International Executive Search Federation

IESF was founded in 2002 by partners in Asia and Europe with a clear vision to grow a Global Group, free of corporate restrictions or rigidity and able to meet the ever-increasing needs of their clients. IESF partners are business leaders, with strong experience, involving the needs of corporations and growing businesses around the world. Carefully selected and assessed firms enter into partnership with IESF to enrich and develop our global search capabilities.


As a member of IESF, we offer worldwide executive search services, with the advantage of our local knowledge. IESF is one of the largest retained executive search groups in the world, identifying talents and leadership thanks to our 130 offices located in 40 countries globally. Benefitting from so many locations around the world, we are considered as a local company owing to our deep understanding of markets. The success of IESF is built on values and principles, a strategic roadmap and dedicated member firms - the drivers of our business.


IESF has a wide coverage in the Emerging Markets, serving international companies operating or starting new operations in these markets. We see the Emerging Markets as a core part of our business model. As businesses continue to expand internationally, it is in the Emerging Markets that they require our help to optimize their development and capture the economic benefits of their growth.  Drawing on deep experience across industries, we bring our clients the knowledge and skills they need. In addition, the newly set-up “Africa Centre of Expertise“ provides staffing services and solutions to our global clients for the fast growing and very challenging African market.