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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

  • Werner Boel

    Senior Partner & Practice Leader, Legal Services, WittKieffer

  • Suzanne Burns

    Consultant, Spencer Stuart

  • Nick Chambers

    Partner, Boyden

  • Janice Ellig

    CEO, The Ellig Group

  • Julian Ha

    Partner, Heidrick & Struggles

  • Denielle Pemberton-Heard

    Chief Legal Officer, Diversified Search Group

  • Christine Pendleton

    Senior Associate, Witt Kieffer

  • Heather Phelps

    Managing Partner, Phelps Group

  • Pauly Rodney

    Senior Vice President and Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Raines International

  • Tina Shah Paikeday

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

  • Bill Stratton

    Managing Director, Stanton Chase

Europe and Africa Diversity Leadership Council

  • Michaëla Berglund

    CEO, Michaël Berglund AB/ IIC Partners

  • Oana Ciornei

    Managing Partner, Member of the Global Board, Amrop Romania

  • Helen Di Mauro

    Partner, Curzon

  • Eleri Dodsworth

    Partner, Stanton Chase

  • Dr. Annette Dölker

    Partner, Russell Reynolds Associates

  • Laura Fabbro

    Consultant, Eric Salmon & Partner

  • Jennifer Flock

    Partner, Heidrick & Struggles

  • Nathaniel Hook

    Managing Director, WittKieffer

  • Shami Iqbal

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

  • Susana Pérez de Vries

    Consultant, Talengo/Panorama Search

  • Neha Rajdev

    Consultant, Business Intelligence, Coulter Partners

  • Julia Scheffer

    AltoPartners Global Director: Business Development, AltoPartners

  • Mosima Selekisho

    Director, Signium

  • Judit Szalóky Tóth

    Partner, Boyden

  • Sarah Thomas

    HR Business Partner, Saxton Bampfylde/ Panorama Search

  • Susanne Thorning-Lund

    Partner, Chair & Board Practice, Odgers Berndtson

  • Luis Truchado

    Partner, EuroGalenus/ ECI Group

  • Helen Tudor

    Managing Director, Sheffield Haworth

  • Andrew Wallace

    Founding Partner & Managing Partner, Leathwaite

Asia Pacific Diversity Leadership Council

  • Sonal Agrawal

    Managing Partner, Accord India

  • Aparna Ahuja


  • 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

  • Marie Evans

    Research Director, China, Boyden

  • Karen Fifer

    Partner, Heidrick & Struggles

  • Dee Fitzgerald

    Executive Director, Russell Reynolds Associates

  • Jennie Frewen

    Senior Consultant, Sheffield Haworth

  • Toby Gardner

    Partner, Odgers Berndtson

  • Jynn Goh

    Executive Director, Russell Reynolds Associates

  • Shivani Hazari

    Managing Partner, Sheffield Haworth

  • Ritu Khandelia

    Executive Director, Russell Reynolds Associates

  • Ryoko Komatsuzaki

    Partner, Russell Reynolds Associates

  • Claire Lawson

    Partner, Eric Salmon Partners

  • Harry O'Neill

    Partner Emeritus, Heidrick & Struggles

  • Paula Sugawara

    Executive Coach, Cornerstone International Group

  • Emily Woodward

    Consultant, Leathwaite