Ekaterina Kharitonskaya is a Consultant at Pedersen & Partners, based in Kiev, Ukraine. Ms. Kharitonskaya is an Executive Search expert with more than 13 years of experience in the Banking & Financial Services, Professional Advisory, Life Sciences, and FMCG sectors across the CIS, Central Asia, and the Caucasus. Ms. Kharitonskaya entered the field in 2004 as a Consultant with a national staffing industry leader, where she focused on advising clients on Banking & Corporate Finance recruitment matters. Three years later she started her decade-long collaboration with a leading CIS-focused HR services provider. Resided in Ukraine and Kazakhstan Ms. Kharitonskaya held leadership roles within its FMCG and Banking practices. She was in charge of business development, account and operations management, and recruitment across a wide variety of functions, including General Management, Finance & Accounting, HR, Legal, and Sales & Marketing.
Ms. Kharitonskaya is currently pursuing an Executive MBA degree from the University of Sheffield and Strategic Management & Leadership Degree from Chartered Management Institute in the UK. Additionally, she is certified as a Corporate Management specialist by the Institute of tourism FPTU, Ukraine. In addition to her native Russian, she speaks fluent Ukrainian and English, and conversational French.