Pedersen & Partners opens office in Lagos, Nigeria

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Lagos, Nigeria - Pedersen & Partners, the leading international executive search firm, has recently expanded to Nigeria and has appointed Chinedu Duru as Country Manager, based in Lagos. This move is in alignment with the firm’s strategy to grow in the African continent, and Lagos is the second office opening after Johannesburg, South Africa.

Michael Al-Nassir, Partner in charge of the Middle East, Africa & India (MEAI) region commented on the event: “Our clients are actively investing in African markets due to considerable economic potential of this region, and it is our commitment to be present locally, to provide competent advice to our clients and use our regional expertise in attracting the best talent to lead our clients’ organisations. I am excited to welcome Chinedu to our senior team and I am confident that our clients will benefit from the combination of Chinedu’s executive search experience in West Africa and our unparalleled international reach.”

Chinedu Duru, who will lead Pedersen & Partners in Nigeria, joins the firm with over 25 years’ experience in telecommunications, food industry, human resources and management consulting. Previously, Duru was Managing Consultant at an international executive search firm in Nigeria and previously, he headed the Abuja and Northern Nigeria operations of an HR firm in Africa with presence in Nigeria, Kenya and Ghana. Duru holds an MBA in Management from the Abia State University and a B.Sc in Political Science from the University of Nigeria.

Chinedu Duru added: “Pedersen & Partners’ ambitious plans of expanding across Africa to provide consistent high quality executive search service are in line with my experience and plans, and I am very excited to be able to contribute to growing the business of the firm and its clients.”

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Pedersen & Partners is a leading international executive search firm. We operate 39 wholly owned offices in Almaty, Athens, Baku, Belgrade, Berlin, Bratislava, Bucharest, Budapest, Chisinau, Dubai, Helsinki, Istanbul, Johannesburg, Kiev, Lagos, Ljubljana, Minsk, Moscow, New Delhi, Nicosia, Prague, Riga, Sarajevo, Skopje, Sofia, St. Petersburg, Tallinn, Tashkent, Tbilisi, Tehran, Tel-Aviv, Tirana, Toronto, Ulaanbaatar, Vienna, Vilnius, Warsaw, Yerevan and Zagreb. Our values Trust - Relationship - Professionalism apply to our interaction with clients as well as executives. 

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