Ineke Arts Wins Global Award for Excellence in the Executive Search and Leadership Consulting Profession

Business Leader Recognized as “beacon in the industry” at the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC) annual global conference in London

Today at their annual AESC Global Conference in London, the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC) recognized Ineke Arts, Partner, Hoffman & Associates, member of IIC Partners, with the AESC Award of Excellence.

Awarded since 2000, the AESC Award of Excellence honors individuals at the height of their careers who have made significant, outstanding contributions to the executive search and leadership consulting profession.

Colleagues share that Ineke “is an exceptional ambassador of our profession,” “embodies the AESC Code of Professional Practice” and her “transparency and collegiality is a strength of hers and a beacon in our industry.”

Ineke is a motivational leader at the local and global level within the profession and beyond. For example, Ineke has served as:

  • Member and Chair of BEXSA, the Belgian search association;
  • AESC Council of Europe & Africa from 2014 to 2020;
  • Chair and Vice Chair positions on the AESC Council;
  • AESC Board of Directors from 2015 to 2020, including as Board Secretary
  • Board Member of the United Fund For Belgium, a charity supporting social integration since 1972.
  • Within IIC Partners, Ineke has sought to develop the IIC Partners network by promoting business exchanges between members.

Ineke’s colleagues agree that she is “a true example of professionalism and integrity, never compromising on the high-quality standards that are at the heart of her personality and which she demonstrates every day towards clients, candidates and colleagues alike.”

Ineke Arts said of the honor: "It is a great honor to receive the AESC Award of Excellence. Striving for excellence and trying to have a significant impact in a profession undergoing regular change has been my main objective over the past 35 years. Serving both clients and candidates and exceeding their expectations remains my absolute priority, whether in Executive Search, Executive Interim Management or Leadership Assessment. I am very grateful to the Hoffman team, the colleagues at IICPartners and the AESC for having selected me for this award."

Karen Greenbaum, AESC President & CEO, said: “Through her commitment to excellence in the executive search and leadership consulting profession, Ineke Arts embody AESC’s purpose—dedicated to strengthening leadership worldwide. We are proud to honor her outstanding achievements.” 

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About Ineke Arts

After an initial career in the corporate world, Ineke joined the executive search and leadership consulting profession, and founded Hoffman & Associates in 1987, a Belgium-based member of IIC Partners providing executive search, executive interim management and leadership assessments at European and global level. As a partner of the firm, Ineke focuses on advising leadership teams within international corporations and institutions with particular emphasis on sectors in Digital and Innovation, EU and global associations and institutions and the strategic consulting firms. She specializes in both permanent and interim assignments for experienced and diverse executives within predominantly international environments.

About the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants 

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 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 connecting executive-level candidates to the world’s leading executive search firms, visit bluesteps.com