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Upholding best practices, ethical standards and professional conduct

Since 1959, the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC) has set the quality standard for the executive search and leadership consulting profession. Its members are leaders in providing executive search and leadership advisory solutions.

The value of choosing an AESC Member

EMA Partners upholds the best practices, ethical standards and code of professional conduct demanded by the AESC. We are committed to the highest standards in our professional practices, acting always in the best interests of clients, candidates, the community and the profession.


AESC members conduct themselves and their business activities with absolute integrity and are at all times open, honest and worthy of trust.


AESC members focus on their clients’ unique business needs, providing high-quality service and using rigorous results-focused methodologies.


AESC members serve as trusted advisors, exercising independent, objective judgement.


AESC members value diverse leadership. They identify the most qualified talent by searching and assessing without bias methodologies.


AESC members always respect any confidential information entrusted to them by clients and candidates.


AESC members avoid conflicts of interest with clients and candidates. Where a potential conflict may exist, members disclose and resolve those conflicts.

Global Executive Search - EMA Partners has presence across 5 continets with 40+ offices