Frank Behrendt is a Principal at Pedersen & Partners and is the Head of the Financial Services Practice Group Africa. Mr. Behrendt is an emerging markets specialist and has originated and executed senior level searches for banks and financial institutions across Asia Pacific while based in Singapore, and Pan-Africa from London and Johannesburg.
After spending four years in Singapore managing a team of recruiters in Equities and Asset Management, he returned to Europe in 2009 to run the London office of a UK-based Financial Services search firm with global reach, which is where he developed a passion for Africa and started working on African search mandates. In 2011 he joined a boutique search firm with offices in London and Kuala Lumpur, with an exclusive focus on the African Financial Services sector, including corporate and investment banking, corporate and project finance, asset management, private equity, venture capital micro-finance and insurance, first based out of London and since 2013 from Johannesburg where he successfully opened and ran a new office in order to expand the business into other sectors relevant for Africa’s growth (IT and Energy), but more importantly to be closer to his Pan-Africa clients based in Johannesburg.
Mr. Behrendt draws on over ten years of experience at the senior end of emerging markets Financial Services recruitment, the last four and a half focusing exclusively on Africa, and has an impressive track record of placements in many African countries including Nigeria, Kenya, Zambia, Uganda, Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique, Angola, Ghana and South Africa. Apart from his native Danish, he speaks fluent English and German, and is conversant in Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish and Spanish.