What We Do

AESC and its members share a deep commitment to the highest quality standards in executive search and leadership consulting—for the benefit of clients and the profession. We are dedicated to strengthening leadership worldwide.

To deliver on our shared purpose, AESC supports its members and works to raise the visibility of the profession among CEOs, Boards and other leaders, providing best practices and connection to best-in-class firms.


Our promise to our members is to Shape. Connect. Educate.

  • Shape quality standards, legislative response and best practices.

  • Connect members with peers, clients and candidates.

  • Educate through insights, trends and continuous learning.

As dedicated stewards, here is how we deliver on our promise to AESC Members: 

  • AESC provides its members best practice guidelines, on topics ranging from data privacy to diversity and inclusion, all rigorously designed to provide best-in-class results for their clients.

  • AESC increases awareness of the value of executive search and leadership consulting through research and thought leadership on global executive talent, while shining a light on its members as standard bearers of quality in the profession.

  • AESC monitors legislation and regulation impacting the profession, helping members stay current and compliant, and providing clients peace of mind.

  • AESC provides its members exclusive insights, from market trends to peer exchange forums, all designed to help members operate their businesses successfully.

  • AESC provides continuing education that allows members to expand their knowledge and differentiate among the competition.

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