Pedersen & Partners continues its strong growth in South Africa


January 14th, 2013 - Johannesburg, South Africa - Pedersen & Partners, a leading executive search firm is pleased to announce the addition of Young Hardy as Principal, based in Johannesburg.

“The continued growth of our South African team and the level of local expertise our new, senior team members bring into Pedersen & Partners confirm our commitment to South Africa.  Young is an experienced executive search professional that will certainly add value to our clients in the region” comments Amien Nanabhay, Country Manager for South Africa.

Mr. Hardy is an enthusiastic professional who brings a strong knowledge of local market trends and talents’ pool in South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa across diverse economic and industrial sectors spanning more than 18 years. Prior to joining Pedersen & Partners, Mr. Hardy has worked as the Managing Partner for Baobab Human Capital Corporation, an executive search and human capital advisory firm, which he founded in 2002. Mr. Hardy comments: “After managing my own executive search firm for many years, I am pleased and proud to have joined a large, successful and international executive search firm like Pedersen & Partners. My clients will benefit from Pedersen & Partners professional expertise and proven ability to help its clients grow in emerging markets”.

Poul Pedersen, Founder & Managing Partner at Pedersen & Partners added: “We have made it clear that South Africa and the African region is a strong priority for Pedersen & Partners.  Out of our wholly owned offices in Johannesburg, Lagos, Nairobi and Cairo we provide clients with an outstanding coverage of Africa. Young is a seasoned executive search consultant and entrepreneur, who will help Pedersen & Partners clients’ to strengthen their African leadership teams. We are privileged to have him as part of the Pedersen & Partners team”.

The Johannesburg office address:

Unit B, 1st Floor, Building D
11 Crescent Drive, Melrose Arch
Johannesburg, South Africa
T +27 11 328 1602
F +27 86 686 7134

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