Pedersen & Partners presents at IE Business School in Madrid, Spain

Madrid, Spain - Poul Pedersen, Managing Partner and Andrea Risa, Regional Consultant at Pedersen & Partners made a presentation on the career opportunities in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and Middle East and Africa (MEA).

The presentation and the following discussion covered the following topics:

  • How to work with executive search firms after MBA
  • Career opportunities in CEE
  • Career opportunities in MEA
  • MBI (Management buy-in)/MBO (Management buy-out) as a career opportunity
  • Impact of financial crisis on the management recruitment market in CEE and MEA

The presenters also shared their personal experience with career management after MBA. Risa obtained his MBA from INSEAD in 2002 and Pedersen graduated with an MBA degree
from IMD in 1993.

Andrea Risa is a Regional Consultant at Pedersen & Partners. He joined the firm in 2006 having previously worked for three years in sales and product marketing with Nokia Networks in the Philippines and Finland and for three years as Business Development Manager with Sonera in Finland. Andrea has held seminars on career management in the top MBA schools in Europe like Insead, SDA Bocconi and IE.

Poul Pedersen is the Managing Partner of Pedersen & Partners and is also in charge of Private Equity and Venture Capital Practice. He has conducted executive search assignments in the region since 1995, has written numerous articles and has spoken on leadership issues at conferences. Previously Poul Pedersen was a Managing Director for a manufacturing company in the Czech Republic owned by the A. P. Moller Group, prior to that he worked for eight years with KPMG in Copenhagen and Brussels.

Pedersen & Partners is a leading international executive search firm. We operate 37 wholly owned offices in Almaty, Athens, Baku, Belgrade, Bratislava, Bucharest, Budapest, Chisinau, Dubai, Helsinki, Istanbul, Johannesburg, Kiev, Ljubljana, Minsk, Moscow, Munich, Nicosia, Prague, Riga, Sarajevo, Skopje, Sofia, St. Petersburg, Tallinn, Tashkent, Tbilisi, Tehran, Tel- Aviv, Tirana, Toronto, Ulaanbataar, Vienna, Vilnius, Warsaw, Yerevan and Zagreb. Our values Trust - Relationship - Professionalism apply to our interaction with clients as well as executives. 

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