IESF Awards 2023 Winners Announced

Dror Katabi

The International Executive Search Federation (IESF) is thrilled to announce the winners of the prestigious IESF Awards 2024. Dror Katabi from Kishurim HR in Israel and Valérie Truchot – Desautel from Hommes et Entreprises in France have been recognized for their outstanding contributions to the executive search industry.

IESF Israel, represented by Dror Katabi, has secured the coveted Assignor Award providing the IESF network with the most international assignments this financial year. Kishurim HR’s commitment to excellence, combined with their innovative approach to executive search, has solidified their position as leaders in the industry. Dror’s leadership and vision have played a pivotal role in this achievement, demonstrating the power of perseverance and dedication.

On the other hand, IESF France, under the leadership of Valérie Désautel, has been awarded the Assignee Award. Successfully completing the most international assignments this financial year. Hommes et Entreprises’ reputation for top-tier executive placements, coupled with Valérie’s unwavering commitment to client satisfaction, has set them apart in a highly competitive landscape.

Speaking about the awards, Gertjan van de Groep, President of IESF, commented, “The IESF Awards 2023 showcases the best in our industry. Both Dror and Valérie have shown an exceptional commitment to the values that IESF holds dear. Their dedication, innovation, and drive to deliver unparalleled service have made them deserving winners of these awards.”

IESF congratulates both winners and looks forward to another year of excellence and innovation in the executive search industry.

Didier Jouaneau on behalf of Hommes & Entreprises and Dror Katabi both receive their award out of the hands of IESF President Gertjan van de Groep

About the author

Dror Katabi


Dror Katabi, with over 30 years’ management and consulting experience in different industries, is Founder and CEO of Kishurim HR.

Under Dror’s management, Kishurim has consistently delivered innovation in all its areas of activity. Dror has led the company’s focus on specific sectors, developing new specialities and expertise, backed by comprehension knowledge of the industry, integrity and a personal touch, among candidates and clients.

On September 2010 Kishurim HR joined IESF (International Executive Search Federation)—the largest Executive search group in the world with over 130 offices in 40 countries worldwide. Being an active partner, Kishurim HR hosted the annual IESF Conference in Tel Aviv in March 2012. Dror has been N IESF Practice Expertise member in most of the sectors and one of the leading partners at the Africa Centre of Expertisecellence.

Specialities: Global Executives Search, Management Consulting, Talent Acquisition.

About the author

Valerie Desautel


Master in Law and labour psychology completed by a Master at ESCP Europe, Valérie Truchot-Desautel has over 20 years’ executive search and assessment experience at such multinationals as Progress and Humblot Grant Alexander.

As a generalist, Valérie covers the private headhunting, assessment and interim management sectors.

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