Our Managing Partner Leonie Pentz’s involvement with the AIMS International organisation originated in 2005, when AIMS International first entered the African market. Under current leadership since January 2011, AIMS International South Africa has been building a core team of seasoned recruitment and talent management professionals who truly understand the South African ethos, while benchmarking our international best practice and global knowledge through active participation in global practice teams and regular international conferences and training.  In 2016, Leonie was elected to the AIMS International Executive Board and currently holds the international position of VP Sustainability. Arthur Nkuna joined Leonie as a Partner in 2020.  Arthur has a background in Corporate Financial Services and Talent Management working with NGO’s  and represents AIMS from Gauteng. 

As part of AIMS South Africa’s sustainability drive, we are excited to announce that we have concluded negotiations which will improve our South African operation’s BBBEE rating substantially.  Please contact us for more information and certification details.

This step will elevate AIMS South Africa into the unique position of being a black empowered Executive Search business with a solid track record of the last ten+ years, continuing under the same leadership that has become synonymous with quality and consistency, with the added benefit of reflecting our South African market.  The diversity goals we set for our local operation has finally been achieved and we will strive to grow and develop our internal values of inclusion and diversity.

Our recruitment expertise spans across professional, senior and executive management roles in the following industries: Industrial, Consumer, Financial & Professional Services, Energy & Natural Resources, Life Sciences , Media and Technology and Automotive.

Our Services

  • Executive search
  • Direct search
  • Advertised search and selection
  • Multi-country search (in collaboration with other AIMS offices)

  • On-boarding
  • Assessments
  • Executive coaching
  • Leadership development programmes

Our Team

Our team’s solid remote working experience over many years with developed expertise in remote recruitment and management processes ensures that we are future-fit and seamlessly move from on-site to remote services with excellent results.

AIMS International South Africa specialises in finding and growing talent. Through our international partnerships, we are able to assist South African and International clients with a seamless cross-border executive recruitment service, drawing expertise from more than 270 Executive Search Consultants worldwide. We collaborate with our leadership experts on Talent Management in order to customise a programme best suited to your organisation.  Our clients are local and global investors who retain our services to find and develop core teams of talented executives to manage their investments and operations in the region. We work with business owners to find and grow key high potential talent locally and, through collaboration with our Partner offices in 50 countries, internationally, when they need to hand-pick either expats or local talent to lead or start-up international operations. We delight in assisting investment shareholding companies in recruiting talented management teams to turn their incubation projects into rewarding and sustainable organisations.

Local offices

AIMS International South Africa
8 Zion Street Hoog en Droog Paarl 7646

[email protected]
+27 21 0010070