ATHENS, Greece. June 9, 2014 — Cornerstone International Group plans to open at least five new locations in 2014.
The announcement came as the group wound up its annual global conference at the Cape Sounio luxury resort not far from here.
A fourth office has already been opened in Pune by Cornerstone India and a fifth Canadian office in Vancouver. Another opening is scheduled for Saskatoon and the group will welcome two new members with offices in Geneva and Prague. The additions will bring the total number of office locations to 71 in 35 countries and the number of owner-managed member search firms to 48.
“We are increasing our global footprint consistently,” said Chairman Simon Wan. “Membership standards are very high because we think the future of executive search calls for not only a global presence but the highest levels of expertise, industry knowledge and high quality service.”
Cornerstone International Group is a member of the Association of Executive Search Consultants. The AESC is the official body responsible for the Code of Ethics governing retained executive search firms worldwide.
Discussions of best practices and global work sharing between members on behalf of large multinational clients occupied much of the agenda at Cape Sounio. All Cornerstone members have advanced expertise in retained executive search and most also offer supporting services in senior management coaching and CEO advisory services.
“A lot of interest was shown during the conference in CEO peer services,” added Wan. “We have developed a concept in our China offices for regular meetings of business leaders as the basis of a CEO peer network. It has drawn a lot of attention and I think will be equally successful in other countries.”
Cornerstone International Group maintains head offices in Shanghai, China and Atlanta, USA.