Ineke Arts Wins Global Award for Excellence in the Executive Search and Leadership Consulting Profession

At the annual AESC Global Conference in London on November 15, 2022, the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC) recognized Ineke Arts, Partner, Hoffman & Associates, member of IIC Partners, with the AESC Award of Excellence.

Awarded since 2000, the AESC Award of Excellence honors individuals at the height of their careers who have made significant, outstanding contributions to the executive search and leadership consulting profession.

Colleagues share that Ineke “is an exceptional ambassador of our profession,” “embodies the AESC Code of Professional Practice” and her “transparency and collegiality is a strength of hers and a beacon in our industry.”

Ineke is a motivational leader at the local and global level within the profession and beyond. For example, Ineke has served as:

  • Member and Chair of BEXSA, the Belgian search association;
  • AESC Council of Europe & Africa from 2014 to 2020;
  • Chair and Vice Chair positions on the AESC Council;
  • AESC Board of Directors from 2015 to 2020, including as Board Secretary
  • Board Member of the United Fund For Belgium, a charity supporting social integration since 1972.
  • Within IIC Partners, Ineke has sought to develop the IIC Partners network by promoting business exchanges between members.

Ineke’s colleagues agree that she is “a true example of professionalism and integrity, never compromising on the high-quality standards that are at the heart of her personality and which she demonstrates every day towards clients, candidates and colleagues alike.”

Ineke Arts said of the honor: “It is a great honor to receive the AESC Award of Excellence. Striving for excellence and trying to have a significant impact in a profession undergoing regular change has been my main objective over the past 35 years. Serving both clients and candidates and exceeding their expectations remains my absolute priority, whether in Executive Search, Executive Interim Management or Leadership Assessment. I am very grateful to the Hoffman team, the colleagues at IICPartners and the AESC for having selected me for this award.”

Karen Greenbaum, AESC President & CEO, said: “Through her commitment to excellence in the executive search and leadership consulting profession, Ineke Arts embody AESC’s purpose—dedicated to strengthening leadership worldwide.