Olya Eastman is a Consultant covering Russia & China at Pedersen & Partners, based in St. Petersburg, Russia. Ms. Eastman is a veteran of the Executive Search industry in China, having started her career in 1998 in Shanghai with one of the first international Executive Search firms in China. With 20 years of experience in international retained search firms, she also co-founded and led a boutique Greater China Executive Search Company, building Industrial, Consumer, and Japanese Client Practices. She led complex recruitment projects for both greenfield operations and corporate high-level recruitment assignments for Greater China, North Asia, and APAC positions.
Originally from Vladivostok, Russia, Olya graduated with a Master’s degree in Japanese Language & Anthropology from the Far Eastern Federal University, later on she obtained a Postgraduate Baccalaureate in Business Administration from Capilano University in Vancouver, Canada. In addition to her native Russian, she speaks fluent English, Mandarin, and Japanese.