Pedersen & Partners expands in Latin America – Takes over Boulos Consulting in São Paulo, Brazil and increases the team in Colombia

Pedersen & Partners expands in Latin America – Takes over Boulos Consulting in São Paulo, Brazil and increases the team in Colombia

São Paulo, Brazil – Pedersen & Partners, a leading international Executive Search firm, with 49 wholly owned offices in 46 countries extends its international footprint to São Paulo, Brazil.

The new Pedersen & Partners office in Brazil will be headed by an experienced team consisting of Sami Boulos, Country Manager, Brazil and Leyla Galetto, both joining from the executive search firm Boulos Consulting, along with their clients, database, network etc.

Mr. Alvaro Arias, Partner in charge of Spain, Portugal and Latin America comments on the event: “By opening Brazil, Pedersen & Partners has now offices in all BRIC countries and it is our third office in the Americas, following Canada and Colombia. Our clients reap the benefit of the continuous growth of Pedersen & Partners. Our broad international coverage provides clients with access to a global pool of high-calibre executives and the cross-sector expertise of our consultants.”

Sami Boulos, Country Manager for Brazil at Pedersen & Partners, brings to the firm an extensive career history and experience with American based companies such as Dow Chemical, FMC Corporation, American Cyanamid and General Electric. Mr Boulos spent a decade working as a Vice President of Operations and then as Vice President of GE Capital Brazil followed by the opening of Boulos Consulting Group which specializes in executive search. Mr Boulos holds a Professorship at the Mackenzie University, Brazil.

Sami Boulos stated: “As the economy in Brazil has experienced consistent growth in recent years, companies have faced a lack of managers and leaders to sustain their growth; I am excited to begin working with Pedersen & Partners which has a strong global brand and is well respected in the executive search industry. I have great confidence in their expertise and experience; with its wide network of potential clients, Pedersen & Partners is ideally suited to continue providing high-quality and local representation here in Brazil. We’re looking forward to joining forces.”

Ms Leyla Galetto, who joins as a Principal, will be supporting Mr Boulos and brings 25 years of experience on the Brazilian and Latin American markets to the clients of Pedersen & Partners. Ms Galetto has extensive experience in assessment, evaluation and recruitment of senior professionals and has built practices of leading international Executive Search firms in Brazil and throughout Latin America.

Bogotá, ColumbiaPedro Cadavid is joining the office of Pedersen & Partners in Bogotá, Colombia from 1st March 2012. Mr Cadavid joins, as a Senior Consultant, to the team headed by Fernanda Garcia, Country Manager for Colombia and brings over seven years of experience in executive search and corporate human resources in Colombia. In his career he has addressed the integral management of clients in sectors such as Consumer Goods, Financial Services, Oil & Gas, Logistics and Operations, and Retail, managing both national and international clients. In addition to his experience in executive search, Mr Cadavid held a senior role in HR for Alpina, a leading Colombian multinational in the Consumer Goods sector.

Alberto Bocchieri, Partner in charge of Colombia comments: “Increasing the team in Colombia, quickly after our opening, demonstrates the full commitment of Pedersen & Partners to become a reference in the Colombian executive search market.” He added: “During my recent visit to Bogotá and Medellin, I observed the growth in the Colombian economy; clients and investors in industries like Energy, Oil & Gas, Mining, Financial Services and Banking, not to mention FMCG, Technology and BPO, are demanding talent and high quality international standards in executive search services that Pedersen & Partners delivers.”

The São Paulo office address is:

Rua Alexandre Dumas, 1.711 – 5º and.
CEP 04717-911 – São Paulo – SP – Brasil

T: +55 11 2599 8248
F: +55 11 2599 8201
E: [email protected]

About Pedersen & Partners

Pedersen & Partners is a leading international executive search firm. We operate 49 wholly owned offices in 46 countries: Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, 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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