Pedersen & Partners welcomes Souveek Chakraborty back as a Client Partner in its Mumbai office

July 5, 2022 – Mumbai, India – Pedersen & Partners, a leading international Executive Search and Leadership Consulting firm with 54 wholly owned offices in 50 countries, is pleased to welcome Souveek Chakraborty back to the firm as Client Partner and Head of the Technology & Digital Practice in India. Mr. Chakraborty will oversee client relationships and execute senior-level search mandates with a special focus on clients headquartered in India and will play a key role in the continued strengthening of the firm on the regional and global markets.

Souveek Chakraborty brings a blend of over 35 years of global consulting and in-house corporate experience covering Sales, Marketing, Talent Management, & Executive Search in the Technology, Energy, Oil & Gas and Infrastructure industries. Over the course of his career, he has successfully completed numerous C-suite Executive Search assignments across India and worldwide, implemented Leadership Programs and established a Talent Acquisition Centre of Excellence for an Indian Global Fortune 100 conglomerate. During his tenure as a Senior Partner in a global Executive Search firm, Mr. Chakraborty was responsible for setting up the national Technology Practice Group. Prior to that, he was the Managing Partner for an Executive Search firm with a strong footprint in India, and has also held key management roles with Reliance Industries, BPCL (ex-Shell), HCL Corporation, and Syntel Inc.

Avneesh Raghuvanshi

“Souveek has accumulated a wealth of experience, built a wide business network, and gained deep insights into the Asian markets during his career. We are delighted to have such a high calibre professional back in our India team. With his deep understanding of the nuances of hiring critical talent for organisations across domains and geographies, he will enhance our capabilities to serve our clients. We look forward to incorporating his knowledge as we continue to provide superior C-suite solutions to our clients,” said Avneesh Raghuvanshi, Client Partner, Country Manager for India at Pedersen & Partners.

Souveek Chakraborty

“Pedersen & Partners has an extended presence in India and continues to grow both regionally and globally. I’m very excited to be rejoining the team, where I hope to further advance the firm’s distinctive market positioning. I anticipate many complex assignments through which I can advise our clients on multi-dimensional leadership and management challenges and opportunities,” said Souveek Chakraborty, Client Partner and Head of the Technology & Digital Practice in India at Pedersen & Partners.

Pedersen & Partners is a leading international Executive Search and Leadership Consulting 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 www.pedersenandpartners.com

If you would like to conduct an interview with a representative of Pedersen & Partners, or have other media-related requests, please contact: Diana Danu, Marketing and Communications Manager at: diana.danu@pedersenandpartners.com

Pedersen & Partners adds Stan Kalinin as a Client Partner in its Life Sciences & Healthcare Practice

July 4, 2022 – Zurich, Switzerland – Pedersen & Partners, a leading international Executive Search and Leadership Consulting firm with 54 wholly owned offices in 50 countries, is pleased to welcome Stan Kalinin as a Client Partner in the Life Sciences & Healthcare Practice.

Stan Kalinin draws on an extensive track record of more than 14 years of search and executive team-building expertise, with particular focus on Medical Devices and Technologies (cardiology, heart failure, robotics surgery, robotics imaging, diagnostics, and pathology, IVD, laparoscopy, spine surgery, drug delivery devices) covering Western and Central Europe, MENA, and APAC (Singapore, Japan, South Korea). He has built teams for start-ups and supported growth hiring for large multinational MedTech companies across multiple regions and divisions, providing bespoke candidate search and selection services, specifically designed for the MedTech industry. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Kalinin placed senior level executives for search mandates across the Medical Technology, Real Estate, Energy, and Pharma sectors across Europe, MENA, and CIS.

Guido Bormann

“Drawing from his in-depth understanding of the critical issues faced by the Life Sciences sector, particularly the Medical Devices and Technologies and Pharma sectors, Stan will help our clients reshape their leadership talent strategies. We are excited to welcome him to our global Life Sciences & Healthcare team,” said Guido Bormann, Partner and Regional Manager at Pedersen & Partners.

Stan Kalinin

“I’m delighted to join Pedersen & Partners and help our clients transform their organisations. MedTech companies are under continuous pressure to navigate the shifting dynamics of a fast-expanding industry, in which job profiles are transforming and the demand for skilled senior-level professionals is constantly increasing. I look forward to partnering with my Life Sciences & Healthcare colleagues in this challenging environment, and to growing our clients’ senior executive teams,” added Stan Kalinin, Client Partner, Life Sciences & Healthcare Practice at Pedersen & Partners.

Pedersen & Partners is a leading international Executive Search and Leadership Consulting 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 www.pedersenandpartners.com

If you would like to conduct an interview with a representative of Pedersen & Partners, or have other media-related requests, please contact: Diana Danu, Marketing and Communications Manager at: diana.danu@pedersenandpartners.com

Pedersen & Partners welcomes Ewan Walton back as a Client Partner in its Dubai office

December 7, 2021 – Dubai, UAE – Pedersen & Partners, a leading international Executive Search firm with 54 wholly owned offices in 50 countries, is pleased to welcome Ewan Walton back to the firm as a Client Partner. Mr. Walton will be responsible for managing client relationships and executing senior level recruitment assignments with a special focus on clients headquartered across the Gulf countries and will play a key role in the continued strengthening of the firm on the MENA market.

Mr. Walton is an industry veteran with over 24 years of corporate leadership, HR, Executive Search, and recruitment advisory experience in the Middle East region, with a particular focus on Saudi Arabia. His track record spans across Family Business, ICT, semi-government, Financial Markets and Retail sectors, having placed senior leaders at Director, C-level, and Board level, as well as core management teams and Advisors. Prior to rejoining Pedersen & Partners, Mr. Walton was the Chief Development Officer and ExCom member for a diversified conglomerate covering Retail, Real Estate, and Investments, with a 7-year mandate focused on strategic growth, organisational transformation, and operational development. Earlier in his career, Mr. Walton co-founded one of the first Executive Search firms in the GCC region, which grew to be one of the largest in the region at the point of its acquisition in 2006, and was a Partner & Managing Director at an Executive Search firm which was part of a Big 4 global Audit & Advisory firm, based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Michael Al-Nassir

“We are excited to have Ewan rejoin our global team; he brings a broad suite of leadership consulting and business shaping experience to our clients as they seek transformational leaders to navigate complex business environments. Ewan’s combined corporate and Executive Search experience enable him to provide valuable advice to our clients when it comes to choosing and developing leadership talent. We are committed to the long-term success of our clients and candidates across the MENA region and globally, to further strengthen our position as industry leaders,” said Michael Al-Nassir, Partner, Head of Middle East, Africa, Central & South Asia at Pedersen & Partners.

Ewan Walton

"The GCC region has embarked on tremendously exciting targets by the year 2030. Not just to diversify the economies, but to also elevate social wellbeing into the global Top 10 indexes. Major investments and developments into the economies have and will continue to be made, covering key sectors such as renewable energy, AI & big data, e-mobility & EV, Aerospace, Agriculture, Leisure & Entertainment and Life Sciences to name a few. Pedersen & Partners has global practice groups and the innovation to be able to create lasting leadership success for the public and private sector organisations aligned to the Vision 2030 goals. This makes it an exciting time to be part of the firm and the GCC region," added Ewan Walton, Client Partner at Pedersen & Partners.

 

Pedersen & Partners is a leading international Executive Search 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 www.pedersenandpartners.com.

If you would like to conduct an interview with a representative of Pedersen & Partners, or have other media-related requests, please contact: Diana Danu, Marketing and Communications Manager at: diana.danu@pedersenandpartners.com

Pedersen & Partners adds Bafana Kubheka to its Johannesburg office as Principal

September 1, 2021 – Johannesburg, South Africa – Pedersen & Partners, a leading international Executive Search firm with 54 wholly owned offices in 50 countries, welcomes Bafana Kubheka as a Principal in Johannesburg.

Bafana Kubheka is a Principal at Pedersen & Partners, based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Mr. Kubheka brings two decades of senior executive leadership and Africa-focused business expertise, as well as Executive Search experience for clients across Africa in Private Equity, Life Sciences & Healthcare, and Real Estate. He has worked in corporate leadership roles for most of his professional career, and has built a solid track record managing commercial and manufacturing operations for subsidiaries of multinational companies, while helping them to develop pan-African strategies. Mr. Kubheka has extensive expertise in organisational design and talent optimisation, launching 24 country offices for Merck Millipore. Moreover, he has led and managed business operations across Africa for GE Healthcare, driving the Go-To-Market strategy, managing multifunctional teams, and developing indirect business growth initiatives. Prior to joining Pedersen & Partners, Mr. Kubheka was an Executive Search consultant at a C-suite and executive-level recruitment company operating across Sub-Saharan Africa, handling C-suite & Board placements, Human Capital assessment and Leadership Development mandates.

Michael Al-Nassir

“The African continent is a key market for many of our regional and global clients, and now more than ever, it has become essential for them to have access to the best leadership talent that can help them to accelerate and sustain growth. Bafana is the fourth senior team member recruited across our four African offices in the last 12 months, accelerating our growth in Africa, and proving our commitment to real on-the-ground presence in the four regional business hubs in Africa,” stated Michael Al-Nassir, Partner, Head of Middle East, Africa, Central & South Asia.

Amien Nanabhay

“At Pedersen & Partners, we are committed to delivering the optimal mix of industry, domain, and geography expertise in local, regional, and global leadership building capabilities, and the growth of our South African team is a testament to this. Bafana has held leadership roles in start-ups and multinationals, and his business acumen, senior level development experience, and pan-African network will be an asset to our African and global clients. We are delighted to welcome Bafana to our team,” said Amien Nanabhay, Country Manager for South Africa at Pedersen & Partners.

Bafana Kubheka

“I am excited by the opportunity to contribute to Pedersen & Partners’ growth ambitions across the continent. The investment in the region by global and African businesses creates a strong demand for world-class professionals, and I look forward to partnering with my colleagues in the region and across the globe to help our clients recruit leadership talent to drive and accelerate their growth ambitions,” commented Bafana Kubheka, Principal at Pedersen & Partners.

 

Pedersen & Partners is a leading international Executive Search 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 www.pedersenandpartners.com.

If you would like to conduct an interview with a representative of Pedersen & Partners, or have other media-related requests, please contact: Diana Danu, Marketing and Communications Manager at: diana.danu@pedersenandpartners.com

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