Ekaterina Kharitonskaya is a Consultant at Pedersen & Partners, based in Kyiv, Ukraine. Ms. Kharitonskaya is an Executive Search expert with almost 20 years of experience in the Life Sciences, FMCG, Banking & Financial Services, Professional Advisory, Information Technologies and Industrial sectors across the CIS, Central Asia, and the Caucasus. Ekaterina entered the field in 2004 as a Consultant with a national staffing industry leader, where she focused on advising clients on Banking & Corporate Finance recruitment matters. Three years later she started her decade-long collaboration with a leading CIS-focused HR services provider. While residing in Ukraine and Kazakhstan, Ms. Kharitonskaya held leadership roles within the FMCG and Banking practices of this organisation. She was in charge of business development, account and operations management, and recruitment across a wide variety of functions, including General Management, Finance & Accounting, IT, HR, Legal, and Sales & Marketing.
In 2019, Ms. Kharitonskaya was awarded an Executive MBA degree with distinction from the University of Sheffield and obtained a Strategic Management & Leadership Degree from Chartered Management Institute in the UK. Additionally, she is certified as a Corporate Management specialist by the Institute of Tourism FPTU, Ukraine. Apart from her native Russian, she speaks fluent Ukrainian and English, and conversational French.