• Diversity & Inclusion

    Recognising the benefits of diversity, organisations globally are making public commitments to improve diversity talent in their workplace and empowering people by respecting & appreciating what makes them different, in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, disability & national origin.
  • Diversity & Inclusion

    Recognising the benefits of diversity, organisations globally are making public commitments to improve diversity talent in their workplace and empowering people by respecting & appreciating what makes them different, in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, disability & national origin.
  • Diversity & Inclusion

    Recognising the benefits of diversity, organisations globally are making public commitments to improve diversity talent in their workplace and empowering people by respecting & appreciating what makes them different, in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, disability & national origin.
  • Diversity & Inclusion

    Recognising the benefits of diversity, organisations globally are making public commitments to improve diversity talent in their workplace and empowering people by respecting & appreciating what makes them different, in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, disability & national origin.
  • Diversity & Inclusion

    Recognising the benefits of diversity, organisations globally are making public commitments to improve diversity talent in their workplace and empowering people by respecting & appreciating what makes them different, in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, disability & national origin.

As business shifts to a more global mindset, the search for talent becomes increasingly important. We believe that a focus on diversity & inclusion is a unique way to give business a critical competitive advantage.

Our global network of Executive Search Partners involved with the Diversity & Inclusion Practice have extensive experience recruiting in an increasingly complex and diverse business community. We are sensitive when working with clients on matters related to:

  • Ethnicity
  • Gender
  • Age
  • Nationalisation
  • Disability
  • Sexual orientation
  • Education
  • Religion

We not only assist clients with diversity & inclusion people strategies but our global InterSearch Partners are also committed to practicing this within our own organizations.

 

The IWW Board Practice is also focusing on diversity on a board level. There is a great synergy between the two groups, that is why the Head of Board Practice is always involved in the activities of Diversity and Inclusion Practice.

When talking about diversity in a board or executive leadership context, we usually mean “the accessibility to and application of several different knowledge domains – simultaneously”, and hereby we mean the unique combination of experience, knowledge, and perspective that together form the diversity and the difference from all other unique combinations of the same factors. Every unique combination adds up to a specific identity.

In the recent years, institutional investors have been pushing public-listed boards harder and harder on diversity. Why? It is certainly not about political correctness. It is business. Both investors and CEOs alike are now convinced that appropriate diversity on boards will substantially improve group decision-making and improve performance.

Diversity & Inclusion

Group Leader

  • Lotika Mahindra
    Lotika Mahindra
    InterSearch India
L.Mahindra@intersearch.org


D&I - Board Practice Synergy Head

  • Jakob Stengel
    Jakob Stengel
    InterSearch Denmark
J.Stengel@intersearch.org

Diversity & Inclusion Group - Regional Leaders

Americas

  • Suzanne Clark
    Suzanne Clark
    InterSearch Canada
S.Clark@intersearch.org

Asia Pacific

  • Lotika Mahindra
    Lotika Mahindra
    InterSearch India
L.Mahindra@intersearch.org

Central Eastern Europe

  • Ana Ber
    Ana Ber
    InterSearch Romania
A.Ber@intersearch.org

North West Europe & MEA

  • Mio Takahashi
    Mio Takahashi
    InterSearch Sweden
M.Takahashi@intersearch.org

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Lotika Mahindra
InterSearch India

As a Partner and key member of the senior consulting team, Lotika has successfully led and executed critical and complex leadership hiring assignments., for multi-national corporations as well as leading Indian organizations.

She has over 15 years experience in the Executive Search industry which primarily spans across the Lifesciences, Pharma, Healthcare, R&D / Innovation, Consumer, Lifestyle and Manufacturing sectors.

Additionally she actively leads the development of knowledge solutions and provides leadership, direction and structure to highly qualified distributed, multi-location research teams .

Previously, she has worked with two leading global organizations, IFC (World Bank) and Airtel, in roles with high external interface and marquee client management responsibilities.

Lotika has successfully completed a post graduation four years Engineering program from the Aptech Institute of India. She graduated from Delhi University, with majors in Political Science.

Jakob Stengel
InterSearch Denmark

Jakob Stengel is the Managing Partner of Case Rose / InterSearch and Global Head of Board Practice within InterSearch. Jakob joined the firm in 2012 after 5 years as a partner with some of the other leading global firms of the executive search industry.

Jakob is the founding partner of The Danish Professional Directors Association, Board Network. He is a member of the International Corporate Governance Network; a member of the European Corporate Governance Institute; and a member of several expert groups under the European Confederation of Directors Associations. Further, he is co-editor-in-chief of Denmark’s leading corporate governance and board leadership publication, Board Perspectives.

Jakob holds a degree as Master in Law (LL.M.) from University of Copenhagen, and possesses more than 15 years of experience in serving as chairman and / or non-executive director on more than 10 different Boards of Directors in Danish companies.

Jakob is the bridge between Global Board Practice Group and Diversity & Inclusion acting as a catalyst to harvest and promote the best practices of both the groups.

Suzanne Clark
InterSearch Canada

Suzanne is a Partner at Four Corners Group in Canada, where she oversees the firm’s non-profit, public sector and academic practice. Suzanne recruits in both French and English and her executive search clients range from national associations to international non-profit organizations with operating budgets of up to $1.2 billion.

Previously recognized as a top recruiter of Canada’s most talented college and university researchers and educators, in her role as Senior Acquisitions Editor at Oxford University Press, Suzanne raised the national profile of the press’ higher education publishing program across Canada. Her experience also includes serving as Executive Director of a national charity, DAREarts, which teaches leadership skills at-risk youth within urban centres, as well as within remote Indigenous communities.

Suzanne holds a Bachelor’s degree with distinction in Linguistics & English and a Master’s degree in English from Western University. Passionate about advancing diversity, equity and inclusion, she recently completed the Award of Achievement in Diversity and Inclusion program at the University of British Columbia and is currently pursuing a Global Professional Master of Laws degree from the University of Toronto. Suzanne previously taught college-level business communications courses and is a regular guest lecturer and speaker.

Lotika Mahindra
InterSearch India

As a Partner and key member of the senior consulting team, Lotika has successfully led and executed critical and complex leadership hiring assignments., for multi-national corporations as well as leading Indian organizations.

She has over 15 years experience in the Executive Search industry which primarily spans across the Lifesciences, Pharma, Healthcare, R&D / Innovation, Consumer, Lifestyle and Manufacturing sectors.

Additionally she actively leads the development of knowledge solutions and provides leadership, direction and structure to highly qualified distributed, multi-location research teams .

Previously, she has worked with two leading global organizations, IFC (World Bank) and Airtel, in roles with high external interface and marquee client management responsibilities.

Lotika has successfully completed a post graduation four years Engineering program from the Aptech Institute of India. She graduated from Delhi University, with majors in Political Science.

Ana Ber
InterSearch Romania

Work Experience:
Since 2005 – Managing Partner DR. PENDL & DR. PISWANGER Romania – Executive Search & International HR Consultancy – Bucharest

Previous experience:
1991 – 1997 – 6 years – Refugees Camps Development – UNHCR – The UN Refugee Agency – Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Sudan
1997 – 1998 / 2000 – 2004 – 2 years and project based – Health Care Administration / Health Care Systems Auditing Consultant – WHO – World Health Organization – Morocco, Algeria
1998 – 2000 – 2 years – General Management – Romania private medical sector – S.O.S. International
2000 – 2004 – 4 years – Financial Consulting – ING Insurance Romania

Education:
1991 – 1993 – The School of Public Health (SPH), Tel-Aviv University, Israel – Bachelor Degree in Nursing & Public Health Management
1993 – 1994 – The School of Public Health (SPH) in conjunction with Boston University School of Management’s Health Sector Management Program, Boston University, USA – MBA/MPH in Health Policy & Management
Certified Profiles International Assessor
Certified PEP® Trainer
CIPD Associate – Level 3 Certificate in Human Resources Practice (QCF)
Certified Executive Coach, ACSTH

Main areas of expertise at P&P / InterSearch:
Business Development and Search & Selection in Romania, Local & International Executive Search
HR-consultancy in: Recruiting and Selection, Job analysis and evaluation,
Management Audit, Assessment / Development Center, Board Efficiency Assessment,
Personal Efficiency Program Training & Coaching
Executive Coaching

Main sectors of expertise:
Manufacturing / Engineering / Technology; Banking and Financial Services
Fast Moving and Durable Consumer goods; Pharmaceutical industry
Real estate / Facility & Property Management / Construction / Infrastructure / Environment
Energy / Oil / Gas & Renewables / Power

Languages:
Romanian (mother tongue); Fluent in speaking, writing, and reading English; Intermediate skills in speaking, writing and reading Hebrew and French

Additional activities:
Collaborator with students associations for trainings focused on developing soft skills (on voluntary bases) and Trainings on recruiting and selection, legal view on HR in Romania, communication skills

Mio Takahashi
InterSearch Sweden

Mio Takahashi is a Senior consultant at InterSearch Sweden / Talentia AB. She currently manages Talentia’s accounts within real estate, infrastructure and retail and has worked in the sector for 15+ years. In addition, she has worked with clients in within Finance, Engineering, and Consumer Goods. Mio is Talentia’s DPO and also responsible for Talentia’s ( the company’s ) public procurements offers.

Mio is Regional Sub Lead of InterSearch’s Diversity & Inclusion Practice. As a head hunting and HR Manager consultant she has worked closely with client managing teams and company boards to set goals and develop strategies for diversity and inclusion.

Mio’s final theses in social psychology, studied the ethnic diversity in care units within the private care sector in Sweden. Mio holds bachelor’s degree in behaviour science from Stockholm University. She has also studied ethnology, Theatre and dance science as well as Japan studies at Kyoto University, Japan.

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