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

Press Releases

Impact of COVID-19 on the Labor Market in Chile & Peru

November 5th, 2020 – In August 2020, our exclusive Partners IESF Peru (Virtus) and IESF Chile (HR Buró) carried out the Labor Market Study in their countries. They surveyed 36 companies from the mining, agribusiness and energy sectors about how they are facing the COVID-19 crisis in their industries. (Most of the companies with more

IESF Held its First Virtual AGM 2020

October 20, 2020 – The International Executive Search Federation (IESF) held its first virtual Annual Global Meeting (AGM) on the 20th of October, 2020. The meeting brought together 21 countries with more than 30 participants, involving dynamic discussions about the recruiting sector impacts due to the pandemic outbreak. One of the meeting highlights was that

A Coffee Meeting with the Headhunter

October 14, 2020 – By Pia Torreck, Katrine Rømert and Caroline Otto – Ingvardsen ll Partners, Denmark “An inadequate CEO can ruin a company in the course of a few months.” This quote originates from one of our customers – a well-known Equity Fund. Both Equity Funds as well as Chairmen’s of the board hold

Adapting in Uncertain Times

June 22, 2020 – Many expect a significant pause in business, followed by a sharp rebound later this year. Hunt Scanlon’s latest 2020 Executive Recruiting State of Industry Report reveals how the nation’s top executive recruiters are resetting expectations in the midst of an unprecedented global pandemic crisis. Hunt Scanlon Media talk to the experts,

Home Office is Here to Stay

May 20, 2020 – By Gloria Sotomayor, Managing Partner at North Hunters, Mexico. In July 2019, Mexico’s Senate approved work from home as labour benefit with the purpose of better performance, productivity and workers quality of life. (Article 311, Federal Labor Law 2020 ) During my career as a Head Hunter, I have had the