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IIC Partners Brazil Member Firm Fesa CEO Alfredo - Harris Search Associates
IIC Partners' Brazil Member Firm Fesa CEO Alfredo Assumpção Wins AESC Award

IIC Partners is pleased to announce that one of its most prominent and respected members, Alfredo Assumpção CEO of Fesa in Brazil, has become the first Brazilian to be awarded the Association of Executive Search Consultants' (AESC)  Eleanor H. Raynolds Award for 2012.

Named in 2008 by BusinessWeek as one of the world's most influential headhunters, Mr Assumpção is the founder and CEO of Fesa, the largest retained executive search firm in Latin America.

AESC Nominating Committee Chair Joanna Miller said the Eleanor H. Raynolds Award recognizes outstanding contribution to the executive search profession and a strong commitment to volunteerism.

"The Committee was impressed with Alfredo's energy in creating successful organizations while also sharing his passion about service to other institutions. Over an impressive 42-year career, he has consistently been a model of integrity, always upholding the highest professional standards, which has contributed significantly to the executive search profession, particularly in Brazil," Ms Miller said.

IIC Partners Global Chairperson Ms Lim Chye Lian said she was personally delighted for Alfredo.

"This is truly a deserved accolade. Alfredo is an outstanding and inspiring member of the executive search profession who consistently gives generously of his competencies, wisdom and innovativeness. A member of our organization for eight years, Alfredo epitomizes the IIC Partners values of energy, trust, communication, engagement, collaboration and collegiality," Ms Lim said.

The award will be presented today [Eds:  March 7, 2012] at AESC's annual Americas Conference in New York City.

Mr Assumpção said he was "speechless" on discovering he had won the award.

“I am very honored. All my companies strictly follow the values and ethics of the profession, as a form of absolute respect for the rights and obligations of clients and executive candidates. It is immensely gratifying to have this recognized,” he added.

It is the second time that an IIC Partners member has won the Eleanor H. Raynolds Award. In 2008, Janice Reals Ellig, co-CEO of IIC Partners' New York member firm Chadick Ellig, received the honour.

IIC Partners' vision is to build on its 26 years of success as the independent retained executive search partnership of choice. Through global reach, industry expertise and local knowledge, IIC Partners is trusted to deliver the highest quality retained executive search services, enabling the continued success of its clients. The organization has 54 offices in 38 countries.


For further comment from IIC Partners, please contact Polly Stewart, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, by telephone on +44 (0) 7789220254 or by e-mail at

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