Alvaro Arias is the Partner in charge of Spain and Latin America for Pedersen & Partners. Mr. Arias brings over twelve years of Executive Search experience having successfully completed Executive Search assignments in Financial Services, Private Equity, Telecom, Media and other industries. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Arias held senior positions as a Partner and member of the International Executive Committee of an international Executive Search firm, as well as the Partner of Global Business & Finance, Senior Manager at AT Kearney. He was also Professor of Finance at IESE Business School where he founded and led the International Finance Research Centre.
Mr. Arias graduated as an Engineer from the Polytechnic University of Madrid. He holds an MBA from IESE Business School and has completed the Doctoral Program in Corporate Governance from the City University Business School in London. He speaks native Spanish and fluent English.