The shareholders of InterSearch Worldwide, leading Executive Search organization operating in 50+ countries Worldwide, appointed the new international Board of Directors during the general assembly held in Cracow on May 18-21.
The new Board members who will lead the organization until 2020 are Peter Waite – Australia, Frank Schelstraete – Belgium, Micheál Coughlan – Ireland, Andrea Magnabosco – Italy, Samantha Robinson– UAE.
Peter Waite will continue to serve as Chairman until May 2018. As a Partner of InterSearch Australia, Peter has been involved working within Executive Search for over thirty-four years in a wide range of disciplines including food manufacturing, education, marketing, accounting, banking, finance and engineering for large corporations and small businesses. He has a Bachelor of Business, an MBA and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and his background in marketing and human resources and vast networks has led to the expansion of InterSearch Worldwide, both nationally and internationally.
Frank Schelstraete from June 2018 will fulfill the role as Chairman. Frank made his career as a founding partner of Schelstraete Delacourt Associates, which he co-founded in 1990, after a previous experience in human resources. He deals with CEO and C-level positions; his clients include large-size companies, family owned and private-equity owned (listed or not), and this in a variety of industries.
Micheál Coughlan, Managing Partner of InterSearch Ireland, started his career in executive search 20 years ago and is the initiator of the InterSearch Global Life Sciences & Healthcare Practice Group, supporting clients and candidates within the pharmaceutical, medical technologies and healthcare sectors in more than 40 countries worldwide also through cross-border assignments. Micheál is also a qualified trainer at the InterSearch Academy since 2013.
Andrea Magnabosco, Senior Manager at InterSearch Italy, has more than 15 years of experience in both national and international executive search industry managing assignments for top and middle management levels. Andrea is the key account manager of several multinational corporations in their domestic and international recruitment in Europe, and since 2015 is leading the InterSearch Global Automotive Practice Group. Besides executive search Andrea’s competencies include talent acquisition, global recruitment project management, scouting/mapping, HR management and company start-up.
Samantha Robinson, Managing Director at InterSearch Middle East, has almost 15 years career with the international executive search. She has a unique combination of emerging and mature market experience both in executive search and in-house recruitment with multi-national companies across Europe, Middle East & APAC. Highly committed to global diversity agenda to attract GCC Nationals, Arab & female talents into local client organizations. Samantha has also been the Practice Group leader for InterSearch Worldwide Financial Services & Banking.
“I’m delighted that some of the next generation with excellent executive search experience have joined the new Board of InterSearch, they will definitely boost the business development of the whole organization and further support our expansion and digitalization with innovative ideas. Thanks to the experience of Samantha Robinson in the MEA region we will expand our presence in the booming Middle East and African countries. 2016 was a great year for InterSearch and the same trend has been continued in the first months of 2017. I’m confident our new team will consolidate the positive results and inspire further growth globally.”
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