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Who We Are

Talent needs are global.
That's why you'll find us in every corner of the world.

IRC Global Executive Search Partners has been bringing top leadership talent to clients for more than twenty years. Ranked as the world's largest executive search alliance in terms of global reach, you'll find us wherever in the world your business takes you.


With one local partner you can tap into a global network to find the best candidates everywhere.

Amsterdam, Cairo, New York, or Shanghai. Open the door to any of our partner offices and meet a dedicated professional with a deep understanding of the local market and instant access to a global network of contacts.

My clients appreciate the close relationships I enjoy with IRC offices worldwide. Now they can come to me for all their talent searches instead of trying to find someone new to work with in each country.
Rania Abdalla

Rania Abdalla

Member of the IRC Executive Board

As entrepreneurs ourselves we understand your business needs.

Our partners run their own businesses locally and most have held executive positions in major international companies. This gives us deeper insight into your business and your local preferences. We go the extra mile to give you the support you need. Because we know what it's like to walk in your shoes.

Executive Search Professionals
Managing Partners

Open, diverse, inclusive. That's who we are.

Our clients are committed to management diversity, so we make a point of presenting candidate short-lists that are inclusive of women and minority leaders, wherever possible. Our organization spans 45+ countries and 6 continents, which gives us a unique advantage in maintaining truly inclusive executive searches.

Languages spoken
Woman-led firms

Meet Our Members

The IRC Way — We always perform quality assurance to make sure you get the best candidates in the shortest time possible.

We feel strongly that our services should meet or surpass our clients' expectations. That's why we have designed and implemented our own CRM system to measure executive searches. This system uses surveys of our clients and candidates to get as much insight as possible into what and how we can improve to support your business in terms of candidate quality, assignment length, and overall client service.

Successful Assignments
Average Diversity of Shortlisted Candidates
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Average Assignment Duration

Featured client story

Watch the story of IRC and the fast-growing Royal de Heus Group, which came to us to match talent to new positions as they were created.

Isolde Eleveld, Corporate Director Human Resources, Royal De Heus Group