October 31, 2023 – Global executive search consortium IMD International Search Group has added Ishwa Consulting as its newest member firm. With a team of 10 senior consultants strategically located in India’s key business hubs – Gurgaon (Delhi), Bangalore, and the Middle East, Ishwa Consulting has its global footprint with an office in Dubai.
Founded in 2016 by Arvind Pandit, Ishwa Consulting is a boutique leadership consulting firm focused on executive search, HR advisory and leadership development (HR advisory, leadership development, coaching, organization design). They are a search partner for organizations across various industries, including consumer internet, consumer, healthcare, financial services, automotive, renewable energy, and infrastructure. The firm specialized in senior roles such as COO, chief business officer, chief marketing officer, CHRO, CFO, CTO, and chief product officer.
“We are delighted to welcome Arvind Pandit and Ishwa Consulting to the IMD International Search Group family,” said Jose Ruiz, president of IMD International Search Group. “Arvind’s leadership and Ishwa Consulting’s expertise in executive search, HR advisory, and leadership development are valuable additions to our network. This collaboration reinforces our commitment to providing services to our clients worldwide. We look forward to working closely with Ishwa Consulting and leveraging their unique insights to deliver exceptional results for our clients across the globe.”
“Joining IMD International Search Group is a momentous step forward for Ishwa Consulting,” said Arvind Pandit, founder of Ishwa Consulting. “We are thrilled to be part of this prestigious network, which aligns perfectly with our commitment to excellence and global outreach. This collaboration opens doors to new opportunities and resources that will further enhance our ability to serve our clients. At Ishwa Consulting, we are dedicated to bringing our unique insights, expertise, and a deep understanding of the Indian and Middle Eastern markets to the network, adding a dimension that will benefit all member firms and their clients.”
Founded in 1972, IMD International Search Group is one of the top 15 global search organizations with more than 40 offices in major markets and business centers throughout the world. Its executive search professionals, many of whom held senior positions in the industry sectors they now serve, conduct hundreds of senior-level searches for clients worldwide each year.
IMD International Search Group Adds New Member Firms in North America
IMD International Search Group recently expanded in North America with the additions of Radar HeadHunters in Montreal and Silvester & Company in Salt Lake City, UT. “With these additions, IMD therefore covers North America in a wider range of industry sectors and functional areas, on C-level and board positions,” the organization said. “Our existing member firms, Alder Koten from Houston, TX, and three offices in Mexico, and Onstott Group from Boston, are looking forward to the new cooperation opportunity. Welcome aboard to our new colleagues.”
The consortium said: “We are proud to have retained many members for decades now, for instance Dr. Heimeier & Partner (member since 1989), Telkes Consulting (1997), Sirca Executive Search (1998), IMS Talent (2001), Lisberg (2002), Panamera (2003), Schilling Partners (2004), and Executive Network (2005). This stability allowed us to build trustful relationships, to the benefit of our clients. It also helped attract new members during the last decade, expanding our geographical coverage to Australia and New Zealand (Fisher Leadership), Brazil (Osser & Osser), Chile (SommerGroup), China (GMPTalent International), and the U.S, (Alder Koten, Onstott Group).”
New Member in Spain
IMD International Search Group recently expanded in Madrid, Spain, with the addition of Padula & Partners as a member firm. Padula & Partners has a track record in executive search on the Spanish market as it was founded in 2005. They have since then provided bespoke service to clients in a vast range of sectors including life science (pharmaceutical, medical devices), real estate, industrial (notably engineering and automotive), technology (IT, telecommunications), consumer goods and services (food and beverages, distribution), consulting and media.
Executive search is at the core of Padula & Partners services, yet they also developed overtime additional services such as leadership programs (training, development, and consulting), executive coaching, DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) as well as consulting in political leadership, public affairs and government relations.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Executive Editor; Lily Fauver, Senior Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media