Pedersen & Partners adds Jaap den Hartog to its Life Sciences Practice

March 14th, 2017 – Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Pedersen & Partners, a leading international Executive Search firm with 56 wholly owned offices in 52 countries, is pleased to announce that Jaap den Hartog has joined its Amsterdam team as Principal.

Mr. Den Hartog will strengthen the Amsterdam team of Pedersen & Partners with his 25 years of Executive Search expertise, mainly focusing on Life Sciences. Prior to joining Pedersen & Partners, Mr. Den Hartog owned and managed an Executive Search boutique dedicated to Healthcare Services, Life Sciences and Biotechnology. Over the course of his career, Mr. Den Hartog has completed numerous cross-border C-level, executive and management team assignments in Medical, Pharmacovigilance, Biostatistics, Commercial, Regulatory, Production, and Quality Affairs for both biotech start-ups as well as medium and large corporations. Additionally, as an executive coach, Mr. Den Hartog has supported many young entrepreneurs in launching their start-ups. Before entering Executive Search, he held several commercial and general management positions in the Diagnostic, Pharmaceutical, and Medical Instrument industries. He holds an MSc in Clinical and Biochemistry from Utrecht University and an MBA from Rotterdam School of Management.

“My extended background in the Life Sciences industry has allowed me to witness unprecedented reorganisations, M&As, renewals, and talent regenerations. I have always strived to stay attuned to the marketplace transformation, and the industry's demand for both scientific and leadership executive talent. The Pedersen & Partners Life Sciences team is committed to long-term client and candidate engagement, and has a deep understanding of the issues affecting this continuously-evolving area. I am delighted to have the opportunity to combine our forces in order to bring sustainable value to our clients. I look forward to working in partnership on challenging assignments where external expert support is needed,” stated Jaap den Hartog, Principal at Pedersen & Partners.

“Our main objective at Pedersen & Partners is to bring value to our clients with outstanding Executive Search and related services, and therefore to build lasting relationships. We strive to strengthen senior leadership teams, and at the same time, to offer insight on specific market trends. Jaap’s depth of expertise in working with start-ups and life sciences multinationals will be vital for enhancing our readiness in the Dutch market and internationally. His access to scientific, technical and commercial leadership talent combined with our data-driven research will help us to exceed our clients’ expectations. I know that Jaap’s seniority and experience will bring added value and quality to every assignment we undertake together,” added Lydia van der Meulen, Client Partner Life Sciences West Europe and Country Manager for the Netherlands at Pedersen & Partners.

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