May 14, 2010 – Pedersen & Partners has named Ally Ho as head of its financial services practice in the Middle East and Africa region. Ms. Ho comes from a strong financial background, having worked within the front office of a Bulge Bracket firm for four years. Previously, she owned her own executive search firm focusing on corporate finance, equity research, capital markets and structured finance, private equity and alternative investments across the MENA region. In a separate announcement, Pedersen & Partners has assigned Lola Trapsh as the country manager for Belarus, where she will be responsible for developing and managing client relationship management and execution of senior level recruitment assignments in Belarus and across Pedersen & Partners’ organization. Most recently, Ms. Trapsh was a director at First Consulting Company. Pedersen & Partners is an international executive search firm operating 38 wholly owned offices.