At Kestria, we have been uniting our clients with top-level leaders for almost three decades. We are the world's largest executive search alliance in terms of global reach – you'll find us wherever your business takes you in the world.
Open. Diverse. Inclusive.
It's who we are.
Our clients are committed to diversity in their management teams. We make a point of presenting candidate shortlists that include gender- and minority-diverse leaders wherever possible. Our organisation spans 40+ countries and six continents, which enables us to search across a truly diverse and inclusive pool of candidates.
We are in the people business, but that doesn’t stop us from leveraging the best technologies to help us provide exceptional service throughout the world.
That’s why, to help us stay connected globally and utilise our collective strengths, we’ve developed our own intranet-based AI system.
Kestria Academy: Learning platform for our clients and members
Being a member of a truly global alliance like Kestria means getting the best insight from 40+ different markets, sharing best practices and growing together. We want to share these benefits with our clients, which is why we regularly organise small round-table discussions to talk about the latest trends and gain expertise from one another.
In the beginning, there were just a few of us. We knew something about each other but worked separately on our own projects. Yet we shared the same vision: that the recruiting business would evolve into a global market and our clients would seize the opportunity to go international. And so we decided to meet.
S&S Consulting Oy Ab from Finland, Carree Biebuyck Partners from Belgium and Yves Kebers & Marc Pare from France sat down together to exchange ideas and the outcome was clear – there was a mutual interest in cooperating and helping local clients to find people for international operations and help each other in finding the right expertise for expat positions.
...and we have been growing ever since.
As with any ambitious project, growing the network is not always easy. But we have learnt a lot along the way and we know that growth at all costs is not the ideal option. Carefully selected partners across territories are crucial for our ability to commit to excellence and provide clients with the best service possible wherever they might be.
The Kestria Way to Excellence
First successful cross-border search
Expansion to North America - USA
10 member firms on 2 continents
IRC Global Support Team established in Prague
First partner in Asia
First IRC Global Conference takes place in Asia Pacific region (Shanghai)
IRC enters South America (Brazil & Peru)
30 member firms on 4 continents
IRC Regional Groups established
IRC expands to Australia
IRC Practice Groups established
IRC in Africa
Footprint on 6 continents
IRC among the top 10 global executive search alliances
IRC among the top 5 global executive search alliances
With 80+ offices IRC is ranked among the top 3 global executive search firms
World’s Largest Executive Search Alliance
IRC Global Executive Search Partners has been ranked as the largest global executive search alliance as per the Global 25 rankings released by Hunt Scanlon Media. Overall, 90+ globally connected Kestria offices across six continents provide clients with a deep industry knowledge combined with a local market expertise.
IRC is now Kestria
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