA, UAE, United Kingdom and South Africa. Irrespective of your location, we will work with you to find a solution that works for you.

Click on the link to read more about Alicia Keenan, Managing Director and founder.

Alicia Keenan
Managing Director

Alicia & MillyAlicia holds a Bachelor of Agricultural Economics (Finance & Marketing) from the University of Sydney, and has extensive experience in national and international sales & marketing, P & L management as well as business development expertise in the livestock/meat export industry, pharmaceuticals (expertise in biologics, immunology/infectious diseases and cardiovascular), arts and recruitment. Alicia’s international experience allows her to deliver knowledgeable and informed solutions to the Animal Health, Nutrition, Food Production and Veterinary Industry across key markets, globally.

Alicia’s provides a truly unique perspective on recruiting to meet your business needs by developing strategic partnerships with clients and candidates alike, in order to maximise the outcomes of talent acquisition and retention initiatives. Alicia is entirely focused on delivering exceptional candidates every time – candidates who have the technical know-how and high performer competencies, which will meet client expectations and organisational objectives. Developing clear expectations, effective performance management tools, learning/development planning, coaching to engage & retain ‘star’ performers and implementation of reward & recognition strategies are key for Alicia and The Aicila Group.

The working knowledge Alicia has in animal health/nutrition, food production & veterinary industries and recruitment across multiple countries has enabled her to refine systems & processes and improve the delivery of solutions to her clients.

For Alicia, it is about contributing to both the organisational goals of her clients and the professional growth of candidates.

The Aicila Group’s vision: ‘Bringing Talented People and Quality Organisations Together” underpins its operational business model.

Simone Fitzsimon
Recruitment Director – ANZ & International

Simone Fitzsimon - The Aicila GroupAfter spending over 20 years in Animal and Human Health, Simone is bringing her diverse experience and education to The Aicila Group.

Her skills gained from roles in Pharmaceutical Sales, as a Business Analyst, as Director in Training and Development and National Key Account Management in both the large and small animal fields has given her a breadth of experience which enables her to affiliate with any position in all Animal Health sectors. Her experience as a Sales Specialist in Hospitals and Specialist Centres has given her a diversity which spreads into the Human Health Care arena.

Combining Simone’s education with a Degree in Business with a Double Major in Human Resources and International Business, Diploma in Marketing, Certificate in Information Management and Current studies in a Post Graduate in Change Management gives her the unique ability to offer true recruitment solutions to both clients and candidates.

Simone is not only passionate about matching a candidates experience into a position but making sure their own ideals and future goals fit the culture of the organisation to give true autonomy to the role.

Sativana Suparyono
Recruitment Consultant – Indonesia

Sativana Suparyono The Aicila GroupSativana is The Aicila Group’s Recruitment Consultant for the Indonesian region. She has spent more than 8 years in the Biotechnology Research and Development sectors ranging from medical, environmental & food microbiology and aquatic planning. The majority of her work has been in developing bio-based products which she has a passion for. Sativana has a degree in Biology from the University of Indonesia and Masters in Food engineering from Parahyangan Catholic University.

After moving around the research and development arena, Sativana has taken on a new challenge in the Human Resource industry, where she sees strong potential to develop her skills. Sativana shares a similar management philosophy as The Aicila Group and can contribute her technical experience in the Research and Development sector. Her experience in both the educational institutions and private sectors motivated her to join The Aicila Group. Sativana is looking forward to working with people who have a diverse cultural background and wide range of experience. Bringing talented people and quality organisations together.

Sharon Wimble - The Aicila GroupSharon Wimble
CRM/Database Manager

Sharon joined the Aicila Group in 2015 as our database administrator. She comes to us with a long history working within the Australian Government – most recently with Worksafe Australia – NICNAS Agriculture and Veterinary Chemicals. With formal qualifications in business administration, Sharon’s professionalism, eye for detail and dedication to her work make her a valuable and integral part of the Aicila team.

The Aicila Group - Abdalla Al Bakri

Abdalla Al Bakri
Recruitment Consultant

Abdalla holds a Bachelor of International Accounting and Business Administration from The German Jordanian University (and the University of Fulda, Germany on exchange). As Junior Consultant – Middle East region, Abdalla brings an energy level and youthful enthusiasm combined with a strong work ethic to the Aicila team. Having successfully completed a number of internships in both Jordan and Germany in international sales, customer service, quality and finance disciplines, Abdalla now embarks on further developing these skills and adding significant value to the Aicila team. Abdalla possesses a high attention to detail, sound project management skills and an impressive customer service focus.

Abdalla will assist the Aicila team to build strong animal health industry relationships and source new business opportunities throughout the Middle East region. Abdalla speaks fluent Arabic, English and intermediary level German.

Sandra Garland
Finance and Accounts Manager

Sandra joined The Aicila Group in 2016 as our Finance and Accounts Manager. With qualifications in finance and administration coupled with an exceptional eye for detail, Sandra brings her expertise to The Aicila Group managing all aspects of accounts and finance for our organisation.

During her long and rewarding career, Sandra has worked as the Financial Controller for several high profile not for profit organisations, as well as a number of large organisations within the private sector – including chemical and food import/export companies.