AESC, The Association of Executive Search Consultants is the professional body representing retained executive search consulting firms around the world.

Founded in New York in 1959, the AESC was established to help guide the development and standards of a professional service which was then still relatively new.

Today the AESC brand name is recognized as the standard bearer for retained executive search and represents member firms in 74 countries around the world, between them employing more than 8,000 search professionals. It is estimated that AESC member firms handle some 70,000 senior executive searches every year.

AESC is the author of the code of ethics that all members of this organization undertake working on their executive search and leadership projects.

Business Consulting (search & selection) as a Member of Cornerstone International Group is affiliated with Association of Executive Search Consultants AESC.

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