Amsterdam’s knowledge economy

Executive search firm Pedersen & Partners has opened a new office in Amsterdam. Founded in 2001, Pedersen & Partners has grown into a leading provider of executive search services, with 56 offices in 52 countries world and a team of executive search consultants that comprises nearly 60 nationalities.

By opening this new office in Amsterdam, the company has established a strategic gateway for developing partnerships in what Pedersen & Partners calls “one of the leading global knowledge economies”.

“As Pedersen & Partners steps into its 17th year of operations with 56 offices, our team in Amsterdam is thrilled to be part of the firm’s continued growth,” said Lydia van der Meulen, the newly appointed country manager for the Netherlands. “We are excited to introduce this truly international executive search firm with its unique competence in emerging markets to the Netherlands.” Van der Meulen will also head Pedersen & Partners’ life sciences practice for the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.

The company’s experts have each recruited hundreds of senior staff all over the world. Their new Amsterdam location will focus on logistics, while also offering expertise in the life sciences, healthcare, financial services, agribusiness, real estate, telco and other industries.

Amsterdam the place to be for talent

There are many recruitment agencies in Amsterdam, and the city also provides a unique business ecosystem that is perfectly tailored to matching job opportunities with international talent. IN Amsterdam provides a one-stop-shop service for both employers and employees, and it helps with the paperwork as well as expat-related issues such as taxes, healthcare, education and childcare. The city has even created its own job site, which offers thousands of non-Dutch speaking jobs in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area.