IMD International Search Group Adds New Member Firm in Romania

January 22, 2024 – Global executive search consortium IMD International Search Group has expanded its reach in Eastern Europe with the addition of Head Hunting Agency headquartered in Bucharest, Romania. They join IMD’s team in Southeastern Europe with members in Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Serbia. Founder Loreda Dragomir is a seasoned executive search professional. She gained experiences in the executive search industry and worked as COO then country manager for the Romanian branches of major executive search global groups. “My talent is to find your talent,” Ms. Dragomir said.

Ms. Dragomir is an experienced country manager with a demonstrated history of working in the management consulting industry. She is skilled in executive search and recruiting, business planning, HR consulting, coaching, sales, and international business.

A fully retained generalist executive search firm, the Head Hunting Agency operates in the following practices: Manufacturing/engineering/production; pharmaceutical, life science and medical services; consumer products and services / FMCG and retail; energy / oil and gas/ renewable/ alternative energy.

Romania currently has a GDP (PPP) of around $547 billion and a GDP per capita (PPP) of $28,189. According to the World Bank, Romania is a high income country with a mixed economy. Tourism is a significant contributor to the Romanian economy, generating around five percent of GDP. Romania was estimated to have the fourth-fastest-growing travel and tourism total demand in the world, said the World Travel and Tourism Council. 

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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 Firm

IMD International Search Group recently added Ishwa Consulting as a 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. “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.”

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.

Related: IMD International Search Adds New Member in Romania

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Executive Editor; Lily Fauver, Senior Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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