Ekaterina Kharitonskaya is a Consultant at Pedersen & Partners, based in Kiev, Ukraine. Ms. Kharitonskaya is a recruitment expert with over a decade of experience in the Banking & Financial Services, Professional Advisory, and FMCG sectors across CIS, Central Asia, and the Caucasus. Ms. Kharitonskaya entered the field in 2004 as a Consultant with a regional 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-dedicated recruitment, BPO and HR-consulting services company. Ms. Kharitonskaya served within its Banking and FMCG practices as a Senior Consultant and Team Leader, and eventually became a Regional Manager and the Head of the Banking and Financial Services Practice. Ms. Kharitonskaya 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 pursuing an Executive MBA degree from the University of Sheffield, in Great Britain and is a certified Corporate Management specialist by the Institute of tourism FPU, Ukraine. Apart from her native Russian, she speaks fluent Ukrainian and English, and conversational French.