About IESF

International Executive Search Federation is one of the world’s most recognized international executive search groups / association. Identifying talent and leadership in 80 offices and 18 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.

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.

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 with 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:

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  • 15

    Sector Practices

  • 13

    Years of Experience

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