Executive search firm Pedersen & Partners has announced its recent appointment of Mark Paviour as the firm’s new country manager for the United Kingdom.
Mark joins Pedersen & Partners from Egon Zehnder, in which his career spanned some 24 years in the UK and the Middle East, culminating in his promotion to partner. During his tenure, he served on the Global Financial Services Practice Group leadership team, ran the Asset/Wealth Management and Sovereign Wealth Fund practices, and participated in the Global CFO Practice Group. Mark also advised boards and senior management teams on the handling and execution of board, C-suite and senior executive appointments, board effectiveness reviews and succession planning assignments for a range of clients and regions. Moreover, he led senior executive and “high potential” leadership assessments, and talent mapping consulting projects. Prior to his executive search career, Mark worked in banking with Goldman Sachs and Saudi International Bank.
Commenting on his new appointment, Mark said: “Pedersen & Partners has established a significant track record and expertise in building client leadership teams, particularly in emerging markets. At the current time, the opportunity to serve UK-located organisations is a compelling one, whether they see the UK as a great place to do business, or seek to grow internationally from the UK and want to develop a more diverse talent pool. I am excited to have the opportunity to join a firm that operates a global P&L, leveraging its network and experience to support its clients, retains an entrepreneurial spirit, and has a desire to craft solutions for its clients’ talent needs. I look forward to working with my colleagues to build the Pedersen & Partners team and presence in the UK.”
Poul Pedersen, founder and managing partner of Pedersen & Partners, added: “The UK is an important global hub for many companies, and we want to make the best executive search advice available to the decision-makers at these companies. Mark’s proven track record of advising boards and senior management teams across diverse industries and marketplaces will ensure our clients’ success.”