The needs of tomorrow dictate the work we perform today

We are InterSearch Norway, a local Executive Search firm with a global reach.

“Our results are not coincidental”

InterSearch Norway is a leading Executive Search firm focusing on the recruitment of senior executives and specialists to Norwegian and international companies. Our strength lies in key focus areas where our senior consultants bring relevant, sector specific experience and expertise in the dialogue with clients and candidates alike. Our internal collaborative model, working together in a joint effort to maximise the quality of each assignment, bring added comfort and objectivity to the work we perform on behalf of our clients.

We are efficient and flexible, but never compromise on quality. Our strength and passion lie in the dialogue with people, and in seeing opportunities where there is untapped potential. In our focus on building honest and trustworthy relationships we create longevity in bringing our clients and candidates together, securing the ultimate match.

Shaping the future

With a world fuelled with disruption we bring more than 26 years of useful experience in preparing for tomorrow. We embrace the digital revolution and acknowledge how e.g. technology in leadership is no longer a concept that limits itself to the IT department, but sets the agenda for top level management and board rooms alike.

Staying relevant

The accelerating change of technology, combined with geopolitical volatility are challenges that leaders are facing on a daily basis, constantly re-questioning a company's strategic direction, performance and culture-shaping. As with the circumstances in which we operate InterSearch is also in a state of continuous development, sharing our knowledge about local and international trends, making sure you are prepared for what's coming around the next bend.

Making an impact

We make sure the most qualified candidate with the right type of motivation gets the job. At the same time, we are conscious of how some employers' lack of focus towards the promotion of a diverse and inclusive workforce can have a negative effect on our ability to attract the best candidates available. InterSearch is constantly working to uphold the highest standard in securing that each recruitment process is honest, fair and inclusive. Not only because it is the socially correct thing to do, but because it makes commercial sense.

InterSearch Norway Team

Managing Partner (Oslo)

Jan S. Øinæs

Jan is an advisor and a specialist in the recruitment of managers and specialists for the oil and energy sector. He has extensive knowledge of the contractor and supply industry, particularly pertaining to the diciplines economics and finance, portfolio management, HR, project management, business development, strategy and organizational development.

He has experience from recruitment, sales and business development.

MBA Finance and Investments, European School of Economics, London.


Trond Hess

Trond is our Managing Director who is also an active part of the Executive Search and Management Consulting processes. His experience with recruitment ranges from top and middle management to senior specialists. He is highly experienced and has thorough knowledge of the contractor and supply industry, particularly pertaining to the fields of drilling and wells, subsea, business development and supply chain management.

Trond has management experience from the oil and gas industry, telecom and IT. He is also skilled in strategy work, project management and sales and marketing.

BSc – International Marketing, Negotiation and Management from BI Norwegian School of Management.


Ingvild Ragna Myhre

Ingvild Myhre has an MSc Engineering from NTNU. She has been the CEO of the telecom company Network Norway and CEO of Telenor Mobil and Alcatel Telecom Norway.

Mrs. Myhre has more than 20 years of boardroom experience from both private and public companies.

Senior Advisor

Mariann Meinich-Bache

Mariann is a Senior Advisor with Intersearch Norway working with Executive search and Advisory assignments on behalf of clients primarily in the Stavanger region. Mariann has many years of experience from the oil and gas industry, both on behalf of the operating- and oil service companies, holding several leadership positions within HMS, HR and organisational development in Norway and Europe. In later years she has held the position as CEO and Consultant, working with leadership, organisational development, strategy and board room work.

Mariann is educated with Master degrees in Production management, Team Management and Strategic Management from the University of Stavanger and BI.


Stein Hogstad

His main responsibilities are board of committees, management consultancy and change management, as well as the buying and selling of operations.

Stein has a broad background from trade and industry in the region. Previous positions in central management in GMC and Scana group, several board of committees and honorary posts, such as executive member of the board of TBL and Norway’s representative in CAEF (The European Foundry Association).

A civil engineer from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and RWTH, the University of Aachen.


Sjur Sekse

Sjur established the company in 1992 and is one of the most experienced recruiters in the region within our segment.

His areas of focus cover the entire energy sector with expertise in management consulting and the recruitment of senior executives and senior specialists.

Sjur has extensive experience from the oil and service industry in management, consulting, board work, marketing and sales. Sjur has also served as a coach and trainer at various levels in different sports.

A graduate from Stavanger University College and Sports University College in Denmark.

Manager Research & Analysis

Runar Austrheim

Runar is the head of our research and analysis department in charge of maintaining our database of candidates, psychometric assessment tools, quality assurance and the analysis of companies, candidates and markets.

He has experience from the oil and energy sector, insurance and retail business, particularly pertaining the areas of HR, compensation and benefits and marketing.

MSc in Human Resource Management from Griffith University Brisbane, Australia.


Christian F. Meidell Lange

Christian is an advisor and a specialist in the recruitment of managers and specialists for the shipping, oil and energy sector. He has extensive knowledge of the contractor and supply industry, particularly pertaining to the diciplines shipping and offshore supply where he has recruited Senior Managers and Board Members.

Christian has 30 years` experience from operative shipping and has worked in the UK, Germany and Denmark in addition to Norway, and has a broad network worldwide.

Education in Shipping and Shipping Law from London School of Foreign Trade.

A Member of InterSearch Worldwide
Global Reach. Local Impact.

InterSearch Worldwide

InterSearch Norway is the Norwegian member of InterSearch Worldwide, a global alliance of Executive Search firms. Established in 1989, InterSearch Worldwide ranks as one of the top international Executive Search organisations in the world, consisting of close to 600 senior consultants in more than 90 offices in 50 countries. Through our partner firms and their breadth of knowledge and expertise, InterSearch Norway provides clients with access to exceptional candidates almost anywhere on the globe.


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