Centers of Expertise

Centers of Expertise

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Centers of Expertise

Industrial (no Automotive)

The complex and rapid transformations of the industrial practice, such as globalization, rapidly emerging markets, fast changing market regulations and technologies and above all digitization require leaders of a new kind.

Today's industrial manager needs to be innovative, have a global mind-set, and needs to be able to focus on strategic, operative and financial aspects of the business at the same time.

Spanning all major industrial segments, company size as well as functional responsibilities (top managers, C-suite and functional level), highly specialized consultants in over 50 countries identify the most suitable candidates for our client companies and carefully monitor the best talents able to fulfil strategic roles in a globalized challenging scenario with regard to non-automotive manufacturing industries and processes such as:

  • Aviation, Defense, Aircraft industry, Airline industry
  • Building and Construction materials
  • Chemical industry
  • Construction machinery and Construction supplies (heavy equipment, electric tools, construction chemicals, paints and coatings, elevators, building automation, heating and ventilation, etc.)
  • Electronics & Electrical engineering
  • Industrial services, including Logistics
  • Mechanical engineering (machine tools and manufacturing systems, plastics and rubber machinery, packaging machinery, etc.)

 

Board Practice

In today’s global business environment, companies are seeking growth opportunities in emerging markets, corporate governance issues have resulted in more regulations, shareholder activism is on the rise, and enterprise risk management has never been more important. Amid these challenges and risks, there is an increased focus on the responsibilities – and liability – of board directors.

Based on the range of skills and experiences required, identifying the right mix of directors for your company, or assessing the effectiveness of your current board, can seem like a complex and overwhelming challenge.

Building upon the strength of our global network of search partners, our expertise with cross-border searches, and our access to a global talent bank of influential executives, the InterSearch Board Practice provides clients with such top-level services as:

  • Board search (non-executive director and chairman search)
  • Board effectiveness advisory
  • Board evaluations
  • Corporate governance advisory services (1 tier, 2 tier, NGOs, etc.)

We serve as trusted partners to clients both public and private of all sizes across a wide range of industries.

Infrastructure, Construction & Environment Expertise

The Infrastructure and Construction Practice Group carries out assignments in the industries that underpin national economies and support every community’s quality of life. Once seen as stable and low growth, the entry of sovereign wealth and pension funds into infrastructure investment, coupled with increasing levels of cross border ownership and the privatisation of formerly Government owned utilities, has created a demand for more sophisticated and financially literate senior management teams and Boards.

The Practice Group aims to share knowledge and experience across markets and to assist in the development of a strong cross-border business development and referral system.

Coverage:

  • Contractors and Builders
  • Materials and Equipment
  • Architecture, Design and Engineering
  • EPCM (Engineer, Procure, Construct, Manage)
  • Project Management
  • Engineering Consulting
  • Facilities Management
  • Infrastructure Investment and Public Private Partnerships
  • Electricity (Generation, Transmission, Retail and emerging technologies)
  • Gas (Production, Transmission and Retail)
  • Water (Bulk and Retail)
  • Telecommunications Networks
  • Airports, Roads, Rail and Ports
  • Social Infrastructure (Hospitals, Education, Prisons)
  • Environmental Services and Waste Management

 

Energy, Oil / Gas & Renewable Energy Expertise

This Practice Group focuses on continuously sharing information, best practices and candidates in both traditional and renewable energy sectors, and represents a reliable and highly skilled competence centre in one of the most rapidly reorganizing and developing businesses worldwide.

The team operates worldwide and identifies the best skilled executives and specialists for all managerial and technical and positions in the following sectors:

  • Oil
  • Gas
  • Nuclear power
  • Mining and minerals
  • Renewable energy
  • Natural resources
  • Energy trading
  • Energy infrastructures, distribution and services

 

Energy & Renewable Energy Practice Group Leaders

Group leaders are Trond Hess/InterSearch Norway and John Robinson /InterSearch Middle East.

Photo of Trond HessTrond Hess
InterSearch Norway

  +47 945 21 882
  T.Hess

Photo of John RobinsonJohn Robinson
InterSearch Middle East

  +968 2421 0502
  +968 9437 2217
  J.Robinson

Trond Hess is highly experienced and has thorough knowledge of the contractor and supply industry, particularly pertaining to the fields of drilling and wells, subsea, business development and supply chain management. His experience with recruitment ranges from top- and middle-management to senior specialists.

Trond has management experience from the oil and gas industry, telecom and IT. He is also skilled in strategy work, project management and sales and marketing.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in international marketing, negotiation and management from BI Norwegian School of Management.

John Robinson's association with the Middle East is extensive and goes back over 35 years. After leaving McKinsey in London, he lived in Kuwait from 1977 to 1986 as Head of Organisation & Manpower Planning with Kuwait Oil Company, where he gained a solid understanding of the culture and business environment of the region.

John joined InterSearch in 1991, when he established InterSearch Australia to focus on recruiting international specialist candidates from around the world to work in the Middle East region. John has always taken positions of responsibility and has acted as Board Director in InterSearch Worldwide for three years and was also Chairman of the Standards & Quality Committee.

Prior to his executive search career, John was both in HR Management and senior leadership roles with organizations in UK, Middle East and Australia. John then established InterSearch in the Gulf by opening the first office in Dubai in 1998 and since that time has supported clients in the Gulf with his extensive knowledge and experience of recruiting in the region.

John's sector strengths include: oil/gas and petrochemicals, banking and finance, manufacturing, industrial, family companies, professional services and metals industries.
He has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and statistics from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.