AIMS was founded in 1993 when the five founding members signed the foundation protocol in Paris, March 1, 1993, in the Escriche Hotel.

Discussions surrounding the idea of founding a new Executive Search network began during the second part of 1992. The aim of the founders was to master the challenges of the globalization in the human resources sector by means of a multi-country-covering partnership on the one hand, and on the other hand to use and maintain the individual strengths of single enterprises who were well regarded within their local market.

On 24 May 2000, the association was registered as AIMS – Associates for International Management Search.  The decision to change the association’s name to AIMS International was taken by the General Assembly in 2008.  The association is headquartered in Vienna.

Today, AIMS International provides Executive Search and Talent Management services in 50 countries across all continents and operates in over 80 offices with more than 270 consultants.