July 1, 2011 – Executive search firm Pedersen & Partners has opened a new office in the UK. Ulrik Rasmussen, partner in charge of Western Europe, will be leading the operations of the new office. “Establishing the presence in London is a logical step in our growth strategy as many of the clients that operate in the markets where we have presence – Europe, Middle East, Africa and India – are headquartered in the U.K.,” said Mr. Rasmussen. “Thus, they benefit from our regional presence and ability to manage their strategic recruitment projects through one centralized point, while we have the possibility to establish closer ties with them and identify new business opportunities.” In addition to Ulrik Rasmussen, the London team consists of Chris Neale, principal and Jason Lockyer, consultant. Pedersen & Partners is an international executive search firm operating 44 wholly owned offices.