About Us

International Executive Search Federation is one of the world’s most recognized international executive search groups / associations. Identifying talent and leadership in more than 80 offices and 21 countries, we are globally known as “The Local Experts” because we understand regional markets and their specific needs when it comes to executive recruitment. We offer a fully customized, local approach to search projects, based on culture, regional economics and the local candidate marketplace. We never seek to impose a “one-size-fits-all” solution. Our search process is optimized to the local culture.

Sector Practices

We operate in 15 sector practices that bring sector specific leadership and knowledge directly to the client. Because our members are not just capital city based but nationally based on capital city representation, we have a deep understanding of the way regional businesses operate and can deliver talent with the appropriate cultural fit.

IESF has worldwide partners in:
• AsiaPac
• EMEA
• Americas

Global Reach with Local Knowledge

IESF enjoys global reach, helping international firms in mature markets while helping them forge ahead into emerging markets. Our local search consultants provide top value by finding the right talent to fit your exact needs. IESF’s success is built on a strong foundation of trust across cultures, values and principles with a strategic roadmap and dedicated member firms driven to deliver leaders across the globe for their clients. We have forged strong relations with partners in all member nations through regular regional meetings and practice groups built around vertical and geographic markets. We know our partners personally and understand their businesses and executive search strategies.

Achievements

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IESF enjoys global reach, helping international firms in mature markets while helping them forge ahead into emerging markets. Our local search consultants provide top value by finding the right talent to fit your exact needs. IESF’s success is built on a strong foundation of trust across cultures, values and principles with a strategic roadmap and dedicated member firms driven to deliver leaders across the globe for their clients. We have forged strong relations with partners in all member nations through regular regional meetings and practice groups built around vertical and geographic markets. We know our partners personally and understand their businesses and executive search strategies.

Solutions And Expertise

IESF operates in 15 sector practices that bring sector specific leadership and knowledge directly to the client. Because our members are not just capital city based but nationally based on capital city representation, we have a deep understanding of the way regional businesses operate and can deliver talent with the appropriate cultural fit.

Solutions
  • Assessment
  • Board Services
  • Career Services
  • Data Analy./Mrkt. Intell.
  • Executive Coaching
  • Executive Search
  • Interim
  • Leadership Consulting
  • Leadership Develop.
  • Mgmt. Consulting
  • On-Demand Recruiting
  • Onboarding
  • Org. Chart Mapping
  • Recruitment Research
Industries
  • Accounting/Audit
  • Advertising/Marketing
  • Aerospace/Defense
  • Agriculture
  • All Industries
  • Alt. Investments
  • Asset Management
  • Associations
  • Automotive
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemicals
  • Clean Tech./Sustain.
  • Clinical Research
  • Cloud Based
  • Colleges/Universities
  • Commercial Banking
  • Communications
  • Construction
  • Consulting
  • Consumer
  • Consumer Products
  • Consumer Services
  • Corporate Banking
  • Cultural Arts
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data & Analytics
  • Devices
  • Digital
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Engineering & Archit.
  • Environmental Service
  • Faith Based
  • Family Offices
  • Financial Services
  • FinTech
  • Foundations
  • Global Markets
  • Government
  • Healthcare Services
  • Hedge Funds
  • High Tech
  • Industrial
  • Industrial Products
  • Insurance
  • Internet
  • Investment Banking
  • Investment Mgmt.
  • K-12
  • Legal/Compliance
  • Life Sci./Healthcare
  • Luxury
  • Machine Learning
  • Manufacturing
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Medical
  • Medical Devices
  • Mobile
  • Natural Resources
  • Non-Profit
  • Oil & Gas
  • Payments/Processes
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Private Banking
  • Private Equity
  • Professional Services
  • Quantitative Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Restaurants
  • Retail
  • Software
  • Sovereign Wealth
  • Sports
  • Supply Chain
  • Technology
  • Trade Finance
  • Transportation
  • Travel, Hosp. & Leisure
  • Utilities
  • Venture Capital
  • Wealth Management
Functions
  • Advertising
  • All Functions
  • Board/Governance
  • Business Development
  • C-Level
  • C-Suite
  • CEO/President
  • Communications/PR
  • Customer Service
  • Data/Analytics
  • Development
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Finance/Accounting
  • General Management
  • GM/Operations
  • Government
  • Human Resources
  • Information/Digital
  • Invest. Mgmt./Banking
  • Investor Relations
  • Legal/Compliance
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Medical/Clinical
  • Research & Develop.
  • Risk Management
  • Supply Chain

News Briefings

Recruiting and Hiring Trends Expected for 2021

Undoubtedly, companies will continue to feel the impact of COVID-19 and its effect on hiring strategies for the new year and beyond. Looking back on 2020 and forward to 2021, the International Executive Search Federation’s Victor Carulla outlines key forecasts in executive search and highlights top hiring trends to expect. “Because of COVID-19 projects were

Press Releases

NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR FOR RENTAL COMPANY MANAGES OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE SUCCESSFULLY IN TIMES OF THE PANDEMIC

Boels Rental, a Dutch family business founded in 1977, is one of the most renowned rental companies in Europe. IESF partners from the Netherlands and Belgium worked together in searching the best suitable candidate for the position of Managing Director Belgium and Luxembourg. Main focus point for the future Managing Director is enlarging the company’s footprint

NEW LEADER TO HELP A SUCCESSFUL FAMILY-RUN MANUFACTURING BUSINESS GROW IN CHINA

Business insights from our IESF partners in China & The Netherlands Bons & Evers, a Dutch family business of over 70 years, has been transforming to a reputable market leader of hot forging and machining of brass, copper and aluminum alloys. Their main goal is to supply top quality metal parts and components to automotive customers across the world.

KEY LEARNINGS ON INTERNATIONAL EXECUTIVE SEARCH AND PARTNERSHIPS OVER HET YEARS

Interview Tim Smith, IESF’ new Advisory Board member as of April 2021 Tim Smith, founder of the ASLON Group Executive Search in the US, has over more than 37 years of experience in executive search and has been a member of the International Executive Search Federation – IESF – for more than 15 years. This April the

VIRTUAL RECRUITMENT: HOW TO BE SUCCESSFUL WITH A MODERNIZED APPROACH TO RECRUITING THAT INVOLVES VIDEO INTERVIEWING

IESF organized Masterclass Video Recruitment for its partners, April 22th   The hiring process is changing rapidly as our world shifts to remote work. While the focus on online hiring has accelerated in recent months, the ability to manage the entire hiring process virtually is not a new concept. Online interviews, online candidate attraction tools video

IESF LAUNCHES ADVISORY BOARD TO SUPPORT BUSINESS STRATEGY AND DECISION-MAKING

Tim Smith appointed as first member The International Executive Search Federation – IESF – introduces an Advisory Board. Aim is that this body will not only enhance the international network reputation and credibility but will also provide the President and current members of the Leadership Council with valuable knowledge, information, lessons learned, insights and ideas. The main goal