IRC unveils a new name – Kestria

March 31, 2022
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IRC unveils a new name – Kestria
IRC Global Executive Search Partners, the world’s largest executive search alliance, has unveiled a new name ‘Kestria’ as a part of an extensive rebranding initiative. The change represents the alliance’s growth, reflecting its current position and outstanding executive search service offering to the market.

At the heart of this rebranding is a change of the alliance name to Kestria. The new name is a succinct summation of a new journey - a quest - that never ends. Kestria’s ethos is about searching for the best leadership talent that can help change organisations and foster new and exciting relationships.

Katerina Meimaroglou
Kestria Executive Board Member

Katerina Meimaroglou, Kestria Executive Board Member, Founder and Managing Director Kestria Greece, commented: “Our new brand represents all the qualities of the No1 and fastest growing alliance of executive search firms in the world!”

It draws reference to the kestrel, a bird of prey, that punches above its weight and achieves its goals through agility and precision—attributes that our lean organization of experts at the top of their field have in spades. Members of the kestrel family are found in all corners of the globe, just like members of Kestria.

Michael Kantel
Kestria Executive Board Member

Commenting on Kestria’s rebrand, Michael Kantel, Kestria Executive Board member, Partner and Executive Director Kestria Germany, says: “The new name and brand are an important next step in our global journey. This marks the start of a new era for Kestria with all its Alliance Partners around the world and it represents the fully integrated way in which the alliance will work to create even greater value for our clients and our candidates.”

The new tagline ‘Fluent in finding leaders’ illustrates that Kestria speaks the global language of leadership finding the perfect candidates for their clients.

Rania Abdalla
Kestria Executive Board Member

“After almost 3 decades of successful global partnership, we have reached this exciting moment and a fresh chapter in our inspiring journey. IRC is now Kestria! ” says Rania Abdalla, Kestria Executive Board Member, Founder and Managing Director Kestria Egypt&UAE.

The alliance continues to commit to connecting companies with great leaders, empowering the two parties to do great work which leads to successful enduring relationships and the delivery of professional services in an ever-changing environment.

Tom Berray
Kestria Executive Board Member

“With the launch of the new Kestria name and brand, we are strengthening our commitment to our global clients and alliance members,” adds Tom Berray, Kestria Executive Board Member, Managing Partner Kestria USA.

Kestria and its members will officially celebrate the new name and brand at the annual Global Conference that takes place on 8-10th June 2022 in Barcelona, Spain.

About Kestria

Kestria is a global professional alliance of executive search firms, united in their commitment to support clients in sourcing and retaining key leadership talent. Our partners are as culturally and geographically diverse as our clients. Located in 40+ countries, 90+ cities on six continents, Kestria has the footprint and agility needed to serve multinationals and SMEs with dedication and a personal touch.

We’ve successfully completed 40,000+ searches for over 4,000 clients, serving everyone from game-changing start-ups to major global players. Ranked as the world's largest retained executive search alliance in terms of geographical coverage, Kestria is Fluent in finding leaders.

Contact information
Stepan Motejzik, Kestria Global Alliance Director 
Phone: + 420 608 102 893

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