New York, NY – August 27, 2014 – IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide, one of the world’s top ten global executive search organizations announced today that Denys Monteiro, CEO & Partner of Fesa, has been elected as the new Chair of the AESC Brazil National Committee for the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC). Denys Monteiro succeeds Luiz Carlos Cabrera as the new Chair.

Christine Hayward, Executive Director of IIC Partners, congratulated Denys Monteiro on his achievement in recognition of his new appointment. "“Congratulations to Denys for being nominated to take on this important leadership position in one of the world's most exciting and dynamic markets for executive search. The Brazil National Committee is dedicated to educating the market about retained executive search and raising the profile of the profession. Denys, in his role as CEO & Partner of Fesa, is an outstanding choice to lead this committee and will be an excellent representative of his search colleagues in the Brazilian market” " Hayward commented.

"It is an honor for me to Chair our local chapter. Alfredo Assumpção, our Founder and Chairman, started this process in 2001 and we finally succeeded in having a local chapter. We consider AESC as the proper vehicle to advocate for our profession. It is where we should seek for the best standards, consultants and practices. In a disruptive era, we should all be together to protect the interests of our clients and candidates”" Mr. Monteiro commented.

The Chair of the AESC Brazil National Committee serves as a local spokesperson to comment on executive search activities and issues to the press. The Chair advises the AESC on national legislation changes and oversees the committee’s efforts to raise the profile of retained executive search within Brazil. The Chair term is indefinite and terminates when a new chair is elected.

About Fesa

Fesa, the retained executive search leader in Latin America, has 19 years of experience in the search and selection of C-level executives such as Directors, Councilors and Presidents. Fesa is responsible for over 6,400 projects developed for more than 2,000 companies, and has placed over 6,000 executives worldwide. These placements include over 130 CEOs and 1,000 executives at the C-suite level. Fesa has a strong presence in Brazil with a team of 30 specialized Partners and offices in São Paulo, Campinas, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Curitiba and Porto Alegre.

About IIC Partners

IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide is a top ten global executive search organization with 46 offices in 33 countries. All IIC Partners member firms are independently owned and managed and are clear leaders in local and national markets, allowing bespoke solutions for client's leadership talent requirements. For more information, please visit or contact Thaddeus Andres, Senior Marketing and Communications Manager, at

About Harris Search Associates

Harris Search Associates - an IIC Partners member firm, is a leading global executive search and board advisory consulting firm with 47 offices in 34 countries worldwide. Our practice is focused on identifying and attracting leaders to support the growth of clients in the areas of research, science, engineering, academic medicine and commercial enterprises. Clients include the foremost universities, research parks, institutes, academic medical centers and commercial organizations driving global innovation and discovery.   

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