December 7, 2021 – Dubai, UAE – Pedersen & Partners, a leading international Executive Search firm with 54 wholly owned offices in 50 countries, is pleased to welcome Ewan Walton back to the firm as a Client Partner. Mr. Walton will be responsible for managing client relationships and executing senior level recruitment assignments with a special focus on clients headquartered across the Gulf countries and will play a key role in the continued strengthening of the firm on the MENA market.
Mr. Walton is an industry veteran with over 24 years of corporate leadership, HR, Executive Search, and recruitment advisory experience in the Middle East region, with a particular focus on Saudi Arabia. His track record spans across Family Business, ICT, semi-government, Financial Markets and Retail sectors, having placed senior leaders at Director, C-level, and Board level, as well as core management teams and Advisors. Prior to rejoining Pedersen & Partners, Mr. Walton was the Chief Development Officer and ExCom member for a diversified conglomerate covering Retail, Real Estate, and Investments, with a 7-year mandate focused on strategic growth, organisational transformation, and operational development. Earlier in his career, Mr. Walton co-founded one of the first Executive Search firms in the GCC region, which grew to be one of the largest in the region at the point of its acquisition in 2006, and was a Partner & Managing Director at an Executive Search firm which was part of a Big 4 global Audit & Advisory firm, based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
“We are excited to have Ewan rejoin our global team; he brings a broad suite of leadership consulting and business shaping experience to our clients as they seek transformational leaders to navigate complex business environments. Ewan’s combined corporate and Executive Search experience enable him to provide valuable advice to our clients when it comes to choosing and developing leadership talent. We are committed to the long-term success of our clients and candidates across the MENA region and globally, to further strengthen our position as industry leaders,” said Michael Al-Nassir, Partner, Head of Middle East, Africa, Central & South Asia at Pedersen & Partners.
"The GCC region has embarked on tremendously exciting targets by the year 2030. Not just to diversify the economies, but to also elevate social wellbeing into the global Top 10 indexes. Major investments and developments into the economies have and will continue to be made, covering key sectors such as renewable energy, AI & big data, e-mobility & EV, Aerospace, Agriculture, Leisure & Entertainment and Life Sciences to name a few. Pedersen & Partners has global practice groups and the innovation to be able to create lasting leadership success for the public and private sector organisations aligned to the Vision 2030 goals. This makes it an exciting time to be part of the firm and the GCC region," added Ewan Walton, Client Partner at Pedersen & Partners.
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