Victoria Lobanova is a Principal at Pedersen & Partners, based in Riga, Latvia. Ms. Lobanova has more than 20 years of human resources experience both as a senior HR leader and as a senior-level recruitment consultant, providing leadership and strategic direction on talent management, performance management, organisational design, and leadership development. Her primary search focus spans across the corporate, banking, retail, and FMCG industries. Most recently, she was the Group HR Director for Citadele Bank in Latvia, and provided leadership and strategic direction in talent acquisition, performance management, organisational design, and leadership development. Earlier in her career, she worked as an HR Director in Russia and Latvia for the Russian national postal service provider and in the banking and food retail sectors where she partnered with senior leaders, employees, and colleagues to drive HR initiatives across businesses, working proactively with leadership teams on talent acquisition strategy and implemented operational efficiencies to build high-performing cultures.
Ms. Lobanova holds a Master’s degree in Civil Law from Kutafin Moscow State Law University and an Accounting and Audit Certified Master’s degree from Plekhanov Russian University of Economics. In addition to her native Russian, Ms. Lobanova is fluent in English and Latvian, and can communicate in German.