Pedersen & Partners secures high profile Executive Search professional Martin Pike to Head Sub-Saharan Africa

July 1st, 2013 – Johannesburg, South Africa - Pedersen & Partners, a leading international Executive Search firm, has announced the appointment of Martin Pike as the Managing Director for the Sub-Saharan Africa region. Pedersen & Partners has four wholly owned offices across Africa including offices in Johannesburg, Nairobi and Lagos. The Country Managers of South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria will report to Martin Pike.

Martin Pike has developed his career in recruitment and Executive Search since 1998 across the United States, Europe and Africa. Mr. Pike joined Odgers Berndtson in South Africa as a Partner in 2006 and transitioned to COO before becoming the Managing Partner for the Sub-Saharan region in 2010. Prior to Odgers Berndtson he worked for 8 years with a FTSE 150 recruitment company in both the US and European markets. Mr. Pike has experience across all of Africa on executive and board-level placements across all industries and functional areas; he has garnered a strong reputation of success in repatriating African nationals from abroad back to local markets. 

“Sub-Saharan Africa is high priority for Pedersen & Partners. Martin has the kind of experience and enthusiasm for Africa that is needed to lead our Executive Search firm on the continent,” commented Poul Pedersen, Founder & Managing Partner for Pedersen & Partners.


“It is with great pleasure that I am joining Pedersen & Partners as they strengthen their team and presence in the region; they are an exceptional firm, with a proven track record of excellence in the Sub-Saharan Region. There is no doubt that having an on the ground presence in most of the world’s emerging markets, as well as major European capitals with a growing presence within the Americas, allows Pedersen & Partners to deliver unsurpassed service to their clients globally,” added Martin Pike.

Michael Al-Nassir, Partner & Head of Middle East, Africa and South East Asia remarked, “I am proud to add Martin to the already strong Executive Search team we have in Africa, he is a proven leader and industry expert. He has built a strong reputation of success within Africa, and we welcome the value and knowledge he will add to our team regionally as we continue to grow and develop in the region.”

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Unit B, 1st Floor, Building D
11 Crescent Drive, Melrose Arch
Johannesburg, South Africa
T +27 11 328 1602
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