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InterSearch Worldwide Academy 2022: knowledge exchange and networking, effective intercultural methodologies for consultants and researchers

InterSearch Worldwide Academy 2022: knowledge exchange and networking, effective intercultural methodologies for consultants and researchers

A proactive and diverse group of 23 consultants and researchers from 16 countries, equally balanced in gender and seniority, made the Academy recently held in Istanbul – Turkey a very successful event.

The past couple of years allowed us to perform only online onboarding and training, but also gave us the opportunity to better understand the value and impact of technology in our industry. We reshaped the in-person program and content to keep pace with technology without forgetting the importance of the human qualities that ultimately make the difference in cross-border Executive Search”

András Lipcsei, Academy Founder

InterSearch Worldwide has invested in a consistent Continuous Learning platform to professionally grow and retain its members’ most talented consultants and researchers. As a successful global Executive Search organization, we strongly believe that a high-quality intercultural approach is a key factor to deliver the most valuable services to our clients, matching their company culture with the local talent pool”

Frank Schelstraete, Chairman of the InterSearch organization

The Board of Directors joined the participants in thanking András Lipcsei, who founded the InterSearch Academy almost 25 years ago and passed his chairmanship to Micheál Coughlan who will continue the successful institution.

A couple of comments from the participants: „It is so interesting to discover other country’s best practices”„The only suggestion I’d have would be extending the duration of the Academy, it’s been a great pleasure, thank you!” and some visual hints to highlight the spirit of the InterSearch Academy in Istanbul.

Thank you to the enthusiastic team in Turkey that hosted the event and to the trainers who granted a high level of content, András LipcseiMicheál CoughlanSamantha Robinson, and Kinda Fakhouri!

About Intersearch

InterSearch Worldwide is a global organization of executive search firms consistently ranked amongst the largest retained executive search practices in the world. InterSearch is currently operating with over 90 offices in more than 50 countries, able to operate in 70+. Established in 1989 in the UK, InterSearch carefully selects the best executive search firms to partner with as a member of a global entity with high integrity, transparency, and depth of experience. InterSearch prides itself on having a global reach with local impact.

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A trustful and long-standing relation grants the highest level of cross-border executive search service for 15+ years

How InterSearch Ww members fulfil hiring needs globally within the electronic equipment industry

Success story by Juhani Konu, Managing Partner of InterSearch Finland.

The Client

The client company is a producer of electronic equipment with 10+ manufacturing facilities in Europe, Asia, and the US, serving the global market with a turnover of 500+ million euros per year.

The Process

InterSearch Finland established a long-term relationship with the key decision-maker, first meeting her as a candidate, then as a client when she became a decision-maker, and chose InterSearch Finland as a preferred supplier.

Since then, InterSearch Finland has continued to support the company first with local searches and then through international assignments.

InterSearch Finland closely cooperates with the local InterSearch member where the hiring need is and shares their deep understanding of the client’s corporate culture and requirements.

The local search is conducted by an appointed consultant with proven expertise in the industry, and InterSearch Finland is involved in monitoring the smoothness of the process.

With such an approach, InterSearch Finland could support finding the best-fit managers for the open roles even during the challenging COVID times.


11 filled positions throughout the 7 years of cooperation in FinlandSwedenCzech RepublicPolandRomania  (and Russia until 2020)

International Roles hired:

  • Managing Director to multiple countries
  • CFO
  • HR Director
  • Sales Director
  • Marketing Manager
  • Controller

Client’s perspective

There is a deep trust in the Finnish consultant that has been built during the 15 years of cooperation.

Highly professional and skilled partners in the countries where the searches were executed.

InterSearch is a no-nonsense partner, members have a deep understanding of their local markets and inform already at the beginning of the project about the possibilities and the difficulties. In such a way the candidates’ profiles and compensation packages can be tailor-made to grant the success of the hiring.

About the author

Juhani KonuJuhani Konu is a well-known Executive Recruiter in Finland.

He has worked in the field for over 25 years with cross-border assignments worldwide, in 70 countries in total. He specializes in executive search and managerial assessments. He is a shareholder of InterSearch Worldwide and the Managing Partner of InterSearch in Finland. He has been a member of the board of the Finnish Work & Organisational Psychologists’ Association since 2007 and most of that time as chairman.

He holds two master’s degrees: in economics and in psychology.



About Intersearch Finland

InterSearch Oy has operated in Finland since 1989. The company is one of the first shareholders of InterSearch Worldwide Ltd. InterSearch Oy holds a prestigious reputation in the field of recruitment consulting. Their service concept is providing executive search services as well as demanding management and personnel assessments, in which they employ high-quality psychological methods. Board consulting, particularly board member search, is an expanding area where their expertise is in demand.

electronic equipment industry, executive search, InterSearch Finland

Executive Search is the new business consulting

“Executive Search is the new business consulting” – A conversation with Jackie Launder, Mindcor InterSearch, South Africa

“Executive Search in South Africa is a bit of a misnomer – it is often seen as a more expensive form of recruitment or talent attraction approach – when in reality it is anything but! Having the right talent in a business can have an enormous impact on its success, and the same can be said about having the wrong talent in the business, as this could be your organisation’s demise, especially in the key roles. So, you need to ask yourself, what is the sustainability and success of your business worth to you?”

executive search, Mindcor, south africa

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Searching and finding the best Executives for Agricultural industry Worldwide

Searching and finding the best Executives for Agricultural industry Worldwide

Case study of Jörg Dötter, Managing Director of Intersearch Personalberatung Germany.


Our client is a family-owned international agricultural company represented in Europe, America, India, Africa, and Asia.

The company has been a client for InterSearch Worldwide for more than 10 years.

Process and outcome

As the account manager of the client, Jörg Dötter, Managing Director of InterSearch Personalberatung in Germany, introduced assignments to other InterSearch members abroad, following to the needs of the client.

In cross-border business it is absolutely essential that there is a close and trustful cooperation between the introducer (in this case InterSearch Personalberatung Germany) and the operator abroad (InterSearch member of the country where the search need is). All projects were successfully implemented, as the extensive knowledge about the customer has been shared between the InterSearch members. Both discussed the profiles of the interesting candidates and decided whom to present to the client. In such manner, the deep understanding of the corporate culture and business needs meets the experience of the local market. The results are successful hires at the highest levels.

Roles hired

  • Managing Director Sales
  • Regional Resident
  • Head of Human Resources
  • Member of the Board
  • Managing Director

About the author

Jörg DötterJörg Dötter has a degree in economics. He is currently the Head of Standards and Quality Committee at InterSearch Worldwide and was also a Member of the Board. For several years he also led the Automotive Practice Group. He is the Managing Director of InterSearch Personalberatung in Germany for 29 years.

Agricultural industry, Agricultural Practice

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