Pedersen & Partners appoints Annie Dolmadjian to lead its Life Sciences and Healthcare Practice for MENA

January 10th, 2017 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Pedersen & Partners, a leading international Executive Search firm with 56 wholly owned offices in 52 countries, is pleased to announce that Annie Dolmadjian has joined its Dubai team as Client Partner and Head of the Life Sciences and Healthcare Practice for MENA.

Ms. Dolmadjian has over a decade of experience and a personal track record of several hundred completed Executive Search mandates in the Life Sciences and Healthcare sectors across the Middle East and Africa. She brings a proven sector-specific expertise in specialised verticals with the most prestigious global and regional organisations ranging from pharmaceutical companies to medical equipment and devices manufacturers, healthcare service providers and healthcare-focused Private Equity firms. Ms. Dolmadjian started her Executive Search career as the Healthcare Practice Group Leader for a global talent consultancy, in which she helped establish the firm’s presence across the Middle East and Africa, securing the most appropriate candidates for hard-to-fill complex leadership positions. Prior to joining Pedersen & Partners, Ms. Dolmadjian was the founding Managing Director of the Executive Search arm of a healthcare consultancy, delivering outstanding results in regional and global searches through deep network relationships and a strategy cultivating long-term relationships over short-term transactions. She has personally led engagements involving multiple Board and executive level searches for high profile roles with each search requiring specific expertise and compatible leadership styles. Annie provides value-added consultancy services ranging from sector-specific market intelligence to organisational design and on-boarding.

Ms. Dolmadjian has a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Park University in the United States. She is a French national and speaks fluent English, French and Arabic.

“I am excited to partner with the Pedersen & Partners’ team at a time when the Life Sciences and Healthcare industry is undergoing major transformations in the MENA region. The demand for educated, innovative and sustainable leadership talent is one of the most pressing business performance issues that this sector is facing. Our solid and reliable client relationship, second-to-none commitment and unparalleled industry knowledge are the fundamentals that make the difference in providing excellent leadership solutions for cross-border C-suite mandates,” commented Annie Dolmadjian, Client Partner and the Head of the Life Sciences and Healthcare Practice for MENA at Pedersen & Partners.

“Annie is a renowned Life Sciences and Healthcare recruitment veteran in MENA and I am certain that her extensive expertise coupled with our established international footprint will enhance the firm’s ability to address the ever-increasing demand for executive talent solutions in the Life Sciences and Healthcare domains. We are delighted to welcome her on board and look forward to the positive contributions she will make to all our business partners,” added Michael Al-Nassir, Partner and Head of Middle East, Africa & Asia. 

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