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.


  • 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


Life Sciences Practice Group Leaders

Photo of Micheál CoughlanIn Europe
Micheál Coughlan
InterSearch Ireland


Photo of Rodrigo DonosoIn the Americas
Rodrigo Donoso
InterSearch Argentina

  +54 11 4813 2753
  +54 911 5008 5487

Photo of Lotika MahindraIn Asia Pacific
Lotika Mahindra
InterSearch India

  + 91 11 26136471
  + 91 9818343424

Micheál Coughlan, initiator of the InterSearch Life  Sciences Practice Group and Group leader for Europe, has worked with a variety  of organizations designing and implementing recruitment strategies for  executive appointments.

The  positions recently completed in life sciences and healthcare manufacturing are  Human Resources Managers, International Sales Managers, Operations Managers and  R&D Managers.

Micheál holds a 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 member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Rodrigo Donoso,  the Life Sciences Practice Group team leader for Americas, has worked with a  variety of organizations designing and implementing recruitment strategies for  executive appointments.

The  positions recently completed in life sciences and healthcare manufacturing are  Country Manager, Clinical Operations Managers, Human Resources Managers,  Project Managers, Sales Managers, among others.

Rodrigo  is an economics graduate with over 10 years of experience in executive search  and HR consulting. He has been a member of the InterSearch Board of Directors since  2011.

Lotika Mahindra, as the leader of the Life Sciences / Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals Practice, Lotika is a key member of InterSearch’s senior consulting team. She has successfully led and executed critical and complex leadership hiring assignments for multinational corporations as well as leading Indian organizations.

Her decade long experience in the executive search industry spans many segments but primarily the lifesciences, pharma and healthcare, R&D / innovation, consumer 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 such organizations as IFC (World Bank) and Airtel in roles with high external interface and marquee client management responsibilities.

In addition to her degree in political science from the Delhi University, she has completed a four-year esngineering program from the Aptech Institute.