December 6, 2016 – Executive search firm Pedersen & Partners has named Shavikesh Goel as principal and head of its Indo-German business.
Mr. Goel is an experienced management consulting and executive search professional, with a career spanning over 17 years, during which he has serviced clients on a variety of projects in attracting leadership talent and providing solutions across functions and industries. He started his executive search career in 2006 as vice president for consulting company Maier + Vidorno GmbH, where he assembled teams to facilitate India market penetration for clients.
Prior to joining Pedersen & Partners, Mr. Goel was the India managing director for German executive search firm DEININGER CONSULTING. Prior to that, he led the sales & marketing department for a local consulting organization specializing in business consulting, HR consulting and corporate training.
“Shavikesh is a recognized management consulting and executive search leader in the Industrial sector,” said Avneesh Raghuvanshi, country manager for India and APAC head of private equity at Pedersen & Partners. “His addition to our team will enhance our capabilities and help us meet our clients’ expanding demands. His wealth of DACH expertise and his C-suite management track record make him uniquely suited to deliver impeccable leadership and executive search consulting services for our clients.”
Businesses in India are setting ambitious growth targets, fueled by the exponential increase of investment opportunities, said Mr. Goel. “The combination of rapid growth and market stability demands complex leadership solutions to help businesses thrive in this environment. Pedersen & Partners’ global team has been delivering premium C-suite talent acquisition and retention services for 15 years across the globe, and I look forward to joining hands with my colleagues in order to further fulfil our commitment to premium recruiting and leadership advisory solutions.”
Pedersen & Partners has recently expanded its footprint in various parts of the globe:
The firm just appointed Thorsten Otremba as a client partner and head of its automotive practice. Mr. Otremba has over 15 years of global in-depth expertise in executive search, with a particular focus on the automotive, manufacturing and engineering sectors.
In June, the firm also named Jan Großmann to its German team as a client partner and head of consumer products and retail. Mr. Großmann has a wealth of expertise to the firm, with more than three decades of substantial management and leadership experience in the executive search, FMCG, retail, and media industries, and numerous completed cross-border assignments in executive search, executive assessment and board services.
Just recently, Pedersen & Partners added Paola Gutierrez Velandia to its Madrid team as head of board services for Iberia and Latin America. She has over 16 years of market leading expertise in working with a wide range of clients and key stakeholders in the areas of corporate governance, board services, shareholder engagement, and public affairs across Latin America, U.S., MENA and Central Europe.
The firm also named Frank Behrendt as a principal and head of its financial services practice group in Africa. Mr. Behrendt is an emerging markets specialist and has originated and executed senior level searches for banks and financial institutions across Asia Pacific while based in Singapore, and Pan-Africa from London and Johannesburg.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media