Pedersen & Partners adds Senior Advisor and Consultant to Life Sciences Practice in India

November 14th, 2016 – New Delhi, India – Pedersen & Partners, a leading international Executive Search firm with 56 wholly owned offices in 52 countries, is pleased to announce that Rakesh Sharma has joined its India team as Senior Advisor and Consultant.

Mr. Sharma has over 35 years of international management experience with in-depth interdisciplinary understanding and expertise in the Healthcare and Life Sciences sector, as well as in the Telecom, Logistics, Chemicals, and Consumer Goods industries. He has an extensive track record in hiring senior management for highly-regulated and developing economies such as India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Russia, and Mexico, as well as developed economies like the USA and the UK, in which he has built leadership teams and delivered Management Development programmes. Mr. Sharma has held key management roles with global Life Sciences and Healthcare organisations such as Fresenius Kabi and Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, and he also has experience with India's number one telecom company – Airtel. Finally, Mr. Sharma is a trained behavioural process worker and an accredited executive coach & MBTI assessor.

“The Life Sciences industry landscape in India is harnessing the wealth of opportunities arising from the favourable economic conditions of the last few decades. The growth potential that has become available to multinationals and start-ups is generating a constant demand for global executives who can forge alliances to sustain and materialise their companies’ ascension. I am confident that my experience combined with the expertise of our global team will result in a unique opportunity to match leaders with business visions to enhance effectiveness and ensure exponential growth for companies,” stated Rakesh Sharma, Senior Advisor and Consultant at Pedersen & Partners.

“We are excited to have such a trusted advisor and renowned coach as Rakesh join our global team. The addition of such an experienced professional will help us grow our Life Sciences practice, which is becoming increasingly important in emerging markets, and will allow us to offer our business partners exactly the blend of Executive Search and Leadership Consulting services that they are looking for,” added Avneesh Raghuvanshi, Country Manager for India and APAC Head of the Private Equity Practice at Pedersen & Partners.

Pedersen & Partners is one of the fastest-growing, fully integrated Executive Search firms worldwide. The firm celebrated its 15th anniversary in January 2016, and to mark this occasion, it has created a timeline web page, featuring key milestones for the firm’s development and has released an anniversary video.

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