November 24, 2020 – Dubai-headquartered executive search firm Pedersen & Partners has appointed Nisit Krutkaew as the country manager for Thailand.
“We are over the moon with having Nisit join our leadership team in ASEAN,” said Gary Williams, CEO of Pedersen & Partners. “Nisit will add a tremendous amount of value to clients with his depth and breadth of executive search experience working with clients at the most senior levels, as well as his in-depth market expertise. Nisit is the consummate professional and with his extensive search experience, I am certain that he will significantly reinforce our position in Thailand and the ASEAN region.”
Mr. Krutkaew has over 20 years of executive search experience. Having started his career with a boutique, his career progressed to leadership roles within the executive search industry. Prior to joining Pedersen & Partners, Mr. Krutkaew was a member of Heidrick & Struggles’ global industrial practice team in Thailand, leading industrial, manufacturing, supply chain, digital and technology, and board services engagements in Thailand.
He has led client work in energy, agricultural, healthcare and life sciences, technology and digital, real estate, start-up, as well as family-owned and private capital business across South East Asia. Mr. Krutkaew has also provided board advisory services by working closely with the Institute of Directors on board succession and assessment. Mr. Krutkaew has completed top-level searches for CEO, MD, CHRO, CFO for companies operating in Asia. Earlier he was a part of a pioneer team in Thailand to re-launch the Thailand office for Global Executive Search Network with full responsibilities on P&L and daily operations. Prior to entering the executive search industry, Mr. Krutkaew was based in the U.K. where he worked for a management consulting organization, as well as the Royal Thai Embassy.
“Pedersen & Partners’ global team understands the expectations, capabilities, and the leadership traits companies are looking for,” said Mr. Krutkaew. “I’m very much looking forward to working with the firm’s global team and leading the Thailand business. I very much appreciate the firm’s approach to advising clients at the highest levels of leadership and attracting the right senior executives who will be able to transform their teams into high performing organizations.”
Thailand is newly industrialized and the economy is emerging. It functions as an anchor economy for the neighboring developing economies of Laos, Myanmar and Cambodia. Substantial industries include electric appliances, components, computer components and vehicles. Forty-nine percent of Thailand’s labor force is employed in agriculture.
Global Search Firm
Pedersen & Partners operates 54 wholly-owned offices in 50 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Americas. Earlier this year, the firm recently Alvaro Arias Echeverria as global head of the firm’s private equity practice group. Mr. Arias Echeverria has been in charge of Iberia and Latin America at Pedersen & Partners for almost a decade and has co-headed the global private equity practice for over two years. With more than 15 years of executive search experience, he has completed private equity assignments across Europe and Latin America, with mandates ranging from succession planning and high-opportunity sectors to value creation and portfolio management strategies.
“The global private equity industry has registered record-high results over the last few years, and our clients have consistently turned to our expert industry consultants for help in aligning their strategic investor plans with their leadership capabilities,” said Mr. Williams, of Pedersen & Partners. “Alvaro has led our global team into partnerships that help our clients to plan investment strategies which include a built-in C-level talent component to ensure the best match at every stage of the deal, from appointments and assessments to succession strategies and value creation plans.”
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media