About Us

Who We Are


Since 1991 IMSA Search Global Partners carry out recruitment basing on executive search, in order to identify the best C-level professionals on a local and global markets, and to enable the Clients to reach their strategic and operational targets. IMSA Search work closely with international accounts to help them build effective business across the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia/Pacific.

Search Process

Executive search and selection requires the application of a rigorous methodology, and a comprehensive approach taking into account and targeting across such factors as specific competitors, industry, job function, management style and future potential. We differentiate ourselves by offering our clients a “hands-on”, timely and cost effective approach that emphasizes client communication and learning, process management and quality control.

Mission & Vision

Our Vision

Our clients entrust us with their most important, sensitive and confidential management problems. We respect this trust and place their interests above all by pooling our skills and resources for the clients’ benefit.

Our Mission

IMSA views its mission as increasing the corporate community’s productivity and effectiveness by offering its clients a systematic management consulting approach to executive search and selection.

Our Values

Global reach with a bespoke Client service.
Working in Partnership.
Acting with professional maturity.
High standards of quality and ethics.
Managing recruitment projects with passion and dedication.
Failure is not an option.

IMSA Board

We work hard for your success

Thierry Goder

President / IMSA Mauritius

Thierry Goder

Thierry Goder is the CEO of Alentaris Recruitment Ltd, one of the leading recruitment agencies in the region. He studied Law and Human Resources and has also an engineering background. He has been involved in recruitment assignments for Government bodies, International NGO’S and private sector organisations in Mauritius and abroad. He has supported various Ministries and Government Agencies as a Facilitator on Interview Panels. He conducted various recruitment assignments for some Multinational companies and leading firms in Mauritius and in Africa at Senior Management level. Thierry is a certified user of the DDI Targeted Selection programme – a comprehensive competency based selection model. Thierry has also delivered Leadership Development Programme in Kenya, Interview Skills Workshop & Performance Management Systems (PMS) Training. Thierry has also conducted HR Consulting assignment.

Marianna Carbonari

Board Member / IMSA Italy

Marianna Carbonari

MBA at SDA Bocconi Milan. Marianna Carbonari has built up more than fifteen years of experience managing structured, complex executive search projects. She has carried out more than 400 searches to identify the best managerial profiles in the main industries of the Italian market. She has been involved in complex market research both nationally and internationally, as well as salary benchmarks and corporate governance projects. Before founding Value for Talent, she was a Senior Associate at Spencer Stuart Italy, where she worked for more than ten years, gaining an in-depth understanding of many industrial sectors and FMCP.

Mitch Berger

Board Member / IMSA USA

Mitchell Berger

Mitchell Berger is Chief Executive Officer of Howard-Sloan Search. Mitch is married, has 3 daughters. Joined the company in 1983 and assumed leadership in 1991. Under Mitch’s guidance, the organization has grown to become one of the leading global search firms. Mitch maintains a commitment to coaching people and to professionalism. His passion for coaching search consultants is matched by his enjoyment in having coached his daughters’ sports teams. Mitch holds a B.S. from Washington University in St. Louis.


Board Member / IMSA Spain


Jordi Berenguer

Graduated in Business Administration & MBA from ESADE Barcelona and HEC Paris (2003), Jordi has spent his whole career in FMCG industry, holding different marketing, trade and sales senior roles in leading companies like Unilever, Wrigley, Mars and Upfield. After nearly 20 years in the sector and an extensive professional network behind, he decides to switch his career to Executive Search, joining AdQualis in January 2022 as Corporate Sales and Marketing Director. Jordi provides a deep experience in management, which will be extremely valuable to face current and future challenges in the company.

IMSA Morocco, Achraf Iraqui

Board Member / IMSA Morocco

Achraf Iraqi

Achraf Iraqi is a Partner at Aston Associates. Since 2008, Achraf has successfully conducted many placements for senior and executive-level positions in North, West Africa and the Middle East. Achraf has started his career in Paris with Accenture, where he has participated and led a various projects within the Financial Services division, including a large scale of M&A projects and IT Transformation programs. Achraf holds a Master in Business & Finance from EDHEC Business School in Lille (2001).


Board Member / IMSA France

Thierry Baux

Thierry started his executive search journey in 2006, after several management experiences. He had worked as an HR consultant in a European firm, before returning to general management, sales, and marketing responsibilities at Sixt and then Air Canada. In 2005, his last leadership role at Expedia covered Southern Europe and the Middle East.

For 15 years in the function of HR and recruitment consultant, Thierry uses his experience with a conviction shared by his clients: “Beyond skills – The adequacy of personalities is the key to success in recruitment”. Benefiting from a very marked acuity on the Air Transport and Tourism Industry at the launch of B-Ressource, his approach quickly proved to be fruitful on various fields of activity such as Manufacturing Industries, E-Commerce, Paramedical or Construction.”

Thierry is a graduate of Paris School of Business (Master Grande Ecole) and INSEAD.


Board Member / IMSA Sweden


Petra Johnsson

Petra Johnsson has more than 15 years of experience in recruiting for senior leadership positions and specialists in both the private and public sectors. Petra Johnsson has graduated EMBA, Executive Master of Business Administration from EFL in Lund supplemented with behavioral science.

Petra is skilled in assessing the competence of managers and top-level executives, having solid experience in coaching and developing individuals’ abilities to think in new directions and bring executives and organizations to new levels.

In 2022, Petra founded FXL I Findexecutives Sweden, while for the last 15 years was a partner in another consultant company in the field of Executive Search and Leadership development.

Her focus is to recruit leaders who in turn create leaders who contribute to organizations that are more sustainable and have better profitability and which contribute to a better society.