Pedersen & Partners Announces the Addition of Two Principals to its Baltic Team


January 13th, 2015 – Riga/Tallinn – Pedersen & Partners, a leading international Executive Search firm with 53 wholly owned offices in 50 countries, is pleased to announce the addition of Pasi Harttunen to the Estonian team and Kaspars Kauliņš to the Latvian team, both joining as Principals.

Mr. Harttunen has built his career in the leadership and recruitment services sector since 2004. During that period, he held key roles including Managing Director and Chairman of the Board within well-known consultancy firms in Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Before that, he developed a strong background in Financial Services with Sampo Group, most notably as the Regional Vice President with Sampo-Leonia (Finland) and the Development Director & Board Member with If P&C Insurance Company in Estonia. Additionally, Mr. Harttunen is the Chairman of the Board at the Finnish-Lithuanian Chamber of Commerce in Vilnius.

Mr. Kauliņš brings over 20 years of solid expertise in executive search, HR and strategic business consulting. During his career, Mr. Kauliņš has held various senior positions within the Consumer Products (FMCG), Financial Services, Professional Advisory, and the IT & Telecommunications industries, notably, as Managing Director & Chairman of the Supervisory Board with Fontes a regionaly focused executive search firm based in Latvia. He has also held senior HR positions with Hansabank, Swedbank Group, and SPI Group.

“The addition of Pasi and Kaspars is an important step in our ongoing efforts to expand our already strong presence in the Baltics. They are both experienced professionals with a solid track record of results within the region. Pasi brings strong relationship management skills, thoughtful strategic insights, and profound knowledge of the Financial Services and Management Consultancy, while Kaspars has proven results as the Managing Director & Chairman with a well known regional executive search firm and has worked across various sectors that are highly developed in the Baltics. Both represent added value to our clients and I am confident they will contribute to the high standards we provide to our clients,” says Evita Lune, Partner & Country Manager for Latvia.

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