March 21, 2011 – The Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) has accepted five executive search firms into membership. Clark Langdon Partners, founded by Simon Clark, has more than 18 years experience in senior level retained executive search. The firm operates from Monaco for clients primarily based in the U.S. within the energy and technology sectors. Hofmann Consultants is an executive search firm in the European consumer goods market. The firm operates from two offices in Munich and Königstein serving a broad spectrum of clients in the consumer goods industry including retail, FMCG, pharma, media and fashion. Located in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Kemp Consultoria Empresarial was founded in 1986 by Renato Alves Fortes. Kemp serves a client base of primarily multinational companies based in Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina and conducts executive search across all sectors and functions. Based in Oslo, Panamera was founded by Nina Merethe Andersen, Dag Bergheim Pettersen and Per-André Marum in 2010. The firm serves clients in the IT & telecom industry, FMCG, finance, media and professional services industries. Panamera is part of the IMD International Search Group. Stones International is an executive search firm, headquartered in Hong Kong. Founded in 2007, the firm is dedicated to executive search and M&A services across the consumer and retail, supply chain and logistics, and industrial industries.