Paul Jenkins Joins AESC Board of Directors

McKinsey & Company Senior Partner becomes an Independent Director

The Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC), the global professional association representing excellence in executive search and leadership advisory solutions, today announces the appointment of Paul Jenkins, McKinsey & Company Senior Partner of Oslo, Norway to its Global Board of Directors. Jenkins joins the Board as an Independent Director.  

Emanuela Aureli, Spencer Stuart, and Chair of the AESC Board of Directors, commented: “It gives me great pleasure to welcome Paul Jenkins to the AESC Board. His extensive experience leading digital transformations for global companies across several industries, from entertainment to banking to travel, and helping businesses develop new digital ventures will complement and enhance our significant expertise on the Board.” 

Jenkins is the global leader of Leap by McKinsey, helping organizations across industries develop new digital ventures and improving the performance of existing businesses through digital transformation. He has extensive experience leading digital transformations for global companies across several industries ranging from entertainment to banking to travel. For instance, Jenkins recently helped build and launch a new business venture in the agriculture market, supported a real estate company as it built a new digital experience that reinvented the journey for both customers and brokers, rebuilt the digital sales omnichannel platform for an airline, and much more. 

Karen Greenbaum, AESC President and CEO, commented: “It’s a pleasure to welcome Paul to the AESC Board of Directors. We know from experience that McKinsey’s global strategic thinking is complementary to that of our own profession, Paul’s experience building digital experiences will be a particular value for AESC’s BlueSteps business – the leading global career services platform.” 

Jenkins has a BSc in physical sciences from Manchester University and a PhD in physical sciences from Cambridge University. 

“It is a real honour to be joining the board of AESC, an organization I already know to be truly professional in the service of its members, and owning a market-leading platform business with BlueSteps,” said Jenkins on the appointment. “I look forward to playing my part in the coming years to help both AESC in general and BlueSteps in particular.”  

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