Pedersen & Partners appoints Sara Shirzad as Country Manager for Iran


Tehran, Iran – Sara Shirzad joins the Tehran office of the executive search firm Pedersen & Partners as Country Manager for Iran. In her new role Shirzad will be responsible for client relationship management and execution of senior level recruitment assignments.

Sara Shirzad has rich experience in consulting, training, assessment and recruitment having worked for ten years within the Atieh Group. Most recently she was the Managing Director of a leading Iranian recruitment and HR training firm in Tehran. In the course of her career Shirzad has conducted numerous HR and recruitment projects for large international and national firms in Iran.

“Sara brings a wealth of experience and relationships in the Iranian market, successful track record of recruitment projects, and has a solid reputation of excellent consultant among clients. I believe she will be a strong contribution to our regional team and will continue strengthening further our market position and tradition of providing high quality executive search service,” comments Ilham Hajiyev, Principal in charge of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Iran at Pedersen & Partners.

Sara obtained a BA in Business Management from Tehran Azad University and MA in Human Resource Management from University of Bolton, UK. She is a member of the British Psychological Society. 

Pedersen & Partners is a leading international executive search firm. We operate 44 wholly owned offices in 41 countries: Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, FYROM, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Mongolia, Nigeria, Poland, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and Uzbekistan. Our values Trust - Relationship - Professionalism apply to our interaction with clients as well as executives.

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