Morten Nielsen Continues Post as AESC Global Board Chair Emeritus

The Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC) has announced 2023 officer appointments to its Global Board of Directors. WittKieffer’s Morten Nielsen, a senior partner and global managing partner in the firm’s Life Sciences Practice, remains on the Board in the chair emeritus capacity. Nielsen previously served consecutive two-year terms as vice chair and chair before moving into an emeritus role.

AESC is the professional association for consultants who represent exemplary standards in executive search and leadership advisory worldwide. Its Global Board of Directors is responsible for strategic planning, operational oversight and evaluating the organization’s performance – making decisions in the best interest of the executive search profession and AESC members.

“The role of the AESC Board has become more critical as the search and leadership advisory professions evolve to meet the varied demands of clients in a time when exceptional leadership is a clear differentiator between good and great organizations,” said Karen Greenbaum, President and CEO of AESC. “I would like to thank Morten for his steady hand and ongoing contributions in shaping the future of our profession.”

“I am very pleased to continue to serve AESC’s Global Board as it plays a dual role in educating and advocating for professionals in executive search and leadership consulting,” said Nielsen. “AESC members help to place more than 100,000 executives each year and the impact of those leaders is extremely significant upon their organizations and the greater society. The work that AESC and its Board does contributes to the greater good, and for this I am proud to participate.”

Read AESC’s press announcement.

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