AESC Announces 2020 Representatives to its Council of Europe and Africa

AESC, the global association representing quality standards in the executive search and leadership consulting profession, today announced new appointments to the AESC Council of Europe and Africa, which consists of elected officers from AESC Member executive search and leadership advisory firms from across Europe and Africa.

Martin Schubert, Partner, Eric Salmon & Partners and based in Frankfurt, will serve as Council Chair. Joe Coulter, Chief Operating Officer and Managing Partner at Coulter Partners and based in London will serve as Vice Chair, while Jonathan Morgan, Consultant, Regulation and Government Affairs Practice, Saxton Bampfylde/Panorama Search and based in London, will serve as Council Secretary/Treasurer. Emanuela Aureli, Consultant, Technology, Media & Telecommunications and Data & Analytics Practices, Spencer Stuart and based in London, will serve as Council Chair Emeritus.

In addition, AESC would like to welcome the following new members to its Council of Europe and Africa: Bendik Nicolai Blindheim, Managing Partner at ISCO Group and based in Oslo; Jennifer Borrer, Founder and Managing Partner at Borrer Executive Search and based in Lausanne; Jonathan Holmes, Managing Director, Middle East & Africa at Korn Ferry and based in Dubai; Marcus Meyer, Managing Director at Meyer & Sohne GmbH/ECI Group and based in Bocholt, Germany; and Ewa Olszewski, Partner at Michael Berglund AB/IIC Partners and based in Stockholm.

Martin Schubert, AESC Europe and Africa Council Chair, commented: “AESC plays a critical role in ensuring the highest quality standards in executive search and leadership consulting on behalf of clients in Europe and Africa and throughout the world. I look forward to working with my fellow Council members and the AESC Global Board of Directors to ensure we work rigorously as trusted advisors to our clients, representing the best talent and leadership solutions in the market.”

Karen Greenbaum, AESC President and CEO, commented: “I would like to thank our Councils for their local market insights and commitment to ensuring our association represents the very best in the profession. Our Councils play a critical role in combining regional expertise with global innovation on behalf of our association, ensuring clients—no matter where in the world—receive exceptional quality and results when working with an AESC Member.”

The complete 2020 AESC Council of Europe and Africa includes:

  • Martin Schubert, Eric Salmon & Partners, Chair – Frankfurt
  • Joe Coulter, Coulter Partners, Vice Chair – London
  • Jonathan Morgan, Saxton Bampfylde/Panorama Search, Secretary/Treasurer – London
  • Emanuela Aureli, Spencer Stuart, Chair Emeritus – London
  • Karen Greenbaum, AESC, Ex-officio – New York
  • George Abdushelishvili, Ward Howell – Moscow
  • Ineke Arts, Hoffman & Associates/IIC Partners – Brussels
  • Christo Badenhorst, Search Partners International/AltoPartners – Johannesburg
  • Paul Benson, Korn Ferry – London
  • Bendik Nicolai Blindheim, ISCO Group – Oslo
  • Richard Boggis-Rolfe, Odgers Berndtson – London
  • Jennifer Borrer, Borrer Executive Search – Lausanne
  • Dorota Czarnota, Russell Reynolds Associates – Warsaw
  • Petra Gerstner-Berggren, Stanton Chase – Bad Homburg
  • Lydia Goutas, Cornerstone International Group – Vienna
  • Albert Hiribarrondo, Alspective /Panorama Search – Paris
  • Jonathan Holmes, Korn Ferry – Dubai
  • Raffaele Jacovelli, Hightech Partners – Brussels
  • Klas Mårtenson, Signium – Malmö
  • Marcus Meyer, Meyer & Sohne GmbH/ECI Group - Bocholt, Germany
  • Ewa Olszewski, Michaël Berglund AB/IIC Partners - Stockholm
  • Franco A. Parodi, Parodi & Associates – Düsseldorf
  • Bernard Perry, TRANSEARCH – London
  • Filippo Rinaldi, Management Search S.r.l. – Milan
  • Tim Sheffield, Sheffield Haworth – London
  • Kristen Smit, Boyden – Paris
  • Luis Urbano, Heidrick & Struggles – Madrid
  • Sylvie Vercruysse, EMA Partners – Brussels


About AESC

Since 1959, AESC has set the quality standard for the executive search and leadership advisory profession. AESC Members represent 16,000+ trusted professionals in 1,200+ offices, spanning 70+ countries. AESC Members are recognized leaders of global executive search and leadership advisory solutions. They leverage their access and expertise to place more than 100,000 executives each year in board of directors and C-level positions for the world’s leading organizations of all types and sizes. Dedicated to strengthening leadership worldwide, 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 Shape. Connect. Educate. Learn more about us at aesc.org.