This year, 70 IRC partners from 45 countries all over the world gathered at the annual IRC Global Conference in Athens, Greece on October 2-4. They discussed the latest trends in executive search, shared their experience and also welcomed a new Member of the IRC Executive Board and new IRC Americas Regional Leader.

Tom Berray (IRC USA – Cabot Consultants), formerly IRC Americas Regional Leader, has been appointed Member of the IRC Executive Board, replacing Warren Carter (IRC USA and Mexico – QualiFind/ExeQfind). “I am excited to join the IRC Executive Board and to help the alliance to provide all of our worldwide clients with even better services locally and globally. Also, I’m thrilled that Pía is stepping into the Americas leadership role. I have worked with her for over three years, and she is a great addition to IRC’s leadership ranks,” says Tom Berray.

Pía Puebla Menne (IRC Chile) takes over the role of the IRC Americas Regional Leader from Tom Berray. “Becoming the next IRC Americas Regional leader is a challenge that I take with great pleasure and honour in continuing Tom’s fantastic work in the Region. I’m sure our alliance will benefit from his commitment and dedication to be an excellent global leader as he has been for the Americas Region,” adds Pía.

“It is always exciting to welcome new leaders to key roles in IRC and we congratulate Tom and Pia on their recent appointments. Our conference in Athens confirmed that IRC is not only the largest executive search alliance, but a collaborative and high performing team of experienced consultants and member firms. We look forward 2/3 to working together with our clients in the year ahead,” adds Rohan Carr, President of the IRC Executive Board.

IRC delegates used this unique opportunity of face-to-face meeting to deepen their expertise, learn from the experiences of their colleagues and develop their relationships. They also engaged with two external keynote speakers: Nancy Garrison Jen, Executive Search advisor and expert, delivered her speech on the key trends in the industry “Executive Search: Today & Tomorrow” on Thursday, October 3. On Friday, October 4, Nikolaos Kaklamanakis, the Greek Olympic champion from Atlanta 1996 shared his motivational speech titled, “Winning is our choice”. In his inspiring talk, Nikos highlighted his formula for success and the values that enabled him to become and remain a champion.