The Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants Accepts Alac Partners Into Its Global Membership

The ECI Group, one of the world’s foremost global networks of retained, boutique executive search firms, is welcoming today Alac Partners as its newest member firm to represent its activities in the United Arab Emirates. With this membership, Alac Partners also joins the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC), the global professional association representing excellence in executive search and leadership advisory solutions. The firm’s acceptance follows a rigorous vetting process, including reference checks, site visits, votes by AESC regional councils and commitment to the AESC Code of Professional Practice

Founded in 2008, and based in Dubai, Alac Partners is led by Hakan Alac, Founder and Managing Partner. With a deep commitment to the Middle East, Alac Partners works closely with business owners, boards, and C-Suite leaders to build highly effective boards, directors, and executive leadership capable of radically transforming their organizations and directing them to sustainable growth. The firm services a diverse range of sectors and functions and are particularly interested in strengthening boards and unlocking the potential for middle eastern Family Conglomerates and Diversified Groups.

The Chairman of the ECI Group, Marcus Meyer, said on the occasion, “We are delighted in welcoming Alac Partners to our network and with our expansion in the United Arab Emirates; a strategically important economic hub for many of our international Clients. Alac Partners is a search firm that shares our values of Excellence, Integrity, and Passion for the profession, and who have a strong commitment to quality and professionalism. Hakan’s exemplary track record spans decades and has set him apart from other firms in the Gulf Region."

Commenting on the membership, Managing Partner Hakan Alac said, "We are thrilled to join the ECI Group; an alliance of world-class search professionals who share the same values and commitment to providing outstanding service and high-quality outcomes to the people, clients, and communities that we serve. We are also honored to join the AESC community, and among an elite group of practitioners contributing to the further development of the industry."

Welcoming Alac Partners to their global members via ECI, Patrick Rooney, Managing Director of the AESC Asia Pacific & Middle East commented “We celebrate Alac Partners joining the ECI Group and look forward to welcoming the firm into the AESC community in the Middle East. AESC members collectively shape quality standards in the executive search and leadership consulting profession and leverage their advisory capabilities to deliver excellence to organizations globally. Hakan Alac joins ECI Group and AESC as a trusted advisor to his clients in the region.”

The ECI network currently comprises 11 independent boutique firms across the world, each with sterling, solid reputations within their own domestic markets. With Alac Partners, ECI will add to its portfolio, one of UAE’s most prolific independent firms, allowing their global clients on-ground access to executive search and board services in one of the most open and dynamic economies in the world.

Unique in its approach, ECI via its members and local teams, works closely with clients and leadership to create unique research and leadership consulting strategies, tailored to fit the exact circumstances and nuances of every individual mandate. The consortium has thus cemented its legacy with their insightful global perspective and multi-disciplinary verticals.


About Alac Partners

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About the ECI Group

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About AESC 

Since 1959, AESC has set the quality standard for the executive search and leadership advisory profession. AESC Members, ranging in size from large global executive search and leadership advisory firms and networks to regional and boutique firms, 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, find and develop 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. For AESC’s career service for executive-level candidates, visit BlueSteps at bluesteps.com