• Energy, Oil / Gas & Renewable Energy Expertise

    Cautious optimism in the oil & gas industry. 63% of senior-level professionals surveyed said they are confident about growth in the industry in 2018.
  • Energy, Oil / Gas & Renewable Energy Expertise

    Cautious optimism in the oil & gas industry. 63% of senior-level professionals surveyed said they are confident about growth in the industry in 2018.
  • Energy, Oil / Gas & Renewable Energy Expertise

    Cautious optimism in the oil & gas industry. 63% of senior-level professionals surveyed said they are confident about growth in the industry in 2018.
  • Energy, Oil / Gas & Renewable Energy Expertise

    Cautious optimism in the oil & gas industry. 63% of senior-level professionals surveyed said they are confident about growth in the industry in 2018.
During a tumultuous period there is always a need for good talent that can make a difference during challenging times. The outlook is looking generally stable and InterSearch practice group is well positioned with depth of Energy expertise across Europe, USA, Middle East, Africa & Asia.
The global consulting team focuses on continuously sharing industry knowledge, 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 economies worldwide.

The team works collaboratively to identify the best-skilled executives and specialists for all managerial and technical positions in the following sectors:

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

Energy & Renewables

Group Leader
  • Trond Hess
    Trond Hess
    InterSearch Norway

Energy, Oil / Gas & Renewable Energy Group - Regional Leaders

North West Europe & MEA

  • Samantha Robinson
    Samantha Robinson
    InterSearch Middle East

Central Eastern Europe

  • Vadim Fonderkin
    Vadim Fonderkin
    InterSearch Russia


  • Malena Juarez
    Malena Juarez
    InterSearch Mexico

Asia & Pacific

  • Indraneel Dass
    Indraneel Dass
    InterSearch Asia & Pacific

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Trond Hess
InterSearch Norway

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.

Samantha Robinson
InterSearch Middle East

Managing Director, Middle East

Sam has almost 20 years combined executive search and in-house recruitment experience. She has developed her global leadership career with InterSearch in both Australia & Middle East. Sam was born in Kuwait, educated in Australia and lived in London and Canada for a number of years working within the HR teams of Merrill Lynch and BP International. In the Middle East, she worked with Standard Chartered Bank as the Regional Talent Acquisition Specialist, Middle East, Pakistan & Africa (MEPA); focusing on senior-level hires as well as committing to the global diversity agenda to attract Arab, African & female talent into the organisation.

Samantha has been based in the Middle East region over 12 years and is currently Managing Director – Middle East. She is responsible for building and leading a multi-cultural team of high-performing Consultants and Research Associates across four offices and serving a variety of global, regional and country specific clients across the Middle East & Africa (MEA) region. Sam personally focuses on executing executive search assignments across the full spectrum of the Banking & Finance sector and became the InterSearch Worldwide Practice Group Leader for the Financial Services sector in 2014.

Sam is a big believer in identifying and attracting disruptive global talent to help organisations transform, innovate, challenge and drive commercial opportunities to achieve success.

“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.”
– Winston Churchill

Sam holds a Bachelor of Science, with a major in Psychology, from the University of Melbourne in Australia and was recently elected to the InterSearch worldwide Board of Directors in 2017.

Vadim Fonderkin
InterSearch Russia

Work experience

04.2016 – until now
Kontakt InterSearch Russia, Moscow

Consultant (Energy industry, Financial services, FMCG)

Energy industry: electric utility, gas and oil, coal, mining
Financial sector clients: banks, investment companies and funds, trust funds, management companies

  • Direct search and selection of high-qualified personnel (top and middle management)
  • Participated in negotiation with clients – creation ideal candidate’s profile
  • Made job descriptions and market analysis
  • Interviewed potential candidates, assessing their professional skills and personality profile
  • Performed references’ check
  • Prepared reports with a description of candidate’s professional experience, possible hiring risks, motivation and compensation
  • Provided career development consulting for candidates, monitored satisfaction’s level of hired candidates
  • Supported the organizational (i.e., people, process, strategy, and structure) and people agenda with the business (clients).

06.2015 – 07.2015
Rosbank, Moscow


  • Support of recruitment managers
  • Search, selection, and evaluation of CVs
  • Document management
  • Assistance to employees of the department on request
  • Collection, processing, and analysis of data on request
  • Execution of individual orders of the head.


Finance University under the Government of Russian Federation, Moscow
Faculty: Management
Specialization: Human resources management

Malena Juarez
InterSearch Mexico

With a career spanning over 30 years, Maria Elena “Malena” Juarez is a long-standing, well-recognized professional in the Executive Search consultancy field in Mexico. Her career includes work of two decades as a Partner with Amrop. She joined InterSearch as a Partner in 2010, when the Firm established in Mexico.

Malena´s relationship with the Automotive Industry dates back to the start of her career, when she worked for the then most important auto-parts manufacturer. Her profound knowledge of the automotive sector has contributed to her successfully completing challenging and very specialized searches entrusted by leading international client organizations.

She has also been effective in managing search assignment for other industries such as Industrial Manufacturing, Oil & Gas and Mineral Resources, Life Sciences and Health Care, IT / Telco and Consumer Products.

Her work is focused not only on Mexican-based business but those with American, European and other countries in the Latin American and Asian Regions, utilizing her understanding of diverse cultures and skills for languages. In addition to her native Spanish, she can communicate fluently in English and has a good command of French and Italian. Malena holds a BA and an MBA from the University of the Americas in Mexico.

Indraneel Dass
InterSearch Asia & Pacific

Starting his career in the Office Automation industry with Modi Xerox, Indraneel has well developed corporate experience, primarily in sales and marketing,

Subsequently, Indraneel joined TNT Express Worldwide a multinational organization engaged in express distribution, contributing to the success story in India which started with 5 offices and rapidly grew to 14 offices across the country.

His tenure in the above organisations demanded extensive interaction with people at multi-levels across the industry and functional spectrum offering a rich and varied experience in people understanding and management – an area of special interest which has metamorphosed into a professional reality in the form of Human Resource Consulting focusing on Executive Search.

Indraneel possesses two decades of experience in Executive Search and has developed expertise in managing the hiring of professionals at Leadership/Top  levels in both corporate and development sector organizations along with start ups. The breadth of exposure spans the recruitment of professionals across varied skill sets with an excellent network of contacts as well as good market intelligence. His experience encompasses  managing the complete gamut of tasks involved in recruitment including sourcing, screening, shortlisting the resumes, scheduling & conducting interviews, negotiating salaries & releasing the offer letters.

His proactive participation in various management development programmes to enhance his skills in areas such as Quality Management and Problem Solving has seen a confluence of management and people skills, a perspective vital for understanding and providing effective executive solutions.

Indraneel has a Masters degree in History from St Stephens College, Delhi University and an MBA from EIILM, Calcutta specializing in Marketing. His schooling years were spent in the residential school St Pauls, Darjeeling followed by his Bachelors in History from St Stephens College.

He has deep interest in Nature, Environment Conservation and Travel.

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