Membership Criteria


Candidates for Executive Membership

  1. Global professionals with international experience who have worked for at least 2 years outside of their home countries.
  2. Senior executives having significant senior executive level background (e.g. C-level or reporting to C-level functions in a corporate setting or equivalent in other companies) with considerable experience in leading other executives or businesses
  3. People willing to volunteer and contribute to IERG by way of knowledge, leads, contacts, and participation
  4. People willing to agree to IERG Credo
  5. People willing to recruit at least one incremental new member every calendar year

Executive members are automatically certified as Global Business Leaders (GBL) and may become certified at the Senior, Principal or Fellow GBL levels when they meet the designated requirements. Executive members may take leadership positions such as Chapter Chair, SIG Chair, Committee Chair, and may run for the IERG Board of Directors. They may also attend webinars, participate in chapter meetings, fully access the iergonline.org website content, and access all IERG members.

Fee: $200 / year


Candidates for Associate Membership

Aspiring executives:

  1. Who have substantial international experience but not yet risen to the Head of Department or C- level within their organization
  2. People willing to volunteer and contribute to IERG by way of knowledge, leads, contacts, and participation
  3. People willing to agree to IERG Credo
  4. People willing to recruit at least one incremental new member every calendar year

Associate members may earn Global Business Units towards future certification. They may also serve on committees, attend webinars, participate in chapter meetings, fully access the iergonline.org website content, and access all IERG members. Associate members will move to the Executive membership as soon as they have met Executive membership requirements.

Fee: $100/ year


Candidates for Affiliate Membership

Aspiring Professionals including:

  1. Professionals who aspire to be international executives
  2. People willing to volunteer and contribute to IERG by way of knowledge, leads, contacts, and participation
  3. People willing to agree to IERG Credo
  4. People willing to recruit at least one incremental new member every calendar year

Affiliate members may attend webinars, participate in chapter meetings, fully access the iergonline.org website content and access all IERG members. Affiliate members will move to Associate membership as soon as they have met Associate membership requirements. Affiliate members may remain in this membership category as long as they remain in good standing (as measured by compliance with 2., 3., and 4. above) and have not yet met Associate membership criteria.

Fee: $60 /year