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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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  • Purpose is Power: IIC Partners Global Meeting
    IIC Partners recently met in Lisbon for its Global Meeting, bringing together search firms from across the world for a three-day event to reflect on the current state of the executive search industry, to share best practices and to discuss opportunities for business development. Our...
  • Executive Recruitment in a “Never Normal” Era
    The term “Never Normal” was recently coined by Ira S. Wolfe, a prominent commentator and author of “Recruiting in the Age of Googlization,” Wolfe argues that we live in a time when change happens at a much faster pace than before and we must always be...
  • Recruiting Executives in a Candidate Driven Market
    We don’t live in the same world we lived in two years ago. Fueled by the pandemic and rapidly shifting economic conditions, the world has experienced dramatic changes in a very short period of time. As a result, the rules of recruiting aren’t the same....
  • Biotech Talent Management – An Industry of Major Growth
    IIC Partners interviewed 10 senior executives from leading organizations across the world in the Biotech sector to identify recruitment trends.  What was discovered was an industry of major growth.  This white paper discusses: Areas of Innovation, including Artificial Intelligence, Gene Editing and Big Data Digitization,...
  • Workplace Flexibility
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  • Resilience in Leaders: Fact or Fiction?
    Considering the unparalleled challenges of 2020, it’s no surprise that “resilience” yielded 67 million Google hits. But what does resilience really do for a business sector that seeks to rebuild? How are leaders expected to demonstrate resilience and what good can that even do? What Does...
  • IIC Partners Expands with New Member Firm in India
    Claricent Partners brings a talented team with deep industry expertise to IICPartners New York, NY – November 18, 2021 – IIC Partners ( Executive Search Worldwide, one of the world’s top ten global executive search organizations, announces the acceptance of Claricent Partners into membership. The...
  • The “more” companies need to offer – recruiting and retaining executive talent today
    Earlier this year, Microsoft published a comprehensive study titled “The Next Great Disruption Is Hybrid Work—Are We Ready?” According to the survey, more than 73% of the global workforce want to keep their flexible work options beyond the Covid-19 pandemic as a condition of remaining in their jobs. Numbers...
  • IIC Partners Elects New Board Chair
    Press Release Contact: Christine Hayward Executive Director IIC Partners Elects New Global Chair and Board Directors Charlotte Eblinger-Mitterlechner appointed as Chair and welcomes three new Board Directors New York, NY, October 26, 2021 – IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide (, one of the...

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