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Diversity Leadership Councils

The AESC Diversity Councils are comprised of representatives from AESC member firms. Our Councils were founded to ensure we progress the mission laid forth in the AESC Diversity Pledge.

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North America Diversity Leadership Council

  • Maureen Alphonse-Charles

    Senior Vice President of Talent, Diversity, & Equity, Koya Leadership Partners

  • Werner Boel

    Senior Partner & Practice Leader, Legal Services, WittKieffer

  • Janice Ellig

    CEO, The Ellig Group

  • Sowbagya Gokulram

    Partner, Boyden

  • Cecilia Nelson-Hurt

    Chief Diversity Officer, Heidrick & Struggles

  • Ina Kota

    Global Head of Quality & Market Insights, Spencer Stuart

  • Carlos Medina

    Vice President for Equity and Inclusion and Senior Consultant, Academic Search

  • Louis Montgomery

    Partner, JM Search

  • Heather Phelps

    Managing Partner, Phelps Group

  • Tina Shah Paikeday

    Global Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Advisory Services, Russell Reynolds

  • Bill Stratton

    Managing Director, Stanton Chase

  • Ryna Young

    Partner & Head of Diversity, Odgers Berndtson Canada

Latin America Diversity Leadership Council

  • Tatyana Araujo de Freitas

    Consultant, Russell Reynolds Associates

  • Cecilia Besa

    Managing Partner, EMA Partners

  • Cristina Bomchil

    Executive Director, Valuar

  • Ornella Bono

    Co-founder, Humanitas/ Cornerstone Santiago

  • Pilar Brogeras

    Regional Vice President, Latin America; Managing Director, Stanton Chase

  • Thais Mariz

    Principal, Heidrick & Struggles

  • Alejandro Masco

    Managing Partner, FARO

  • Sandra Olive

    Partner, AltoPartners Buenos Aires

  • Anna Luiza M. Osser

    Partner, Osser & Osser

  • Adriana Prates

    President and Founder, Dasein

  • Marcelo Ribeiro

    Consultant, Panorama

  • Ximena Rodriguez

    Partner / Client Manager, SommerGroup

  • Silvana Zenere

    Consultant, Spencer Stuart

Europe and Africa Diversity Leadership Council

  • Holly Addison

    Partner, Leathwaite

  • CJ Bedford

    Chief People Officer, Eton Bridge Partners

  • Michaëla Berglund

    CEO, Michaël Berglund AB/ IIC Partners

  • Martin Bernard

    Executive Search Partner, Signium

  • Jennifer Borrer

    Managing Partner and Founder, Borrer Executive Search

  • Oana Ciornei

    Managing Partner, Member of the Global Board, Amrop Romania

  • Julius Cordell

    Global Vice President – HR, Heidrick & Struggles

  • Helen Di Mauro

    Partner, Curzon

  • Eleri Dodsworth

    Partner, Stanton Chase

  • Laura Fabbro

    Consultant, Eric Salmon & Partner

  • Jennifer Flock

    Regional Lead DEI Practice, Russell Reynolds

  • Volker Haber

    Managing Director DACH, Group CPO at Beaumont Group

  • Shami Iqbal

    Partner, Head of EMEA Legal, Compliance and Regulatory Practice, Spencer Stuart

  • Laetitia Jerabek

    Consultant, Russell Reynolds Associates

  • Maja Meissner

    Founder & Managing Partner, Meissner&Partners Executive Search and Organizational Development/ ECI Group

  • Susana Pérez de Vries

    Consultant, Talengo/Panorama Search

  • Neha Rajdev

    Director, Business Intelligence, Coulter Partners

  • Nick Robeson

    Managing Partner, Boyden

  • Julia Scheffer

    AltoPartners Global Director: Business Development, AltoPartners

  • Vidhu Sood-Nicholls

    Consultant, Saxton Bampfylde

  • Susanne Thorning-Lund

    Partner, Chair & Board Practice, Odgers Berndtson

  • Luis Truchado

    Partner, EuroGalenus/ ECI Group

  • Helen Tudor

    Managing Director, Sheffield Haworth

Asia Pacific Diversity Leadership Council

  • Sonal Agrawal

    Managing Partner, Accord India

  • Reet Bhambhani

    Partner, EMA Partners

  • Mala Chawla

    Managing Partner Global Practice Group Lead, Diversity & Inclusion, Stanton Chase

  • Caroline Dever

    Managing Partner, Odgers Berndtson

  • Sherry Ding

    Consultant, Spencer Stuart

  • Karen Fifer

    Partner, Heidrick & Struggles

  • Shoon Lim

    Consultant, Russell Reynolds

  • Emily Woodward

    Consultant, Leathwaite

Middle East Diversity Leadership Council

  • Suvidha Kitchloo

    Principal, Heidrick & Struggles

  • Anna Martin

    Partner & Head of Research, Boyden

  • Mina Paul

    Consultant - Consumer, Digital, High-growth Tech, Media, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Russell Reynolds Associates

  • Samantha Robinson

    Managing Director, Intersearch

  • Sergio Vega

    Head of Research & Diversity, Odgers Berndtson