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Season I "Interview with Sports Executives": Anrijs Brencans, Member of the European Handball Federation (EHF) Executive Board

These are series of short three-question interviews with experts in the sports industry conducted by Gautier Vasseur, Partner at Pedersen & Partners, to gain insights into strategic governance and human capital issues of sporting organisations.

Anrijs Brencans is a recognised expert in governance for sports both for government and private organizations; he has over 25 years of experience of chairing boards for industrial conglomerates, internet start-ups and sporting organisations across Europe.

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Pedersen & Partners expands its Life Sciences team in Germany by adding a new Client Partner - Pedersen and Partners Executive Search

November 6, 2018 – Munich, Germany – Pedersen & Partners, a leading international Executive Search firm with 57 wholly owned offices in 53 countries, has announced that Sandra Roels has joined as a new Client Partner in Germany.

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Pedersen & Partners opens office in Italy, names Bruno Pastore as Country Manager - Pedersen and Partners Executive Search

November 5th, 2018 – Milan, Italy – Pedersen & Partners, the leading international Executive Search firm, is proud to announce the opening of its first Italian office in Milan with Bruno Pastore as Country Manager.

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Pedersen & Partners annuncia l'apertura del suo ufficio in Italia e nomina Bruno Pastore Country Manager - Pedersen and Partners Executive Search

5 novembre 2018 - Milano, Italia - Pedersen & Partners, primaria società internazionale di Executive Search, è orgogliosa di annunciare l'apertura del proprio ufficio in Italia, con Bruno Pastore come Country Manager.

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Season I "Interview with Sports Executives": Amélie Ouéda-Castéra, President of Rénovons le Sport Français

These are series of short three-question interviews with experts in the sports industry conducted by Gautier Vasseur, Partner at Pedersen & Partners, to gain insights into strategic governance and human capital issues of sporting organisations.

We're pleased to start our first season with Amélie Ouéda-Castéra, President of the association Rénovons le Sport Français, which aims at improving governance methods in French sporting bodies. Amélie also heads the #Paris2024 Audit Committee organising the 2024 Summer Olympics, and seats on the Boards of Carrefour, Eurazeo and Plastic Omnium.

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Pedersen & Partners France nominated in 8 Executive Search industry categories by “Décideurs Magazine”

Paris, France – Décideurs Magazine issued by Leaders League, a media and rating agency for top executives, has released its 2018 annual “Compensation Systems and Recruitment Strategies” report for the Executive Search industry in France. Pedersen & Partners was rated as Excellent for international searches and nominated for its strong reputation and prominence in the following categories:

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We don’t try to think within the box, we want to be innovative, we are not afraid to try new things, for us it’s really about being nimble.
Riga, LatviaGina Heng, Co-Founder of Marvelstone Group. Interviewed by Evita Lune and Joanne Chng.   Marvelstone Group is a private investment group that develops and invests in growing businesses. It was founded by Joe Seunghyun Cho and Gina Heng and joined by managing partner, Joel Ko. One of the projects is LATTICE80 — the Global FinTech Hub kickstarted from Singapore and now expanding its network across many other cities. Gina is very passionate about women and financial empowerment, and is currently developing misskaya.com as a lifestyle and financial platform designed specifically for the modern women.  
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  • Riga
  • Latvia
  • Evita Lune
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Spanish Private Equity Breakfast - Pedersen and Partners Executive Search

Cheap money, high liquidity, a good economic cycle and strong competition: these talking points were identified during the Private Equity Breakfast in Barcelona co-hosted this October by the international law firm CMS and global Executive Search firm Pedersen & Partners, in which representatives from well-known Spanish private equity and venture capital firms discussed how to deal with current conditions while preparing for possible future economic downturns. Panellists discussed the economic cycle, deal generation and exit strategies in a lively and agile atmosphere.  

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  • Alvaro Arias
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Executive Survey Czech Republic - Pedersen and Partners Executive Search

Pedersen & Partners, the leading international executive search firm surveyed CEOs, CIO/CTOs and HR Directors of the Czech-based companies during the first six months of 2018 to gauge insights on current trends, and how the changing needs and structure of their businesses affect their role.

The answers in the surveys are taken directly from some of the interviewees and are intended to reflect similar answers from other interviewees. The surveys weren’t scientific, and we did not segment the market by sector or size of company/organization, instead we interviewed executives from a range of company sizes and sectors.

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Global Digital Economy Partner Evita Lune was part of the jury at the business opportunity conference “ICEBREAKERS'18” - Pedersen and Partners Executive Search

October 8, 2018 – Riga, Latvia. The event gathered over 200 participants ranging from students interested in startups and entrepreneurship journey, to startups, to business decision makers and enthusiasts.

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  • Evita Lune
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Armelle Boulon joins Pedersen and Partners, Client Partner - Pedersen and Partners Executive Search

September 10, 2018 – Paris, France – Pedersen & Partners, a leading international Executive Search firm with 56 wholly owned offices in 52 countries appoints Armelle Boulon Client Partner in Paris, France.

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Global Executive Search firm Pedersen & Partners opens office in Kuala Lumpur and appoints Peter Lisney as Country Manager

September 3rd, 2018 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Pedersen & Partners, the leading international Executive Search firm, continues to expand in the APAC region by establishing a new office in Kuala Lumpur with Peter Lisney as Country Manager for Malaysia.

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Walk the talk: align values, culture and purpose to attract and retain A-players - Pedersen and Partners Executive Search
Tallinn, Estonia – The labour market in the Baltics is currently very active. The economy is growing, and companies are expanding or consolidating—leading to the creation of new structures, roles and responsibility areas. The FMCG sector is characterised—both in the Baltics and globally—by:   • Increasing pursuit of innovation— by adopting new strategies across various divisions and channels, and also by boosting reputation to attract top talent to the management teams. • Searching for partnerships with players in different geographies, as well as developing specialized products to open new markets, reach new consumers and drive sales. • Implementation of technology to drive efficiency in all sectors, from production to customer experience and engagement.
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Hans Havel - Pedersen and Partners Executive Search

July 16, 2018 – Vienna, Austria – Pedersen & Partners, a leading international Executive Search firm with 56 wholly owned offices in 52 countries, is pleased to announce that Hans Havel has joined its Vienna team as a Principal.

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Puneet Bhatia - Pedersen and Partners Executive Search

June, 2018 – India – Pedersen & Partners, a leading international Executive Search firm with 56 wholly owned offices in 52 countries, is pleased to announce that Puneet Bhatia has joined the firm as a Client Partner heading the Digital Practice in India.

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Pedersen & Partners launches Board Services Practice Group and appoints Alberto Bocchieri as Practice Head

12 June, 2018 – Madrid/Dubai – Pedersen & Partners, a leading international Executive Search firm with 56 wholly owned offices in 52 countries, is pleased to announce that it has launched a global Board Services Practice Group to serve the needs of companies worldwide, in order to achieve effective and well-composed governing bodies for its clients as a key factor to ensure sustainable growth. Alberto Bocchieri, Partner, Co-Head of Iberia & Latin America, based in Madrid, became the Head of the new Practice Group.  

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Pedersen & Partners lanza la Práctica Global de Consejos de Administración y nombra Alberto Bocchieri como socio responsable

12 de Junio 2018 – Madrid/Dubai – Pedersen & Partners, firma internacional líder en Executive Search con 56 oficinas propias y presente en 52 países, ha anunciado el lanzamiento de la Práctica Global de Servicios para los Consejos de Administración a nivel mundial. Este nuevo servicio se lanza con el propósito de acompañar a las empresas en el reto global de conformar órganos de administración eficaces, con una composición diversa y las competencias necesarias para garantizar un crecimiento sostenible. Alberto Bocchieri, Partner y Co-Head de Pedersen & Partners para Iberia y Latinoamérica, ha sido nombrado como responsable de la nueva Práctica. Bocchieri compatibilizará este cargo con su actual responsabilidad de Socio Co-Director de Pedersen & Partners para Iberia y Latinoamérica, basado en Madrid.

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Pedersen & Partners further strengthens its Asia Pacific team, adds Sean Neo as Client Partner

June 4, 2018 – Hong Kong – Pedersen & Partners, a leading international Executive Search firm with 56 wholly owned offices in 52 countries, is pleased to announce that Sean Neo has joined its Asia Pacific team as a Client Partner covering the APAC region.

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  • Hong Kong
  • APAC
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Pedersen & Partners strengthens its automotive expertise in India

May 17, 2018 – India – Pedersen & Partners, a leading international Executive Search firm with 56 wholly owned offices in 52 countries, is pleased to announce that Daanish Iqbal has joined the firm as a Principal heading the Automotive Practice in India.

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Talent and Technology: one future, different realities
Lisbon, Portugal - Pedersen & Partners team in Portugal held Breakfast Talent and Technology in Lisbon office. Margarita Hernandez, Country Manager for Portugal, Carla Gouveia, Client Partner and Puri Paniagua, Client Partner joined 10 HR Directors for breakfast to talk about Talent and Technology.
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Vom Business in schwarzen Roben

Am Mittwochabend netzwerkten Personalchefs wieder bei der HR-Lounge. Gastgeber war diesmal Baker McKenzie.

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  • Josef Buttinger
  • Human Resources
  • HR
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Global venture capital boom translates into new career opportunities for Life Sciences professionals in Europe

Venture capital (VC) is now a $155 billion annual industry worldwide, and over 10% of that worldwide VC funding is invested in Life Sciences. Biotech and pharmaceuticals in particular have seen massive increases, reaching a total of $16.6 billion in 2017. MedTech is rapidly catching up.

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  • Life Science
  • Venture Capital
  • Europe
  • Lydia van der Meulen
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For me happiness is not in buying new things, but in contributing

Riga, Latvia – Evita Lune, Partner for Global Digital Economy at Pedersen & Partners interviewed Meeri Rebane, Co-Founder and CEO of INZMO. INZMO Ltd is an insurtech start-up established in September 2015 in Germany by the Estonian founders Meeri Rebane and Risto Klausen. The company focuses on providing an end-to-end innovative technological solutions to insurers, corporate partners and end customers to improve sales, customer relationships, claims handling and risk management. In 2016, the company received a boost in San Francisco from the largest start-up investor in the world — 500Startups. In May 2017, INZMO was named the best fintech company in Europe by the StartUp Europe Awards run by the European Commission. In December 2017, Helvetia Venture Fund — a Swiss insurer, has acquired a holding in INZMO and has invested a single-digit million amount in INZMO.

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  • Startup
  • technology
  • Women In Tech
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Riga
  • Latvia
  • Evita Lune
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Technology should serve us, and not the other way around
Riga, Latvia – Anete has more than six years experience in the multimedia design industry in the USA and Europe. As the Art Director at Accenture, Anete makes sure that the Latvia Accenture brand style guidelines are being followed, and takes part in the development of Digital design specialty. One of her tasks is also quality assurance for some of the client projects. In addition to Bachelor’s degree in Business and Economics from University of Latvia, Anete has graduated from Nordic Multimedia Academy in Denmark as a Multimedia Designer, and has completed an exchange program at Palo Alto College (USA) in graphic design. Anete has lived in seven countries, climbed Everest base camp, helped Greenpeace in Australia to protect wales against Japanese hunters, and much more.. Evita Lune, Partner at Pedersen & Partners leading Global Digital Economy practice interviewed Anete for Riga Tech Girls.
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Владимир Коломоец об управлении бизнесом и грамотном подборе высшего менеджмента, Leadership Journey - Pedersen and Partners Executive Search

Киев, Украина – Вы часто встречали компании с полным набором топов — с коммерческим, финансовым и исполнительным директором? Чтобы на каждый поток по бизнес-лидеру. Собственнику остается только лишь отслеживать, как меняется прибыль его компании, цвет напитка в бокале и высота океанской волны за окном.

Но, в большинстве случаев, все это лишь верхушка айсберга, а в его основании ничего не меняется. Владелец приглашает высший менеджмент, как экспертов по управлению, но, на самом деле, всеми, даже самыми незначительными движениями компании, управляет он сам. Лично.

Почему так происходит и к чему это приводит Leadership Journey узнал у Владимира Коломойца, руководителя украинского офиса компании Pedersen&Partners.

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  • Kiev
  • Ukraine
  • Vladimir Kolomoets
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Successfully implementing gender diversity programs in Kazakhstan and beyond

Whether establishing or expanding their operations in Kazakhstan, many multinationals are asking us how to build a sustainable, gender-diversified corporate structure in an environment long associated with Central Asian patriarchal traditions. This is particularly true where leadership roles and front office roles are concerned. Our colleagues in Kazakhstan, Zaure Tynbayeva, Country Manager for Kazakhstan and Larissa Sklyarenko, Consultant provide more details on the issue, with input from Julie Desloges, Pedersen & Partners Consultant in Moscow, and Ekaterina Kharitonskaya, Pedersen & Partners Consultant in Kiev, on similar issues in Russia and Ukraine respectively.

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  • Kazakhstan
  • Russia
  • Ukraine
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In order to be a successful leader in technology, you have to treat it like fashion

Riga, Latvia – Established in February 1998, scanservice a.s. is the largest document digitization company in the Czech Republic. Since its establishment, scanservice has been the leader in providing document processing services through outsourcing, as well as designing customized document management solutions for leading Czech and international companies, including state and local governments. scanservice has been listed in the prestigious “Czech Top 100” business index since 2003, taking 30th place in 2015.

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Artificial intelligence may be the future, but it cannot replace human creativity, Riga TechGirls - Pedersen and Partners Executive Search

Riga, Latvia – Iveta Bruvele is the CEO and founder of Wandoo Finance Group — a Riga-based FinTech start-up focusing on consumer lending with operations spanning five markets. With more than eleven years of experience in a range of financial services companies and an educational background in IT Iveta is set to take on the big names in the lending industry.

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  • Latvia
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Лола Трапш о рынке Executive Search в Беларуси, Kyky.org - Pedersen and Partners Executive Search

Минск, Беларусь – Руководитель беларуского офиса компании (всего их в мире 56) по подбору управленцев Pedersen & Partners, Лола Трапш рассказывает Kyky, как хантят и увольняют топов, что придет на смену показательному трудоголизму в соцсетях и почему «отсыпной» на работе – это способ просто пожалеть себя.

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  • Belarus
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Lola Trapsh, Country Manager for Belarus gave an interview to Kyky.org - Pedersen and Partners Executive Search

Minsk, Belarus – Lola Trapsh, Country Manager for Belarus gave an earnest interview to Kyky.org, a Belorussian online magazine with unconventional opinions on business and hot topics covering Minsk and Belarus.

The interview was in Russian, and below you will find a short excerpt translated in English. 

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  • Belarus
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Recruitment in Africa: an overview - Pedersen and Partners Executive Search

Johannesburg, South Africa – The continent of Africa is huge and diverse, home to over 1.2 billion people in 54 countries. Africa is rapidly expanding in terms of economic growth, infrastructural development, education, population, social mobility, and overall regional stability.

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  • South Africa
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Choosing the right time to leave a company - Pedersen and Partners Executive Search

Warsaw, Poland – “How long should I work at one company?” This is a question that l hear a lot. It’s likely that you have already asked yourself this question – and chances are you’re still at a loss.

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  • Poland
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How to build a sustainable talent pool for Consumer Goods companies - Pedersen and Partners Executive Search

Tallinn, Estonia – Talent is a hot topic – at the national level, in business ventures from global corporations to start-ups, and everywhere else, it seems. Everybody knows that "talent" is important for their own business or country, and feels obliged to mention it frequently. But what is actually behind these words? Does your organisation have a clear talent strategy and an action plan, and has it defined what exactly it wants to achieve? Most importantly, does the strategy exist only on paper, or is there clear follow-up on progress and measured outcomes?

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  • Estonia
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Digital transformation, innovation, and culture - Pedersen and Partners Executive Search

The “digital” buzzword is to today's business world what “internet” was in the 1990s. And "digital transformation" covers a wide range of new (but different) technologies now in the same way that "the internet" once did, encompassing innovations such as big data analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, natural language processing, and robotic process re-engineering. Yet it is a deceptive half-truth to assume that the deployment of bleeding-edge technology is all that is needed for digital success.

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  • Istanbul
  • Turkey
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Quo vadis, nuclear energy? - Pedersen and Partners Executive Search

Houston, USA – When nuclear fission was first discovered, many people imagined that the energy released from splitting atoms could provide a never-ending source of cheap energy powering a utopian society of flying cars and ubiquitous robots. More than half a century later, nuclear energy is as scorned and unpopular as “dirty” fossil fuels.

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  • Houston
  • USA
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The C-levels of digital transformation: the roles of the CIO, CTO, and CDO - Pedersen and Partners Executive Search

Bogotá, Colombia – “We tend to overestimate the impact of technology in the short term and underestimate it in the long run” – Amara Law –

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  • Colombia
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Los C’s de la Transformación Digital:  El role del CIO, CTO, CDO - Pedersen and Partners Executive Search

Bogotá, Colombia “Tendemos a sobreestimar el impacto de la tecnología en el corto plazo y subestimarlo en el largo plazo” – Ley de Amara –

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  • Colombia
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Sustainable ventures in Peru – opportunities for highly trained talent	 - Pedersen and Partners Executive Search

Lima, Peru – With more than two decades of uninterrupted economic growth and single-digit inflation, the Peruvian economy provides a sharp contrast to those of other LATAM countries. The Central Reserve Bank (BCR) has projected that Peru will continue to lead the economic growth in the region for 2017 [1].

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  • Lima
  • Peru
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2017 Mining Outlook & Survey Results - Pedersen and Partners Executive Search

Toronto, Canada – What’s shaping the future of the mining industry? What are the large producers, the mid tiers, and the junior players doing to surmount social, environmental, regulatory, and economic hurdles? What are the executive challenges for 2017?

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  • Toronto
  • Canada
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Restructuring in the consumer goods sector: tailoring teams to Baltic markets - Pedersen and Partners Executive Search

Tallinn, Estonia – Global Fast-Moving Consumer Goods companies need to have strategic presence in every country – or to be more precise, the physical availability of their best-known brands in stores (numeric and weighted distribution as key KPIs) is crucial. Although e-commerce in consumer goods is constantly developing, and represents a priority for corporate management teams across the globe, physical stores will remain important for the foreseeable future, and so consumer goods companies will need to be represented there in one way or another. 

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  • Tallinn
  • Estonia
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