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Executive Search Worldwide

Founded over 30 years ago, the IIC Partners network is established in Europe, the Pacific Rim and the Americas, with 45 offices in 33 countries. It is among the top eight consulting and direct-approach recruiting networks worldwide.


Searching for executives and experts and developing multicultural teams are core concerns for businesses in a global economy.

Acting on full awareness of corporate realities, Progress Associés has set up an international approach and has been positioned as a proactive member of IIC Partners since 1994.

IIC Partners is an umbrella organisation of independent firms, among the leaders in their market. The organisation deploys an entrepreneurial spirit and pools savoir-faire, implying that we can offer clients a tailored service adapted to their needs, nationwide, region-wide and worldwide.


In Executive Search, industry-specific expertise is essential for successful outcomes when seeking and hiring executives, hence IIC Partners’ organisation with eight different practices:

  • Aviation, Aerospace & Defence,
  • Higher Education,
  • Energy,
  • Mass Consumption & Retail,
  • Financial Services,
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare,
  • Technology, Digitalisation & Innovation,
  • Human Resources.


IIC Partners has also set up practices focusing on trans-disciplinary activities:

  • Board Consulting,
  • Leadership Advisory.

The members working in these practices are the specialists in each country. This organisation fosters the sharing of information, trends and above all the handling of international assignments.

For its clients, IIC Partners is capable of mustering a full set of international resources and skills needed to accomplish all hiring and consulting assignments.


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  • Build Your Talent Pipeline With Market Mapping
    Strengthen talent acquisition capabilities by evaluating and tracking active and passive talent in local and global markets. Introduction Sourcing executive talent is a challenge for companies worldwide. Locating interested and qualified candidates who have the right skills and experience to lead a team or an...
  • IIC Partners Welcomes Wall Chase as New Member Firm in Argentina
    IIC Partners, a leading global executive search organization, enhances its presence in Latin America through the membership of Wall Chase. New York, NY, April 8, 2024 – IIC Partners (, one of the world’s leading executive search and leadership consulting organizations, is delighted to announce...
  • Navigating the Dynamic Landscape of Consumer Markets in India
    A confluence of consumerism, technological innovation, and a strong emphasis on sustainability is reshaping the future of Consumer Markets in India. Drawing from my experiences and observations as an executive search consultant for Claricent Partners in Mumbai (IIC Partners), I offer an integrated perspective on...
  • Why NFL’s Historic Increase in Minority Coaches Matters for DEI
    The National Football League (NFL) has made history by hiring more Black coaches for the new season than ever before. Six out of the 32 head coaches in the league are Black, representing a significant increase from the previous years and a positive trend in...
  • From Boardroom to C-Suite: Redefining Leadership in Consumer Markets
    This report discusses the changing landscape in consumer markets and how board and executive management teams are evolving to meet new challenges and opportunities. We explore key requirements for Board Directors, evolving C-suite structures, consumer attitudes toward sustainability, the impact of geographically distributed teams, inclusive...
  • Central Europe Executive Search Market Outlook 2024
    This report calls on IIC Partners search consultants from five countries in Central Europe (Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Czech Republic, and Slovakia) to discuss the executive search industry outlook, along with other HR trends. “Despite a challenging market environment characterized by high energy prices, elevated interest...
  • Interview With Newly-Appointed IIC Partners Board Director, Oliver Schmitt
    Oliver Schmitt, Managing Director of Teamconsult Czech Republic & Slovakia, joined the IIC Partners Board of Directors in October 2023 at our Global Conference & AGM in Prague. We recently sat down with Oliver to understand his drive for joining the Board, learn more about...
  • IIC Partners Expands With New Member Firm in South Africa
    IIC Partners welcomes Drayton Glendower into membership, signaling a significant expansion for the global executive search organization. New York, NY, December 13, 2023 – IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide ( proudly announces the addition of Drayton Glendower to its global network of leading executive search...
  • Diversity Initiatives in Action: The Path to Success is Not Linear
    At IIC Partners, our search consultants are retained to build boardrooms, attract industry-leading executives, and shape high-performing and inclusive teams. The decisions made during recruitment and assessment create ripples that affect lives, mold cultures, and reshape corporate landscapes. In this lies a profound responsibility. Leaders must...
  • The Intersection of Artificial Intelligence and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging
    To explore the intersection of AI and DEIB, IIC Partners interviewed Sandra Rosier, C-Suite advisor, seasoned DEIB speaker, and accomplished tax advisory professional with a specialization in capital markets. Sandra provides an in-depth exploration of the subject and is not afraid to call out the...

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