The global Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC) today announced new appointments to the AESC Council of Europe and Africa, which consists of elected officers from AESC member executive search and leadership consulting firms from across the European and African continents.

Emanuela Aureli, Consultant, Technology, Media & Telecommunications and Data & Analytics Practices, Spencer Stuart and based in London, will serve as Council Chair. Martin Schubert, Partner, Eric Salmon & Partners and based in Frankfurt, will serve as Council Vice Chair, while Jonathan Morgan, Consultant, Regulation and Government Affairs Practice, Saxton Bampfylde/Panorama Search and based in London, will serve as Council Secretary/Treasurer. Ineke Arts, Partner, Technology, EU Association and Consulting Practices, Hoffman & Associates/IIC Partners and based in Brussels, will serve throughout 2018 as Council Chair Emeritus.

In addition, AESC would like to welcome the following new members of the Council of Europe and Africa: George Abdushelishvili, Senior Partner, Chair, Ward Howell and based in Moscow; Christo Badenhorst, Director, Search Partners International/AltoPartners and based in Johannesburg; Joe Coulter, Chief Operating Officer & Finance Director, Coulter Partners and based in London; Niccolo Giunta, Managing Partner of Eurosearch Consultants Italy and Chair of ECI Group and based in Milan; Lydia Goutas, Managing Partner, Cornerstone International Group and based in Vienna; Albert Hiribarrondo, Partner, Advisor, Executive Search & Board Services, ALSpective/The Global Community for Leaders (TGCL) and based in Paris; Michelle Lally, Chief Operations Officer, Sheffield Haworth and based in London; and Franco A. Parodi, Founder, Parodi & Associates and based in Düsseldorf.

Emanuela Aureli, AESC Europe and Africa Council Chair, commented: “The AESC Council of Europe and Africa plays a critical role in ensuring the highest standards in the executive search and leadership consulting profession throughout the European and African markets. I look forward to working with my fellow Council members and our Board to ensure we are paving the way for the future of the profession on behalf of the clients we serve, across Europe and Africa and beyond.”

Karen Greenbaum, AESC President and CEO, commented: “I would like to thank our Councils for their local business intelligence and commitment to ensuring our association represents the highest quality firms in the profession. Our Councils play an integral role in combining regional insights with global innovation on behalf of our association, ensuring clients—no matter where in the world—receive exceptional quality and competitive business results when working with an AESC member.”

The complete 2018 AESC Council of Europe and Africa includes:

  • Emanuela Aureli, Spencer Stuart, Chair – London
  • Martin Schubert, Eric Salmon & Partners, Vice Chair – Frankfurt
  • Jonathan Morgan, Saxton Bampfylde/Panorama Search, Secretary and Treasurer – London
  • Ineke Arts, Hoffman & Associates/IIC Partners, Chair Emeritus – Brussels
  • Karen Greenbaum, AESC, Ex-officio – New York
  • George Abdushelishvili,  Ward Howell - Moscow
  • Christo Badenhorst, Search Partners International/AltoPartners - Johannesburg
  • Richard Boggis-Rolfe, Odgers Berndtson - London
  • Joe Coulter, Coulter Partners - London
  • Dorota Czarnota, Russell Reynolds Associates - Warsaw
  • Kieran Duff, MERC Partners/IIC Partners - Dublin
  • Petra Gerstner-Berggren, Stanton Chase - Bad Homburg
  • Niccolo Giunta, Eurosearch Consultants Italy and Chairman, ECI Group - Milan
  • Lydia Goutas, Cornerstone International Group - Vienna
  • Peter Gullström, Headlight International AB - Stockholm
  • Albert Hiribarrondo, ALSpective/The Global Community for Leaders (TGCL) - Paris
  • Gerard Ketelaar, Quaestus Executive Leadership - Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
  • Andrew Kris, Borderless - Brussels
  • Michelle Lally, Sheffield Haworth - London
  • Klas Mårtenson, Signium - Malmo
  • Priscilla Motte, BHC - Paris
  • Marc Pagezy, Eurosearch & Associés/ECI Group - Paris
  • Filippo Rinaldi, Management Search S.r.l. - Milan
  • Franco A. Parodi, Parodi & Associates - Düsseldorf
  • Kristen Smit, Boyden - Paris
  • Luis Urbano, Heidrick & Struggles - Madrid
  • Eelco van Eijck, Amrop - Amsterdam
  • Krista Walochik, Talengo/The Global Community for Leaders (TGCL) - Madrid
  • Celeste Whatley, TRANSEARCH - London

SOURCE: Press release