(Oct. 15, 2021) The International Executive Search Federation is proud to announce that Gertjan van de Groep of IESF The Netherlands (Van de Groep & Olsthoorn Executive Search) has taken on the role of President of IESF. Gertjan van de Groep is partner of IESF since 2015. Gertjan has served on the IESF board as Treasurer for the last three years. The President position will be vacated by Victor Carulla from IESF Spain (Headway Executive Search) who is stepping down after completing three successful years as President.
Besides the rotation of Presidency, the IESF Leadership Council also appointed Stephan Löw of IESF Germany (Topos Personalberatung) as new Treasurer. Stephan will work closely with Gertjan and the Leadership Council members of IESF.
Gertjan van de Groep: “I’m looking forward to serving as President. IESF’s success is built on a strong foundation of trust across cultures and dedicated member firms driven to deliver leaders across the globe for their clients. My goal as the new President is to retain and expand our Partner network. Also, to showcase our thought leadership and creating engagement and added value for our partners, candidates, and clients. With a professional and simple process and high-quality standard. I’m a transparent leader and want to make room for new initiatives.”
International Executive Search Federation is one of the world’s most recognized international executive search groups / associations. Identifying talent and leadership in 50 offices and 22 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.