AESC Honors Juerg Herbert Baertschi of Russell Reynolds Associates for Excellence in the Executive Search Profession

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The Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC) presented Juerg Herbert Baertschi with the AESC Award of Excellence.

Juerg Herbert Baertschi

Juerg Herbert Baertschi

Karen Greenbaum, AESC President & CEO, said: “We honor Juerg’s exceptional achievements. Through his commitment to standards of excellence and his mentorship of rising talent in the profession, his work exemplifies AESC’s purpose—dedicated to strengthening leadership worldwide.”

The Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC) presented Juerg Herbert Baertschi with the AESC Award of Excellence at a virtual ceremony today that brought together colleagues and peers in the industry from across the Asia Pacific region and beyond.

Bestowed since 1982, AESC awards recognize individuals within the executive search profession for their personal achievements and contribution to their firms, the profession at large, and the communities in which they serve. The AESC Award of Excellence honors individuals who make an outstanding impact in the executive search and leadership consulting profession, epitomizing the AESC commitment to the highest professional standards through its Code of Professional Practice.

As Head of Research and Operations, Asia Pacific at Russell Reynolds Associates, Juerg leads the research team across China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo, Melbourne, Sydney, New Delhi and Mumbai. He leads initiatives for Quality Assurance, client excellence delivery, Next Generation Workplace—a global efficiency program that re-engineers the work processes and the role definition with a number of service centres opened in India and across APAC to serve the firm globally. In addition, he has been instrumental in the development of a Global Quality Assurance program for the search business in APAC, North America, South America and EMEA, incorporating data monitoring, process clarification, awareness discussion and quality training for all regions. Juerg also co-led the build strategy of the firm’s centres of Excellence in Dallas, Barcelona and Gurgaon.

With a career spanning two decades in executive search, Juerg is recognized by peers for the role he has played in the development of the profession across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. His important role in the hiring, development, and mentoring of researchers and associates in the industry has led to an infusion of talent for the profession at large, helping to diversify talent within the firms of which he has worked. He has provided next-generation talent in the profession with the resources they need to succeed, as well as a space where they are heard, mentored, and listened to. Many individuals have gained professional confidence and a rigorous commitment to ethics and quality standards through his mentorship. As a result, his influence has created a generation of successful executive search professionals creating impact for clients worldwide.

Prior to his current role at Russell Reynolds Associates, Juerg held positions including: Vice President Operations and Human Resources Business Partner Europe, Middle East and Africa at Korn Ferry; Head of Operations, Switzerland at Egon Zehnder; and Head of Internal Services at Ray & Berndtson. Juerg holds a degree in Business Administration and Management from the HWZ Zurich University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration.

Karen Greenbaum, AESC President & CEO, said: “We honor Juerg’s exceptional achievements. Through his commitment to standards of excellence and his mentorship of rising talent in the profession, his work exemplifies AESC’s purpose—dedicated to strengthening leadership worldwide.”

About the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants

Since 1959, AESC has set the quality standard for the executive search and leadership advisory profession. AESC Members represent 16,000+ trusted professionals in 1,200+ offices, spanning 70+ countries. AESC Members are recognized leaders of global executive search and leadership advisory solutions. They leverage their access and expertise to place more than 100,000 executives each year in board of directors and C-level positions for the world’s leading organizations of all types and sizes. Dedicated to strengthening leadership worldwide, AESC and its members share a deep commitment to the highest quality standards in executive search and leadership consulting—for the benefit of clients and the profession. We Shape. Connect. Educate. Learn more about us at aesc.org. For AESC’s career service for executive-level candidates, visit bluesteps.com.

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