February 27, 2012 – TRANSEARCH International has opened a new office in Bogota, Colombia and named Alejandro Rivas as its office head. Prior to joining TRANSEARCH, Mr. Rivas worked with Mattel Toys as general manager Colombia, starting up the subsidiary. Rosa Maria Herrera and Juan Antonio Bustillo become senior client partners in the Bogota Office. Ms. Herrera has over 30 years’ experience in executive search, handling recruiting assignments in a number of industries within Venezuela, Colombia and other countries. Mr. Bustillo specializes in board level assignments with specific focus on family owned companies: in their dynamics, transitions, and development of family protocols. Alain Tanugi, chairman of TRANSEARCH International, said: “Colombia has a vibrant economy which is supported by its strong free trade principles and is playing an increasingly important role in the global economy. We are pleased to have such a strong team in an important market in the region. Alejandro and his team will add depth to an already strong Latin America!” TRANSEARCH International currently has 57 offices in 39 countries.