Your global professional network since 1974
We are a global and high quality network of management support professionals. Two of our main aims are the personal and professional development of our members and the continued evolution of the management support profession.
Our Association has been founded in 1974 as European Association for Professional Secretaries (EAPS) by Sonia Vanular. In 1999 the members decided to rename the Association to European Management Assistants (EUMA) and in 2016 to change to IMA - International Management Assistants, considering the huge changes of our profession and the business world and to get prepared for the future.
Our Association distinguishes itself from others with its international dimension. Our members have access to a professional network which encompasses a vast range of business cultures, languages and lifestyles, but also provides a place where everyone is on common ground in a safe and proactive environment.
We are currently represented in more than 25 countries.
Our Association is a self-development organization with no political aims and no trade-union activities.
English is the official language of our Association.
Be the leading international network of management support professionals
We are a non-profit organization and registered in Paris, France. The business of the Association is run with the following governing bodies and supported by a secretarial service.
Our members control the business of the Association annually in the General Meeting.
The Council is the consulting and policy making body of our Association and consists of the Executive Committee and the National Representatives of the member countries.
The Executive Committee is the executive body of the Association and is responsible for the efficient running of the Association. It consists of the Executive Chairman, the Executive Vice Chairman, the Executive Treasurer, the Executive PR Officer and the Association Secretary.
Our secretarial services are executed by:
MOS – Motivation Office Support
PO Box 1058
NL 3860 BB Nijkerk
T: + 31 (0) 33 247 34 71
F: + 31 (0) 33246 04 70
The Executive Committee consists of the following officers and they are at your disposal for any questions or
information you may require.
Please feel free to contact the Executive Committee both for positive and for constructive feedback and input.
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Interested in becoming a member of this unique global professional network?
You will have access to:
The membership fees are decided by the member countries. Please consult their webpages.
You are a management support professional working on management or executive level with the corresponding diploma or degree or with corresponding working experience in our profession, please apply here.
In our network we also welcome companies we - as Management Support Professionals - usually work with (such as hotel chains, stationary suppliers, travel agencies, recruiting firms) and trainers, speakers, HR consultants, etc. in our network. Please apply here.
As every organization, we have a set of principles to act in an honest and ethical way. Our members have to adhere to our Code of Conduct.