March 18, 2010 – IMD International Search Group has added Moscow-based 4Astra ES as its newest member firm. 4Astra ES was founded by executive search consultant Anna Ryzhkova, who currently heads the company’s technology, telecom and financial services practice areas as well as managing the strategic development of the company. Ms. Ryzhkova has spent 10 years in the executive search and management selection industry as a founder, general manager and account director with 3R Recruitment Company. “Anna Ryzhkova and her team are experienced professionals serving multi-national clients by acquiring top-level talent in Russia,” said Jan Olsson, managing partner of IMD’s Swedish partner office, Lisberg. “Our clients will be well-served by 4Astra with any talent acquisition needs they may have with the rapidly expanding economic importance of Russia around the world.” Founded in 1972, IMD International Search Group has more than 40 offices and 150 consultants in major markets throughout the Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Middle East.