Andrew Thomson joins Pedersen & Partners’ Global Industrial Practice as Client Partner

September 1, 2021 – London, UK – Pedersen & Partners, a leading international Executive Search firm with 54 wholly owned offices in 50 countries, welcomes Andrew Thomson as a Client Partner in its Global Industrial Practice.

Andrew Thomson’s 25-year extensive international career has covered Consulting, Human Capital management advisory, and Executive Search; he brings significant cross-border and cultural expertise gained in both developed and high growth/emerging markets. Mr. Thomson mainly focuses on the Automotive sector and ‘New Mobility’, Renewables, IoT and Digital/Tech convergence, but he also has a solid background in Professional Services, C-suite leadership, and talent attraction, as well as Board services, talent and business strategy alignment, strategic revenue growth, and business development. Prior to joining Pedersen & Partners, Mr. Thomson held senior leadership roles in top global Executive Search firms, serving a broad range of clients within the Supplier, OEM, and Retail segments of the Automotive value chain. Moreover, he has undertaken projects for a wide variety of other general industrial and manufacturing players, in fields such as Hydrogen and Solar Energy, Consumer Electronics, and Robotics. Mr. Thomson has completed high level searches in General Management, Finance, Operations, Engineering, and Sales & Marketing functions, working closely with Boards and Executive Team members. His earlier career included 5 years with Touche Ross Management Consulting (now Deloitte), and 18 years with KPMG, where he finished his career 'double-hatting' roles as Deputy COO for the Asia Pacific Region, and Head of Automotive for both China and Asia. Prior to his UK relocation, Andrew spent 17 years working in China and Hong Kong, and also lived in Russia, Singapore, and Bangkok.

Mark Paviour

“We are thrilled to welcome Andrew to our growing UK and global team. Andrew brings a solid track record and understanding of what it takes to operate and deliver in high-profile and demanding environments; he has built a reputation over many years as a trusted advisor and business partner to leaders across industries and markets, and he brings an in-depth understanding of Greater China and Asia Pacific more broadly. His understanding of what it takes to lead in such environments, how to build an effective team to deliver results and the challenges of building a robust talent pipeline can help our clients, both here in the UK and internationally, to address their long-term leadership and succession challenges. Equally, Andrew is well-positioned to advise and support clients in aligning their talent strategies with business strategies, to drive change and growth,” said Mark Paviour, Country Manager for the United Kingdom at Pedersen & Partners.

Andrew Thomson

“I am delighted to be part of the Pedersen & Partners global team, and I look forward to leveraging the firm’s extensive global footprint, and the industry and domain expertise which allow us to attract the most talented leaders in every conceivable sector. The firm is fully equipped to support organisations as they implement leadership building strategies and processes to address pivotal business issues, create organisational efficiencies and build top-class teams across emerging and developed markets,” added Andrew Thomson, Client Partner at Pedersen & Partners.


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