January 30, 2011 – Executive search organization IIC Partners has marked its 25th anniversary this year and foresees a period of growth in the executive search sector in 2011. In her New Year message to members, IIC Partners chairwoman Lim Chye Lian said it was widely accepted that executive search was a barometer of economic activity, and members were reporting significantly renewed business confidence. “I am delighted that we, as members, begin our 25th Anniversary Year with such a marked increase in search activity globally. I have heard from a great many of our members that there is a real sense of momentum in key sectors,” Ms Lim said. “And as a global organization of independent retained executive search professionals, we have never been stronger.” IIC welcomed six new member firms in 2010, bringing the consortium’s total number of offices to 53 in 37 countries.