Four New AESC APAC Council Members Selected

The Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants also appoints new officers  

The Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC), representing the top executive search and leadership consulting firms worldwide, today announces 2024 officers and representatives to the AESC Council of Asia Pacific. The Council consists of elected officers and representatives from AESC Member executive search and leadership advisory firms from across Asia Pacific.  

Sarah Mortimer, Managing Director, APAC, commented, “I am delighted to welcome new officers and representatives to the AESC APAC Council. I look forward to working with all APAC Council members, whose diverse expertise and strong commitment to the profession will drive us toward success in 2024.” 

New Council Members for 2024 

Steven Greenberg, Partner-in-Charge of the Tokyo office at Heidrick & Struggles, has more than 15 years of executive search experience in Japan and Asia Pacific. He is a core member of the CEO, Board and Financial Services practices, and has successfully led search, succession and board appointments across a range of sectors including insurance, banking, asset management, private equity and beyond. 

Alistair Macrae, Melbourne-based Managing Director, leads Russell Reynolds Associates’ Australian operations.  He focuses on Chief Financial Officer search and assessment and is also a member of the firm’s Board and CEO practice.   

Steven McKinney, Seoul-based Founder and President of McKinney Consulting / Kestria, has over 23 years of high-performance executive search and leadership consulting solutions to his multinational clients in the Industrial, Consumer Goods, Technology and other industries in Korea. 

Patrick Rooney, Wellington-based Associate Director of Sheffield, is an executive search thought leader and practitioner with nearly 20 years of experience in the industry globally and locally. He focuses on partnering with clients in the public and private sectors, ranging from higher education to local government, to appoint key talent. 

New Council Officers for 2024 

2024 AESC APAC Council officers:  Nobi Kaneko, President and Managing Partner of Kaneko & Associates, has been appointed as APAC Council Chair.  K Sudarshan, Managing Director of EMA Partners, has been appointed as Vice Chair.  

The Complete 2024 AESC APAC Council 

  • Nobi Kaneko, Kaneko & Associates, Chair – Tokyo 
  • K Sudarshan, EMA Partners, Vice Chair – Mumbai  
  • Karen Greenbaum, AESC, Ex-officio – New York   
  • Sonal Agrawal, AltoPartners / Accord India – Mumbai   
  • Wai-Leong Chan, Eric Salmon & Partners – Singapore  
  • Nancy Chu, Cornerstone International Group – Hong Kong 
  • Agamjeet Dang, Executive Access/Panorama – Mumbai 
  • Shalija Dutt, Stellar Search – Delhi   
  • Sean Garvey, Odgers Berndtson – Sydney 
  • Steven Greenberg, Heidrick & Struggles – Tokyo 
  • Phillip Guest, Pacific Talent Partners – Sydney  
  • CK Guruprasad, Spencer Stuart – Bangalore   
  • Cecile Hofer, Amrop Hofer Tan, Chair, Membership Development – Singapore   
  • Stephen L. Irish, Ph.D., Boyden – Tokyo  
  • Liz Jones, Fisher Leadership – Melbourne   
  • Jiyeon Kim, Signium – Seoul   
  • Alistair Macrae, Russell Reynolds Associates – Melbourne   
  • Steven McKinney, McKinney Consulting | Kestria – Seoul   
  • Yen Pin Ng, Sheffield Haworth – Shanghai & Singapore   
  • Phillip Osborne, Kincannon & Reed, Chair, Nomination & Governance – Sydney   
  • Patrick Rooney, Sheffield – Wellington  
  • Warren Rushbrook, Quinton Anthony – Sydney   
  • Geoff Slade, TRANSEARCH – Melbourne  
  • Katherine Wang, Fitco-Consulting – Beijing   
  • Jacinta Whelan, Watermark Search – Melbourne  

Karen Greenbaum, AESC President and CEO, commented: “In addition to the AESC Council’s governance role, members contribute insights that shape AESC and guide our standards and best practices. Their leadership is invaluable.”       

About AESC 

Since 1959, AESC has set the quality standard for the executive search and leadership consulting profession. AESC Members represent 16,000+ trusted professionals in 1,200+ offices, spanning 70+ countries. AESC Members are recognized experts providing consulting services in the areas of leaders, teams and culture to the world’s leading organizations. They leverage their access and expertise to place more than 100,000 executives each year in board of directors and C-level positions across industry sectors. Dedicated to strengthening leadership together, 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. Innovate. Learn more about us at aesc.org. For AESC’s career services, visit bluesteps.com