Pedersen & Partners Appoints New Country Manager for Greece
Pedersen & Partners, an Executive Search firm has announced the appointment of Yannis Katzilieris as Country Manager for Greece. Mr. Katzilieris joins Pedersen & Partners bringing more than fifteen years of executive search experience with Egon Zehnder, where he was a partner. During his career he has supported clients locally and internationally across various sectors including: Financial Services, Technology, Industrial, Consumer Goods and Private Equity. Prior to building his career in executive search, Mr Katzilieris, worked with Procter & Gamble, Braun and DHL at a senior level.
Iraklis Papadopoulos, former Country Manager for Greece, remains with Pedersen & Partners based in Athens. He will take on a more regional role, managing three Pedersen & Partners offices; Nicosia, Tirana, Skopje and will be reporting to Mr. Katzilieris. Mr. Papadopoulos will now be able to focus even more, on helping Greek clients expand their business and organisations outside of Greece. The move is a clear indication of Pedersen & Partners’ commitment to the Greek market, in a time where the market is tough and many other search firms are reducing their presence in Greece.
Ulrik Rasmussen, Partner commented; “Yannis is a seasoned Executive Search consultant who brings added value to Pedersen & Partners’ presence and client base in Greece and beyond. We are proud to welcome Yannis to our team, which shows our dedication to the Greek market.”
“I am excited about joining an enthusiastic, ambitious and fast growing global organization such as Pedersen & Partners. Their integrated business model and entrepreneurial spirit have proven successful in a highly competitive sector. I am confident that my Executive Search experience and their integrated global approach will add significant value to their client portfolio,” added Mr. Katzilieris.
In 2012, Pedersen & Partners have expanded their business, with new offices in France Brazil, China, Indonesia and Kenya as well as formally adding Executive Market Mapping, Executive Outplacement and Executive Compensation Consulting to their services portfolio.