Pedersen & Partners, a leading international Executive Search firm with 56 wholly owned offices in 52 countries, is pleased to announce that it has launched a global Board Services Practice Group to serve the needs of companies worldwide, in order to achieve effective and well-composed governing bodies for its clients as a key factor to ensure sustainable growth. Alberto Bocchieri, Partner, Co-Head of Iberia & Latin America, based in Madrid, became the Head of the new Practice Group.
“We are aware that aligning the skillsets of board members with corporate strategy, ownership structure, international best practices and the company's culture, is the key to sound decision-making processes when selecting candidates. Our aim is to bring to our clients and attract to their boardrooms the must-have values such as diversity and transparency, reputation and integrity, independence and dedication,” said Bocchieri.
The new Pedersen & Partners Board Services Practice Group consists of Board Advisors and Executive Search consultants with a solid track-record of board level and corporate governance mandates, and related roles, such as General Counsels, CFO, Risk, Internal Audit, Compliance & Regulatory. The new practice group merges exceptional experience from a cross-section of Pedersen & Partners practice groups and global coverage across continental Europe, CIS, UK, Middle East, Asia Pacific, North and South America.
The Board Services practice group will cover:
- Search of non-executive directors
- Search of executive directors
- Board Evaluation
- Advisory Boards
Alberto Bocchieri, Partner and Co-Head of Iberia & Latin America at Pedersen & Partners will lead the Board Services practice group. Mr. Bocchieri has a wealth of senior level, C-suite, and Board level Executive Search experience both in developed and emerging economies. In addition to general management positions, he specialises in corporate governance sensitive assignments such as financial, legal and compliance, auditing, risk, regulation and supervision, serving large listed corporations, family-owned business or privately-held companies.
“The composition of successful and strategy-driven boards requires a skilful approach that takes into consideration the current global trends, such as digital transformation, cyber security and risk management, regulation and compliance, while meeting international corporate governance standards. Our response was to align the strength of our unified global team with the local knowledge and diverse legal frameworks to bring solutions in recruiting the calibre of executive and non-executive board members that our clients expect,” elaborated Bocchieri.
“We have always acted as an extended advisory arm for our clients, and the strategic move of establishing a Board Services practice is part of our commitment to stay close and respond to their needs as their trusted advisor. Today, as never before, the performance of boards is under an increasing level of scrutiny by stakeholders paired with market pressures and speed of transformation; in such conditions our goal is to provide the best of executive search services to reassure and help our clients achieve their objectives," concluded Gary Williams, Deputy Managing Partner, Head of Asia Pacific.