Pedersen & Partners Strengthens Prague Team
Pedersen & Partners, an international Executive Search firm with 55 wholly owned offices in 51 countries, announced the appointment of Hana Antošová and Ondrej Hlavácek as Principals in its Prague office.
Ms. Antošová brings almost twenty years of in-depth Executive Search experience with the main focus on Industrial, Retail, Consumer Goods, and Professional Services industries. Earlier in her career, Ms. Antošová co-founded the local branch of an international Executive Search firm and served as a senior partner, spearheading the firm’s CEE expansion. Prior to joining Pedersen & Partners, Ms. Antošová was a partner at a global Executive Search firm, where she completed numerous cross-border C-suite level assignments for clients in the Czech Republic and across CEE. Before entering the Executive Search industry, she worked for nine years as a psychologist and personal consultant for a Czech radio station in Prague.
Mr. Hlavácek brings over seventeen years of extensive experience in the Executive Search industry, mainly focusing on the Industrial and Oil & Gas Practice Groups. Over the course of his career, he has held several C-Level positions at major players in the global search industry, ranging from managing director to partner, and he co-founded the Czech branch of one of these firms. Before entering the Executive Search field, Mr. Hlavácek was responsible for the regional Sales & Operations Department at a multinational conglomerate. Prior to joining Pedersen & Partners, Mr. Hlavácek served as a partner at one of the world’s largest Executive Search companies, where he completed hundreds of executive searches for clients that ranged from early stage start-ups to Fortune 50 organizations, with a focus on the Automotive & Heavy Industry, Energy, Oil & Gas, Construction, Legal and IT sectors in CEE.
“Ever since we opened our Prague office, it has been one of our constant goals to continue to consolidate and strengthen our presence on the European market. The addition of Hana and Ondrej to the Pedersen & Partners team will reinforce the firm’s strategic direction, and their broad experience in the Executive Search field will add both value and confidence to our clients. Hana and Ondrej are world-class professionals who have successfully developed strong partnership relations with numerous organisations in recruiting board executives and CEOs. Moreover, their understanding of the complex leadership aspects that impact this dynamic market will undoubtedly boost our firm’s presence in the region. Their added expertise will not only enable us to offer outstanding talent management solutions to all our clients, but more importantly, will prepare them for potential future challenges,” stated Petra Grabmayer, Partner and Country Manager for the Czech Republic at Pedersen & Partners.
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