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Ivan Jeleff-Daroux


Ivan specialises in the recruitment of leading executives and experienced managers for the real estate and construction sectors. He also works with private equity clients, as well as in the heavy industry, energy, travel and tourism sectors. His particular interest in the international environment and his sectors of expertise has led him to undertake numerous search assignments for expatriate positions.


Ivan began his career in audit at Arthur Andersen, where he specialised in heavy industry, construction and e-commerce. In 2000 he joined the Internet department at communications group Grey, before moving into the search business.


As a Manager at Robert Walters, he worked on search assignments with very high potential candidates in the finance sector before going on to launch the firm’s real estate and Construction department.


Prior to joining Synapse, Ivan was a Partner at Alexander Hughes’ real estate practice. Ivan holds a degree in Economics from the Sorbonne and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences-Po). He speaks French, English and Italian.

Recent missions

  • Director of Development for a national property rental firm
  • Director of Asset Management for a fund
  • Managing Director for sales for an office and rental firm
  • CFO for a real estate company

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