Global Executive Search firm Pedersen & Partners celebrates its 20th anniversary

January 29, 2021Pedersen & Partners, a leading international Executive Search firm with 54 wholly owned offices in 50 countries, is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2021. The firm was founded in Prague and Warsaw in January 2001, and has achieved unprecedented growth by providing world-class Executive Search services to its clients.

Over the course of two decades, Pedersen & Partners has continued to grow as a highly collaborative, values-driven and dynamic firm. On this landmark anniversary, Pedersen & Partners is proud to restate its commitment to its founding values: Trust, Relationship and Professionalism. These three pillars have facilitated the firm’s rise: from the early days of two offices and a vision, to today’s extensive footprint with over 350 Executive Search professionals providing on-the-ground presence across five continents.

Poul Pedersen

“Back in 2001, just over a decade after the fall of communism in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), there was an opportunity in the market. Multinationals wanted an executive search firm with wholly owned offices across CEE, rather than dealing with network organisations or search firms trying to cover CEE from Western Europe. The clients wanted one account manager who could work with them across CEE, and at the same time, on-the-ground consultants who know the local market. By 2007, Pedersen & Partners had become the leading executive search firm in CEE, and we started to replicate that vision across other regions of the world,” stated Poul Pedersen, Founder and Executive Chairman.

Gary Williams

“Pedersen & Partners’ highly collaborative culture and shared values have supported our growth during the past 20 years. These founding values are ingrained in our global strategy as we anticipate the next twenty years. In early 2020, we launched our revamped Global Practice Groups to provide our clients with Industry and Domain expertise, coupled with our deep geographic experience in growth markets, to drive holistic value to our clients through our approach of ‘Best Team Forward’. We greatly appreciate the partnership and support of our clients over the years and look forward to the next 20 years,” added Gary Williams, CEO.

In celebration of the firm’s 20th anniversary, Pedersen & Partners has created a timeline featuring key benchmarks for the firm’s transformation.

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Pedersen & Partners is a leading international Executive Search firm. We operate 54 wholly owned offices in 50 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia & the Americas. Our values Trust, Relationship and Professionalism apply to our interaction with clients as well as executives. More information about Pedersen & Partners is available at

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