IMD International Search Group meets at Annual General Meeting in Barcelona

Zurich, Switzerland (June 1st, 2022) – IMD International Search Group members gathered again after two long years of not seeing each other apart from virtual meetings online. Participants were happy to meet in Barcelona, Spain, on April 7-9.

Meeting attendees represented the following IMD members: Alder Koten | Bakker & Partner | Carter & Benson | Dr. Heimeier & Partner | Fisher Leadership | IMS Talent | Lisberg | Minerva Search | Nordic Search Group | Osser & Osser | Quaestus | Robert Allen | Schilling Partners | Sirca Executive Search | Telkes Consulting | Top Recruitment as well as our guest partner RadarHH

The meeting was very well organized and prepared by our host, Robert Allen, IMD member in Spain. Robert Allen was founded in 1989 and has offices in Madrid and Barcelona. The team is composed of 4 Managing Partners, all with CEO or MD experience in different sectors, and a team of Researchers and Business Analysts. The client portfolio includes national and international clients, in a wide range of industry sectors: Industrial, automotive, FMCG, retail, financial services, construction, etc. with a high percentage of repeat business. They have been part of the IMD global team since 2018.

The meeting was the opportunity to cover many aspects of our local experience of these troubled times: How each firm has coped with covid and its consequences businesswise, the lessons we took and solutions we found. Participants also identified global trends in the market changes and discussed how we could collectively respond. The meeting was additionally the kick off of several projects that will get us busy all through this year.

Being the official Annual General Meeting of our Association, IMD members proceeded to the vote of important motions, among which the election of our new Vice President, Financial and Legal Affairs, Simona Cremascoli.
Present at the IMD Board since 2019 as Director, Simona Cremascoli, who is Senior Partner at Carter & Benson, IMD Italy, has accepted the essential and difficult task of being the successor of our long-time VP Finance, Dr. Peter Sutter, and we all thank her for that!
Peter Sutter is thankfully staying with us for another year as an Advisor to ensure a smooth transition.

Simona Cremascoli comments: “I’m honoured to have had this trust from my IMD colleagues and partners, which I warmly thank. I accepted this responsibility as I’m deeply committed in supporting IMD development and success”.

Founded in 1972, IMD International Search Group,, is a top 40 global search organization (Hunt Scanlon rankings 2022) with executive search partners worldwide. The group is a close- knit global alliance of boutique search firms serving clients with global reach and local knowledge.

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