May 10, 2021 – IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide has launched a new service for executives available by invitation only: the International Mentorship Program. “I am so excited to launch this program with my fellow IIC Partners colleagues,” said Ewa Olszewski, senior partner at Michaël Berglund AB in Sweden, and initiator of the program. “All over the world, we see leaders who strive to be better, to develop, set and achieve ambitious goals.” “Through our international network of leading executive search firms, we have established trusted personal relationships with some of the world’s most inspiring leaders,” Ms. Olszewski said. “Developments in technology have enabled the world to feel closer and create new opportunities. We want to encourage and provide tools for personal development in a warm, generous and challenging environment— helping leaders to become the best they can be. We believe that the International Mentorship Program will be one such powerful tool.”
The International Mentorship Program matches CEOs, CFOs, CHROS, board members, and other executives with experienced leaders beyond one’s own industry and borders, allowing mentees to expand their perspectives and professional networks, said IIC Partners. The program’s focus on personal development helps leaders to be aware of their own strengths; to understand their personal values; to develop a better balance between work, family and personal time; and encourages “outside the box” thinking, among other benefits. IIC Partners’ global network of independent executive search firms work together to find mentors across a diverse range of industry sectors and C-suite roles.
“We are proud to announce this new service,” said Christine Hayward, executive director. “The International Mentorship Program showcases the best of IIC Partners: collaboration by our global network of top executive search and consulting firms, sharing of our expertise in leading industries, and demonstrating forward thinking in providing a distinctive and unparalleled program.”
IIC Partners specializes in executive search and leadership consulting services. The group has 39 independently owned and managed member firms with more than 450 consultants in 42 cities across 29 countries. Areas of sector specialization include industrial, financial services, consumer and retail, energy, life sciences, technology, board, higher education, infrastructure and human resources.
New Member Firms
IIC Partners recently added ZOOM Executive Search & Leadership Consulting in Russia as its newest member firm. ZOOM Executive Search & Leadership Consulting was founded in 2013 and provides professional services for the search and development of top managers and board members for Russian and international companies. The company has a team of 10 professionals and works across a broad range of industries and functions. “We are thrilled to welcome ZOOM Executive Search & Leadership Consulting into membership,” said Ms. Hayward. “As one of the top executive search firms in Russia, they will further strengthen our presence in Europe particularly in the industrial and digital sectors. We are excited to be working with a collaborative team of search consultants who are committed to delivering a high-quality service to their clients.”
IIC Partners also added Visindi as a member. This became the 24th IIC Partners office in Europe. Visindi was founded in 2004 by Jenny Homme, Heidi Wiggen and Magne Amundsen, and immediately experienced rapid growth. Every year since 2015, Visindi has been rated the biggest executive search firm in Norway by Finansavisen, Norway’s second-largest business newspaper. Visindi now has 38 consultants in four offices across Norway, working on C-suite and board-level searches for local and multinational organizations. The firm carries out assignments at board and senior management levels across all industries in both private and public sector.
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