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In a recent Bannerflow survey[1], 90% of brand clients are confident about taking the step to go in-house. Brand owners are reaping the benefits of ditching marketing agencies and moving more and more of their digital operations in-house, with nearly three-fifths (58%) of the surveyed client marketers witnessing a positive return on investment from the switch, including enhanced use of data, greater collaboration, improved efficiency, and boosts to creativity. Of the client marketers who observed an increase in…
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  • Cost-saving
  • Agility
  • Brand
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  • APAC
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  • Retail
  • Consumer
  • Kristian Pedersen
  • Jean-Michel Wu
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7 August 2020 – Pedersen & Partners, a leading international Executive Search firm with 54 wholly owned offices in 50 countries, is pleased to announce that it has launched its Global Business Services Practice Group to serve companies worldwide. Paul Inman, a seasoned Executive Search and Shared Services professional has been appointed as the Head of the new Practice Group.
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Perhaps the most significant of all recent developments in retail is the growth and progress of e-commerce. According to a joint study by Dubai Economy and Visa [1], the UAE is currently the most advanced e-commerce market in the Middle East and North Africa, revealing an estimated annual growth of 23% between 2018 and 2022. While customers continue to enjoy the ‘destination shopping’ aspect of visiting a physical store, COVID-19 has encouraged many people to try e-commerce for the first time. This jump in online…
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  • e-commerce
  • online shopping
  • Investments
  • technology
  • virtual
  • Retail
  • post-COVID
  • Middle East
  • MENA
  • UAE
  • Dubai
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Rebecca Boudreaux, Ph.D., President Oberon Fuels. Trained as a chemist, Rebecca is an entrepreneurial technology executive with a unique blend of technical skills and business development expertise. She has served on the management team or Board of Directors of various startup companies in the clean tech, life sciences, high tech, and non-profit sectors. Presently, she is President and Director of Oberon Fuels, a California-based company making DME (dimethyl ether) as pathway to zero-emission mobility and carbon…
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  • Chris Barrett
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The Digital Transformation journey requires the repositioning of IT in the organisation. For Digital Transformation to succeed, IT must evolve from a cost centre to an integral part of the value chain towards the customer. Many asset-heavy companies transform into “technology” companies, in which data comes to substitute for many of the assets previously listed on the balance sheet, drives customer experience and allows the creation of new business models. As a result, many formerly outsourced or “bought” IT…
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  • Peter D'Autry
  • Kristian Pedersen
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Clients and candidates in our Life Sciences & Healthcare practice are seeing the recent pandemic as a turning point in Telehealth, Health Technology and MedTech. Physicians, consumers and regulators are increasingly using connected or fully-digital technologies, with some describing it as a major revolution. After 20 centuries of medicine in which doctors invariably met patients in person – the same room at the same time – the use of telemedicine is a real paradigm shift.
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A successful digital transformation requires the repositioning of IT in the organisation; IT must evolve from a cost centre into an integral part of the value chain. Many asset-heavy companies transform into “technology” companies, where data replaces many of the assets previously listed on the balance sheet, drives customer experience and allows the creation of new business models. As a result, many formerly outsourced or “bought-in” IT functions and solutions are brought in-house.  In this series, we talk to IT…
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  • the Netherlands
  • Peter D'Autry
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  You only see it when you understand it. 
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Almost three months after Portugal went into lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Pedersen & Partners carried out a survey of Human Resources Directors about how their companies have managed during the crisis: the challenges, the critical areas, and the skills needed to maintain day-to-day business in an unprecedented situation.
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As the coronavirus pandemic starts to level off and the world prepares to return to the new normal, China’s pharmaceutical industry, including Biopharmaceuticals, Vaccines, Biotech, and Generics is becoming one of the most dynamic sectors in the global economy. The combination of favourable regulatory conditions, a huge population underserved by traditional western medicine, and a burgeoning economy have led to massive investment.
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  • China
  • Beryl Chu
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January 10, 2020 – Madrid,  Spain – Pedersen & Partners, a leading international Executive Search firm with 54 wholly owned offices in 50 countries, is pleased to announce that Partner Alvaro Arias Echeverria has been appointed Global Head of the Private Equity Practice Group.
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January 8, 2020 – Amsterdam,  Netherlands – Pedersen & Partners, a leading international Executive Search firm with 54 wholly owned offices in 50 countries, is pleased to announce that Client Partner Lydia van der Meulen has been promoted to Head of the Life Sciences & Healthcare Practice Group.
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  • Europe
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  • Amsterdam
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Prague, Czech Republic – The Pedersen & Partners Prague team welcomed HR directors and talent management experts from leading Czech businesses to a Recruiting for Agility event. Participants included executives from the financial services and payment solutions industries, who gathered to discuss and highlight the strategies and tactics aimed at recruiting agile leaders who drive corporate performance.
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  • Prague
  • Czech Republic
  • Monika Kubickova
  • Petra Grabmayer
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November 4, 2019 – Singapore – Pedersen & Partners, a leading international Executive Search firm with 57 wholly owned offices in 53 countries, has appointed Ian Robertson as a Client Partner within the Southeast Asia Industrial Practice Group.
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  • Southeast Asia
  • Industrial
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • HR
  • Human Resources
  • IT
  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Engineering
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  • Supply Chain
  • Professional Services
  • Energy
  • Media
  • Singapore
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What are the recent developments and trends in the German M&A market – including deal flow, valuations, funding, availability of credit for leverage financing, exit routes and co-investments? What are the high opportunity sectors and market segments? What are the strategies for value creation and portfolio management?
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  • Frankfurt
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  • Guido Bormann
  • Andreas Weik
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What are the recent developments and trends in the Spanish M&A market – including deal flow, valuations, funding, availability of credit for leverage financing, exit routes and co-investments? What are the high opportunity sectors and market segments? What are the value creation and portfolio management strategies? How can CEOs be more creative and add value?
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September 27, 2019 – Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Pedersen & Partners’ Amsterdam team and Law Firm Lexence welcomed Dutch and international CEOs, decision makers, and business & HR executives responsible for diversity, transformation, and strategy to an event designed to discuss, debate, and highlight inter-cultural awareness required to build relationships with customers, employees, and external stakeholders ac
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  • Strategy
  • Law
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Moscow, Russia
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  • German Chamber of Commerce
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  • Russia
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September 20, 2019 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Pedersen & Partners, a leading international Executive Search firm with 57 wholly owned offices in 53 countries has added Jenny Wong as a Client Partner in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Malaysia
  • technology
  • Telecommunication
  • financial services
  • Professional Services
  • Property
  • Oil
  • Gas
  • Manufacturing
  • FMCG
  • Retail
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Paris, France – Following the “India Connect” event organised by Pedersen & Partners Executive Search on September 5, 2019, we bring you the key insights from the business breakfast event.
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  • India
  • France
  • India Connect
  • breakfast event
  • Infrastructure Development
  • Consumer Goods
  • Pharma
  • Transport
  • Logistics
  • Energy
  • Renewable Energy
  • Waste Management
  • Water Sanitation.
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Riga, Latvia – Yesika Aguilera, Tespack Co-founder & CMO gave interview to Ieva Riekstina, Consultant at Pedersen & Partners in Latvia at the Digital Freedom Festival.   Yesika was recognised by Forbes 30 Under 30 twice, named a “Tech & Energy” industry disruptor, and one of the Top 200 Leaders of Tomorrow Globally. Participated in the St. Gallen Symposium, debating with prime ministers, top entrepreneurs and higher education (HE) leaders on how…
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  • Ieva Riekstina
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The HR-Lounge established in 2008, is the largest network of HR-Managers in Austria with 267 members. Over the past ten years 50 Club meetings took place in Upper Austria and 30 - in Vienna. The first anniversary was celebrated with nearly 200 Human Resources Managers in a festive gala in Linz. Sparkasse Upper Austria hosted this great evening.
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  • Josef Buttinger
  • Human Resources
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At middle and top levels annual growth reached 13%, with chief accountants salary growth is as high as 20-24%.
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  • Irena Bushandrova
  • Bulgaria
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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 sports organisations. Anna Hellman has been working in international sports for twenty years. After having managed SportAccord Convention, she is now Director of ThinkSport, a network based in Lausanne which connects sports-related expertise from different sectors, including sports…
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  • Sport
  • Switzerland
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The most recent meeting of the HR Lounge - a network for HR Managers only founded by Josef Buttinger, Country Manager for Austria at Pedersen & Partners - was dedicated to the topic of catering at workplace. Eurest - a company that offers dining services for companies, will open Austria's largest restaurant in the new Bank Austria Campus in Vienna at the end of November. "Studies show that fresh food increases employee satisfaction," commented Sabine Riedel, HR Director at Eurest. Over 50 HR Directors from…
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  • Josef Buttinger
  • Human Resources
  • HR
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56 wholly owned offices  opened since 2001 - Poul Pedersen and Evita Lune talk to the Latvian magazine Klubs about the focus, drive and professional team that lead to the creation of Pedersen & Partners - a  leading international Executive Search company.
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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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  • Olympics
  • Sports
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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…
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  • Insights
  • Olympics
  • Sports
  • Paris
  • France
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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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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…
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  • Startup
  • technology
  • Women In Tech
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Riga
  • Latvia
  • Evita Lune
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The word “quarantine” is derived from the Italian word quarantena, the 40-day isolation period demanded during the Middle Ages before a ship was permitted to enter port, in order  to protect the port city from disease. Humans are social animals, and as we endure our 40 days of self-isolation and lockdown across the globe, we are starting to feel stressed and to long for some short to mid-term perspectives.
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  • Lydia van der Meulen
  • Sandra Roels
  • the Netherlands
  • Amsterdam
  • Europe
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Riga, Latvia - Evita Lune, Partner at Pedersen & Partners, interviewed Anastasija Oleinika, Chief Executive Officer, TWINO Group, for Riga TechGirls. Anastasija is the CEO of the TWINO Group, a Latvian FinTech which focuses on p2p lending. TWINO investors come from all over Europe, and it offers loans to borrowers in Latvia, Poland, Kazakhstan, Vietnam, and Russia. TWINO employs over 400 people, with 70 working at the HQ in Riga, and has issued more than EUR…
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Riga, Latvia - Evita Lune, Partner at Pedersen & Partners, interviewed Susanne Hannestad, CEO of Fintech Mundi, for RigaTechGirls.
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  • Latvia
  • Tech
  • FinTech
  • Startups
  • financial services
  • Evita Lune
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Oslo, Norway – Pedersen & Partners Executive Search and Simonsen Vogt Wiig, a leading commercial law firm, co-hosted the Global Opportunities in FinTech event in Oslo at the end of August. The event was specifically designed for Norwegian FinTechs, and offered insights on FinTech global capital market activities, regulatory aspects to consider, commercialization and scaling required to succeed globally in FinTech. Among the key speakers were:  
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  • Oslo
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Sofia, Bulgaria – In late June, the Pedersen & Partners Sofia team were delighted to host their annual local “Business Meets Culture” initiative – bringing Sofia business executives and the Bulgarian intellectual and artistic elite together, and aiming to enhance cooperation and exchange between them. This year, the leading roles were taken by the celebrated Bulgarian stage and screen stars Ivan Barnev and Margita Gosheva. The event was held in the conference hall of the COSMOS Co-working Camp…
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  • Bulgaria
  • Sofia
  • Irena Bushandrova
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This series consists of short three-question interviews conducted by Gautier Vasseur, Partner at Pedersen & Partners, with experts in the sports industry, to gain insights into the strategic governance and human capital challenges faced by sports organisations.
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  • FIBA
  • Sport
  • Switzerland
  • Gautier Vasseur
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Tallinn, Estonia – Kairi Raudmets the Country Manager for Estonia at Pedersen & Partners, on the Quality Management in business processes.
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  • Tallinn
  • Estonia
  • Consumer Goods
  • Quality Management
  • Kairi Raudmets
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Although the financial services sector is seeing a dramatic global shift to a fintech-based model, this situation is particularly pronounced in the Asia Pacific region, where only around one quarter of the population uses traditional banking and financial services. Accordingly, the rise of phenomena such as mobile banking services, online insurance sales and microlending represents not so much a market shift as the emergence of an entirely new market.  This new market is very large – potentially consisting of over…
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  • Asia Pasific
  • APAC
  • financial services
  • Joanne Chng
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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.
  • In the media
  • Insights
  • Olympics
  • Sports
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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…
  • In the media
  • Insights
  • Olympics
  • Sports
  • Paris
  • France