About us

We offer services in recruitment, search and selection and career guidance. Our extensive experience and a large network enable us to assist companies, managers and owners with profitable business development and good change processes.

We assist companies and candidates throughout Norway and Scandinavia.

We focus on ensuring that companies and people succeed in making progress.

Kåre Ovesen

Kåre Ovesen is a certified recruiter through DNV-GL and works mainly with Executive Search and Recruitment, Management Support and Career Guidance. He holds an MBA in Strategic Management and has education in Economics and Marketing.

He has extensive management experience – including as director with responsibility for sales and operations in Alcatel, Nexans and Ahlsell. He has held several management positions within the transport industry.

Phone: +47 905 25 30 | kaare@wsgs.no

Bjarne Steinlein

Bjarne Steinlein has a background in Production and Logistics. He started his professional career as Purchasing Manager at T. Smedegård AS and then, chairman of Ventilationsforeningens Fællesindkøb at Moldow AS. Later Logistics Manager at HTH and CEO of HTH Norge AS. From 1986 he has held positions as CEO of Ward Howel International AS Norway and partner in World Search Group Scandinavia. He has extensive experience with Executive Search for some of Scandinavia’s largest companies.

Phone: +47 930 48 638 | bjarne@steinlein.dk

Bjarke Stephansen

A bit about – Bjarke – Partner at World Search Group, Owner at innomentor.
23 years of collaboration with owners, boards, executives, and functional managers on transforming companies for the next level of growth. +700 leaders and specialists engaged in advisory processes equate to unique skills and a knowledge reservoir that assists leaders in navigating confidently toward the execution of strategic goals.​

At World Search Group, Bjarke aids the company in identifying executive profiles capable of carrying out the desired leadership tasks and possessing the potential to grow as leaders in sync with the company’s progression. Bjarke assists with onboarding, ensuring the leader’s swift and successful engagement with the task and seamless integration with the company’s employees and culture.”​

Phone: +45 20 76 72 95| bjarke@innomentor.dk

Dr.Carsten Schwarting

Carsten Schwarting began his professional career as Consultant with McKinsey and then as a Manager with Daimler and became boardmember of Brose Fahrzeugteile. In 1996 he joined Egon Zehnder International and started his own Executive Search business in 2000. His professional focus is management assessment and human resources development. He joined World Search Group Scandinavia in 2012.​

Phone: +49 152 34 29 48 35 | cschwarting@arcor.de

Peter Mikael Høvik

Peter Mikael Høvik has over 25 years of leadership experience as an industrial executive across various industries. He have hold top leadership positions in renowned companies such as Alcatel, Bravida Norge AS, Sønnico AS (UMOE), MRC Global, Inrigo AS, Sealand, and SSG Norge. Notably, he has led business clusters in the oil and gas sector with a focus on innovation and supplier development, and has served as a mentor for companies needing to adapt to new markets and commercialize new technology. He holds a degree in strategy and management from NTNU, and has in recent years worked as a senior advisor for SpareBank 1 Regnskapshuset and waste management companies in strategy, organizational development, and commercialization. Through his international and extensive experience, Peter has built a significant and established network with strong relationships with clients, suppliers, and collaborators. He is based in Trondheim and Oslo, and assists clients with executive search, recruitment, leadership, and career guidance.​

Phone: +47 930 90 170 | peter@wsgs.no

Do you need our assistance?

Need assistance? We offer services in recruitment, search and selection, organizational development, onboarding, management support, restructuring, deployment, and leadership for hire. Our extensive leadership experience and network across various industries enable us to assist businesses, executives, and owners in achieving profitable business development, efficient change, and career guidance. We focus on ensuring that both companies and individuals succeed in moving forward. Clients will benefit from our values – curious, generous, and competent. As your preferred HR partner, we are ready to assist you!

​Find us in all of Scandinavia

​Together with World Search Group Scandinavia, our history in Norway and the rest of the Nordic countries goes all the way back to 1982.

You can find us in

  • Oslo
  • Trondheim
  • Gothenburg
  • Malmö
  • Copenhagen