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Pedersen and Partners appoints regional client partner for APAC

Pedersen & Partners has appointed Tim Cox as regional client partner in its Hong Kong team, covering Asia Pacific.


Cox has over two decades of executive search expertise across the banking, financial services, and private equity sectors in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific. In 1996, he started his executive search career in London, focusing on the recruitment of senior-level investment banking and asset management professionals. In 2003, Cox moved to an emerging markets executive search firm where he expanded his geographical coverage to include Europe and the Middle East, whilst also adding responsibility for senior private equity placements to his portfolio.


In 2007, he relocated to the firm’s new Dubai office where he was the director for MENA, with responsibility for developing the firm’s banking, asset management, private equity, and sovereign wealth funds capacity for the region. Cox subsequently joined one of the MENA region’s executive search firms, in which he was the practice head for banking and financial services from 2011 to 2016, executing C-level assignments and advising financial services companies on executive search, board effectiveness, leadership assessment, and executive succession planning. During this period, he partnered with a number of leading MENA financial institutions as they built their Asia-Pacific product offerings in Hong Kong and Singapore. Prior to joining Pedersen & Partners, Cox was based in Hong Kong and served as the director of the APAC financial services practice for a global executive search and consultancy firm.



Cox (pictured) commented, “The uncompromising commitment shown by Pedersen & Partners to its clients and candidates has secured the firm a robust reputation in the region, and I anticipate the seamless alignment of my experience and its transformational leadership advisory services. The increasingly dynamic APAC market is a hotbed of activity for executive appointments, and I look forward to representing the brand in the region and delivering proactive, targeted, and effective search services.”



Gary Williams, partner and the head of APAC at Pedersen & Partners, added, “Tim has a solid track record, a thorough understanding of the industry landscape, and extensive networks of relationships within the Financial Services and PE communities across APAC and globally. His 20+ years in high-growth developing and established markets will become a valuable asset for our APAC team, elevating our capabilities to new levels. He is well aware of the varied challenges, pressures and opportunities of Executive Search in the region and we are delighted to welcome him on board.”

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