Pedersen & Partners expands its international footprint to Asia and opens offices in Shanghai and Jakarta

Pedersen & Partners, a leading international Executive Search firm with 48 wholly owned offices in 45 countries, has today announced the opening of its offices in Shanghai, China and in Jakarta, Indonesia, thus further extending its international footprint.

Gautier Vasseur, Partner in charge of Pedersen & Partners’ expansion to Greater China, will be leading the operations of the new Shanghai office whilst Michael Al-Nassir, Partner in charge of Pedersen & Partners’ South East Asian expansion, will be overseeing the opening of the Jakarta office. With this continuous growth of its broad international coverage, the firm provides clients with access to a global pool of high-calibre executives and the cross-sector expertise of its consultants.

Mr. Vasseur comments on the event: “The expansion to Greater China is a logical step for us and confirms the commitment to our strategy of achieving global presence. Many Greater Chinese based companies are developing in the markets where we are already present – Europe, Middle East, Africa, India and Latin America – and our clients are also strengthening their operations in Greater China. They will greatly benefit from our geographical coverage and ability to manage their strategic recruitment projects through one centralised point, while we will have the possibility to establish closer ties with them and identify new business opportunities. We want to ensure that our clients always receive country-specific advice on identifying, attracting and retaining senior leadership talent. ”

Supporting Mr. Vasseur in Shanghai is Ms. Olya Eastman, who brings years of experience on Chinese market and its specifics to Pedersen & Partners’ clients. “I am proud to be joining one of the world’s most innovative and fast growing Executive Search firms and look forward to supporting its clients in China, their international clients planning to enter the Chinese market, as well as Chinese companies developing their activities abroad in attracting local and international senior executives.”

Ms. Olya Eastman has over 13 years of experience in the Executive Search industry in China. In Shanghai since 1998, she has gained extensive experience in assessment, evaluation and recruitment of senior professionals and built practices of leading international Executive Search firms in China and throughout Asia, with a particular focus on the Manufacturing and Consumer industries.

On the Jakarta office opening, Mr. Al-Nassir commented: “Opening an office in Jakarta is our first step into South East Asia. Indonesia is a fast developing country and one of the largest markets in the region, with a growing demand for our services. Our clients already operating in Indonesia or wishing to expand to this region believe it’s crucial to find the best leadership talent not only from abroad but also locally, to ensure sustainable operation. It is part of our philosophy to be able to provide an on-the-ground support and build close ties with our clients, and I am delighted to add Jakarta to our coverage and to have one of our experienced consultants, Mr. Victor Dumitrescu, in charge of establishing our presence in Indonesia.

Victor Dumitrescu has been appointed to manage the Pedersen & Partners operation in Indonesia. Based in Jakarta, Mr. Dumitrescu will take on the responsibility for continued development and growth of Pedersen & Partners business in the Indonesian market, utilising the firm’s wide geographical coverage and a deep industry expertise, to assist local and international clients in attracting senior management talent. Mr. Dumitrescu joined Pedersen & Partners in 2006 and has since been involved in a large number of searches covering various industries such as FMCG, Private Equity and Pharmaceuticals. He has an extraordinary capability to strengthen client relationships and has thus successfully developed a strong portfolio of loyal clients.

The Shanghai office address is:

Suite 101, Building 38, TianAn Huayuan
Lane 800 Jinxiu Road, Pudong, Shanghai 200135
T: +86 21 38711385

E: [email protected]

T: +86 21 38711385

E: [email protected]

The Jakarta office address is:

30/F Menara Standard Chartered
Jl. Prof. Dr. Satrio Kav 146
12950 Jakarta

T: +62 21 2555 8668
F: +62 21 2555 5601

E: [email protected]

About Pedersen & Partners
Pedersen & Partners is a leading international executive search firm. We operate 48 wholly owned offices in 45 countries: Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Greater China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Jakarta, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Nigeria, Poland, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Shanghai, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and Uzbekistan. Our values Trust – Relationship – Professionalism apply to our interaction with clients as well as executives. More information about Pedersen & Partners is available at

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