Think Globally. Act Locally.
IWW Board Member & Managing Director.
Samantha has enjoyed a 15-year career with InterSearch Worldwide. Initially joining InterSearch in Australia in 1996 and over the past 11 years she has been actively building the Middle East region. She serves as the Global Practice Group Leader of Financial Services & Banking and was appointed to the Board in 2017.
Under Samantha’s leadership, InterSearch Middle East has expanded its geographical footprint with offices in Dubai, Oman, Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia. Her multi-cultural team shares her passion for quality of delivery, speed of execution and supporting a global diversity agenda to attract GCC Nationals, Arab and female talent into client organizations.
She has a unique combination of emerging and mature market recruitment experience across Europe, Middle East, Africa & APAC. Samantha has worked internally with the HR teams of Merrill Lynch & BP International in London, as well as Standard Chartered Bank in Dubai, UAE.
She holds a Bachelor of Science, major in Psychology, from University of Melbourne in Australia. InterSearch Middle East is a proud member of the global Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC).
Managing Partner of InterSearch Ireland Micheál joined the InterSearch Worldwide Board of Directors in 2017. He began his career with InterSearch Ireland in 1996, becoming Managing Partner in 2010.
He is the initiator of the InterSearch Life Sciences & Healthcare Practice Group, supporting clients and candidates within the pharmaceutical, medical technologies and healthcare sectors.
He has worked with a variety of organizations designing and implementing recruitment strategies for leadership and management appointments. Many of these assignments involve multi-country search.
Micheál joined the Academy team in 2013 where he is responsible for training and development of talent within the InterSearch Worldwide organisation.
Micheál holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from NUI Galway and a master’s degree in human resources management from the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
Andrea has more than 15 years of experience in both national and international executive search industry, managing assignments for top and middle management levels. He is based at InterSearch Italy in Milan where he leads a qualified team of consultants and researchers, personally partnering with a variety of multinational and middle-sized clients in different sectors. The team is strongly focused on quality of delivery, speed of execution, long-term relationship with clients.
In 2015 he became the Global Practice Leader of the InterSearch Automotive Practice Group, and in 2017 was appointed as a member of the InterSearch Worldwide Board of Directors. As Practice Leader, he is also account manager of Fiat Chrysler Automotive/CNH Industrial Group in Europe.
Before joining InterSearch Italy in 2012, Andrea was Group Recruiting Manager for a leading international company in the steel sector and worked as executive search and HR consulting. Besides executive search his competencies include talent acquisition, global recruitment project management, scouting/mapping/benchmarking, people management and company start-up.
Andrea is fluent in Italian, English and French. He earned a degree in philosophy from the University of Milan.