Pedersen & Partners appoints Modise Makhene as Client Partner and Country Manager South Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa – Pedersen & Partners, a leading global Executive Search, Leadership Consulting and Board Services firm with 54 wholly owned offices in 50 countries, welcomes Modise Makhene as a Client Partner and the Country Manager for South Africa.

Mr. Makhene is a seasoned C-suite executive who brings over 30 years of experience. For the last 8 years, Mr. Makhene has been in the Executive Search industry, and gained experience within Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practice as Senior Partner in an international Executive Search firm. Prior to that he was the CEO of JWT, an international advertising & communications company, part of the WPP group. Mr. Makhene has a proven track-record in the Technology, Telecommunication, and Industrial sectors across the African continent, and a current focus on ESG.

Michael Al-Nassir

“For over 14 years, Pedersen & Partners has been consistently partnering with clients in South Africa and contributing to their growth. We are delighted to welcome Modise Makhene to our Johannesburg team, and we are confident that he will strengthen our presence on the market. Modise’s business acumen, commercial skills, leadership talent insights and organisational transformation experience will bring enhanced value to our clients and candidates across the continent,” commented Michael Al-Nassir, Partner, Head of Middle East & Africa, Head of Private Equity APMEA.

Modise Makhene

“I am excited to take on the leadership of the South African team at Pedersen & Partners, and I am fully aligned with the firm’s commitment to deliver enhanced value and high quality in all undertaken assignments. By joining a firm such as this, with its international reach and on-the-ground presence in the Sub-Saharan region, combined with our versatile experience in various industries, we will enable our clients to build successful leadership teams in rapidly changing environments,” added Modise Makhene, Client Partner, Country Manager South Africa, Pedersen & Partners.


Pedersen & Partners is a leading global Executive Search, Leadership Consulting and Board Services 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