Pedersen & Partners grows its APAC team by adding Kharisma Sabandar as Principal

October 14th, 2022, Jakarta, Indonesia – Pedersen & Partners, a leading global Executive Search, Leadership Consulting and Board Services firm with 54 wholly owned offices in 50 countries, welcomes Kharisma Sabandar as a Principal in Jakarta.

Kharisma Sabandar is a Principal at Pedersen & Partners, based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Mr. Sabandar is a seasoned search consultant with a focus on the Industrial, Consumer, and Technology & Digital sectors. His experience is predominantly based in Indonesia, and across ASEAN in general. Mr. Sabandar started his search career with a UK-based consulting group, for whom his last role was Assistant Division Head for the Industrial Practice in Indonesia, where he was instrumental in building leadership teams for clients seeking to establish or grow their businesses in Indonesia. Prior to joining Pedersen & Partners, Mr. Sabandar served as Director for a Singapore-based Executive Search firm covering ASEAN markets, where he partnered with clients across the Industrial, Consumer, and Digital practices. Mr. Sabandar has a Business Management BA from Newcastle University in the UK, and speaks Indonesian and English.

Ruchika Gokarn

“Kharisma’s addition to our Indonesia team aligns with our ongoing efforts to expand our strong presence in this market, which has experienced unprecedented investment from companies entering it. Kharisma has extensive experience in partnering with clients to build out their leadership teams in Indonesia, and across the broader ASEAN region. We are very pleased to have Kharisma as part of our team and we are extremely confident that he will be able to add immediate value to clients that are already established in Indonesia, as well as regional and global clients looking to establish and grow their Indonesia businesses,” stated Ruchika Gokarn, Client Partner, Interim Country Manager Indonesia at Pedersen & Partners.

Kharisma Sabandar

“I’m excited to join Pedersen & Partners’ global platform and look forward to partnering with my colleagues across geographies and strengthening our presence in Indonesia. I am confident that with the Best Team Forward approach, we will be able to drive tangible value to clients as they expand their businesses in the market,” added Kharisma Sabandar, Principal at 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