Pedersen & Partners appoints Martin Klika to lead its Global Telecommunications Practice

January 11, 2022 – Prague, Czech Republic – Pedersen & Partners, a leading international Executive Search firm with 54 wholly owned offices in 50 countries, welcomes Martin Klika to its Prague office as a Client Partner, and the Head of the Global Telecommunications Practice. In his new role, Mr. Klika will lead the Telecommunications Practice and partner with industry leaders across geographies, as they strive to exceed the demand for industry 4.0. advanced technologies.

Mr. Klika has over 20 years of experience in corporate leadership, management consulting, and senior executive search. Prior to joining Pedersen & Partners, Mr. Klika was the Country Head for the Czech Republic and Slovakia at Spencer Stuart, and before that a Consultant at Egon Zehnder. During his tenure, Mr. Klika has successfully executed numerous senior-level search and leadership consulting assignments across industries in Europe, US, the Middle East, and Asia, with a particular focus on ICT and telecommunications sector. Before moving to the Executive Search industry, Mr. Klika held several senior management roles in finance and ICT services for integrated telecom operators in the Czech Republic (Telefonica O2 Group) and in Australia (Telstra).

Gary Williams

“We are extremely pleased to be able to welcome Martin to the firm. As a seasoned and international executive, we are looking forward to Martin building out a world-class Telecommunications Practice for Pedersen & Partners. Under Martin's leadership with his breadth of experience, I am confident that he will deliver tangible and recognised value to clients, as well as to the market,” stated Gary Williams, CEO of Pedersen & Partners.

Petra Grabmayer

“Pedersen & Partners is the market leader in the Czech Republic. We have for years considered Martin to be our best and strongest competitor. I am extremely pleased to welcome someone of Martin Klika’s capacity to Pedersen & Partners. Our clients in Czech Republic and globally will reap the benefit,” said Petra Grabmayer, Partner at Pedersen & Partners.

Martin Klika

“I have observed the undisputed success of Pedersen & Partners in the Czech Republic and globally over the last decades. I am excited to join the firm’s strong office in Prague, and to be supporting our telecom clients globally. Telecom leaders are currently embracing the pivotal transformation of the industry landscape, so I am delighted to take on this new role. I look forward to leveraging Pedersen & Partners’ global capabilities and industry expertise to support our clients in their next growth phase,” added Martin Klika, Client Partner and Head of the Telecommunications Practice Group at Pedersen & Partners.


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