Pedersen & Partners continues expansion – Opening its 50th wholly owned office in Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya - Pedersen & Partners, a leading international executive search firm, has expanded to Kenya where Nairobi-based Sheila Mwihia has been appointed Country Manager. Pedersen & Partners’ expansion into Kenya comes at a time when economic indicators point to sizeable growth for the continent, a projection that will translate into increased hiring of executives needed to propel such growth.

Amien Nanabhay, Country Manager South Africa and Head of Sub-Saharan Africa comments: “This move into the Kenyan market is a strategic one; we will leverage our position to help our clients regionally as we are well represented with wholly owned offices in the four key markets of Africa - South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya and Egypt. Whether companies are looking to expand their presence within Africa or African companies targeting growth in other continents, we will offer a comprehensive resource to assist them find the best talent to realise their growth plans.”

Sheila Mwihia is a Senior Consultant and Country Manager for Kenya and is responsible for growth across East Africa for Pedersen & Partners. She brings over fifteen years of experience in human resource management and high level executive search; close to eight of those years were gained at PricewaterhouseCoopers where she was involved in various assignments with senior level responsibilities across public as well as private sectors. Ms. Mwihia holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education with a Higher Diploma in HR Management in addition to other postgraduate qualifications.  Sheila is fluent in English.

Sheila Mwihia comments: “I am excited to be joining Pedersen & Partners. The growth of the firm is amazing and the entry into this market at this point in time, certainly, presents immense opportunities for further growth and participation in various initiatives.”

Michael Al-Nassir, Partner in charge of Middle East, Africa and South & East Asia, based in Dubai, comments: “Opening office number 50 is a real milestone for Pedersen & Partners. Our clients benefit from an unmatched coverage of the global emerging markets and selected developed markets.”

The Nairobi office address is:

Empress Plaza
Westlands, Nairobi
T: +254 707 936 986

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Pedersen & Partners is a leading international executive search firm. We operate 50 wholly owned offices in 47 countries: Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Nigeria, Poland, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and Uzbekistan. Our values Trust - Relationship - Professionalism apply to our interaction with clients as well as executives. More information about Pedersen & Partners is available at