Pedersen & Partners promotes Katharina Kaiser to Country Manager for Austria


March 16, 2020 – Vienna, Austria – Pedersen & Partners, a leading international Executive Search firm with 54 wholly owned offices in 50 countries, is pleased to announce that Katharina Kaiser has been promoted to the position of Country Manager for Austria. Josef Buttinger, who has led the Vienna office since he joined the firm in 2015, will move on to global Industrial Practice and will focus on developing the client network and business in addition to supporting clients headquartered in Austria with their global expansion plans through our consolidated Industrial Practice Group.

Katharina Kaiser has over fifteen years of expertise acquired in international Executive Search companies, having successfully completed over 200 senior-level and executive-level regional search assignments during her career. Ms. Kaiser has a wealth of experience in C-level assessment and recruitment of senior professionals in Austria and throughout Europe, with a focus on the Industrial, Consumer Goods and Retail sectors.

“Katharina joined Pedersen & Partners in February 2012, and has been a valuable team member and colleague throughout these years – partnering and collaborating with teams across the firm and embodying our values every step of the way. She constantly cooperates with many of our consultants across the globe, supporting clients mainly in the areas of FMCG, Retail and Industrial. Katharina’s mandate will be to take our current Vienna team and business to the next level, building the local business further and enhancing cross-border collaboration, while expanding the team and adding new capabilities,” stated Petra Grabmayer, Partner and Country Manager for the Czech Republic at Pedersen & Partners.  

“I’m excited to start a new chapter of my journey with Pedersen & Partners, in the year that marks our sixteenth anniversary on the Austrian market. We have built a solid reputation with an excellent team and a track record of successul assignments for regional and global clients. As a Country Manager, my goal will be to adapt our transformation efforts and continue to advance the established direction of growth. I look forward to ensuring seamless collaboration between my team and our global offices for the benefit of our clients,” added Katharina Kaiser, Country Manager for Austria at Pedersen & Partners.

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