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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

  • Philip Burton

    Principal and Practice Leader, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Practice, WittKieffer

  • Nick Chambers

    Partner, Boyden

  • Janice Ellig

    CEO, The Ellig Group

  • Cecilia Nelson-Hurt

    Chief Diversity Officer, Heidrick & Struggles

  • Ina Kota

    Global Head of Quality & Market Insights, Spencer Stuart

  • Denielle Pemberton-Heard

    Chief Legal Officer, Diversified Search Group

  • 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

  • Rodrigo Foz Forte

    Managing Partner, EXEC – Executive Performance | Panorama

  • 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

  • Isabel Suarez

    Partner, Signium

  • Silvana Zenere

    Consultant, Spencer Stuart

Europe and Africa Diversity Leadership Council

  • Michaëla Berglund

    CEO, Michaël Berglund AB/ IIC Partners

  • Jennifer Borrer

    Managing Partner and Founder, Borrer Executive Search

  • 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

  • Shami Iqbal

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

  • Laetitia Jerabek

    Consultant, Russell Reynolds Associates

  • Susan Kelly

    Consulting Partner, Signium

  • 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

  • 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

  • Jennie Frewen

    Senior Consultant, Sheffield Haworth

  • Toby Gardner

    Partner, Odgers Berndtson

  • Ritu Khandelia

    Executive Director, Russell Reynolds Associates

  • Ryoko Komatsuzaki

    Partner, Russell Reynolds Associates

  • Harry O'Neill

    Partner Emeritus, Heidrick & Struggles

  • Emily Woodward

    Consultant, Leathwaite