Pedersen & Partners, a leading international Executive Search firm with 54 wholly owned offices in 50 countries, is pleased to announce that Partner Alvaro Arias Echeverria has been appointed Global Head of the Private Equity Practice Group.

Alvaro Arias Echeverria has been in charge of Iberia and Latin America at Pedersen & Partners for almost a decade, and has co-headed the Global Private Equity Practice at Pedersen & Partners for over two years. With over 15 years of Executive Search experience, Mr. Arias Echeverria has successfully completed Private Equity assignments across Europe and Latin America, with mandates ranging from succession planning and high-opportunity sectors to value creation and portfolio management strategies. Mr. Arias Echeverria focuses on organisational and leadership effectiveness and advising clients on business and intrinsic talent-related aspects, informed by his lasting relationships with leading investment management firms, institutional investors, asset management, advisory, development, and pension fund companies. In addition to his Private Equity focus, Mr. Arias Echeverria has a substantial track record of successful assignments in Retail, Industry and Energy, Financial Services, Healthcare, Telecoms, and IT, with a particular focus on due diligence processes and talent gap analysis. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Arias Echeverria held senior positions as a Partner and member of the International Executive Committee of Neumann International and Principal at Egon Zehnder International. Before launching his Executive Search career, he was a Senior Manager at AT Kearney, and a Professor at IESE Business School. While at IESE, Mr. Arias Echeverria collaborated with other IESE professors to found the financial services boutique Global Business and Finance, and the IESE International Finance Research Centres (CIF) in Barcelona and Madrid.

“The global Private Equity industry has registered record-high results over the last few years, and our clients have consistently turned to our expert industry consultants for help in aligning their strategic investor plans with their leadership capabilities. Alvaro has led our global team into partnerships that help our clients to plan investment strategies which include a built-in C-level talent component to ensure the best match at every stage of the deal, from appointments and assessments to succession strategies and value creation plans. Alvaro applies his core values-driven advisory and search expertise across the lifecycle of an investment, and his thorough understanding of the industry processes and talent requirements transcends geographical boundaries while factoring in local sensitivities. I am certain that Alvaro’s appointment will be a stepping stone for the entire Practice Group’s accelerated growth,” stated Gary Williams, Chief Executive Officer at Pedersen & Partners.

“As with many other industries, Private Equity has been greatly impacted by the abundance of opportunities brought on by the era of digitalisation, among other global factors affecting its course. At Pedersen & Partners we are uniquely positioned to help clients achieve their transformative goals in unpredictable and rapidly changing operating environments. Our team of consultants encompasses a wide array of critical credentials that are essential to guiding and advising them on vital leadership aspects necessary to accomplish their business aspirations. I’m excited to take on full responsibility for the Private Equity Practice Group, and to continue strengthening our position in this complex market in the years to come,” added Alvaro Arias Echeverria, Partner and the Global Head of the Private Equity Practice Group at Pedersen & Partners.

SOURCE: Pedersen & Partners