Pedersen & Partners grows its operations in the Middle East

January 24th, 2013 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Pedersen & Partners, a leading Executive Search firm with 50 wholly owned offices in 47 countries, is pleased to announce the promotion of Daiga Trumpe to the Head of the Technology Practice for the Middle East and the addition of Andrea Williams as Client Partner.

Daiga Trumpe has relocated to Dubai taking on the role of Head of the Technology Practice for the Middle East at Pedersen & Partners. Ms. Trumpe joined Pedersen & Partners in 2010 after an eleven-year career at Microsoft, where she was a Board Member & Country Manager for Latvia.  She has extensive experience in emerging markets, having developed a strong career and client base in IT & Telecommunications throughout North Eastern Europe.

“As the IT & Technology sectors continue to develop regionally, we felt it imperative to bring on someone to the team who has a hands-on, in-depth knowledge and understanding for the IT & Technology sectors, and who will have a strong impact on our clients,” said Michael Al-Nassir, Partner & Head of Middle-East, Africa, South and East Asia. “Her track record in the sector is undeniable; she has an established reputation as an expert in these throughout the Technology sector.”

Andrea Williams is joining Pedersen & Partners as a Client Partner bringing with her over 15 years of extensive international Executive Search experience with success across the Middle East, Russia, CIS and Africa with a special focus on the Financial Services sector. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Williams worked as a Director of a boutique emerging markets Executive Search firm based in Dubai and previously as a Senior Executive Search Consultant for CIS and MENA at an international Executive Search firm based in Moscow. Before entering into the Executive Search and recruitment industry, she worked for several years at investment bank JP Morgan based in London.

“I am excited to take my career to the next level with Pedersen & Partners, their international reach and expert team has led to their successful and rapid growth. It is an honour to be part of the office here in Dubai as it really is inspiring to work with a team that know their craft and the sectors they operate in better than anyone else,” commented Andrea Williams.

“Andrea is a high impact senior Executive Search professional who has a proven track record in working with the region’s leading organisations. We are excited to have her sector perspective, which will be a strong benefit to our clients”, added Mr. Al-Nassir.

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1501, One Lake Plaza
Jumeirah Lake Towers
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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