Alvaro Arias

Alvaro Arias is the Partner in charge of Iberia and Latam Region and the Global Head of the Private Equity Practice at Pedersen & Partners. With over 24 years of Executive Search experience, Mr. Arias has successfully completed Private Equity assignments across Latam and Europe, with mandates in industries related to energy transformation, circular economy, renewables, and infrastructure. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Arias held senior positions at Neumann and Egon Zehnder. Before launching his Executive Search career, he served at AT Kearney, and was a Professor at IESE Business School. While at IESE, Mr. Arias founded a corporate financial services boutique and the IESE 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, fluent English and conversational Portuguese.