Andrew Thomson

UK & Europe

Andrew Thomson is a Client Partner and a member of both the Industrial Practice Group and Board Services practices at Pedersen & Partners. His 30-year international career has covered Consulting, Human Capital management advisory, and Executive Search, and he brings significant cross-border and cultural expertise gained in both developed and high growth/emerging markets. Andrew focuses mainly on the Automotive sector and ‘New Mobility’, Renewable Energies, IoT/Robotics and Digital/Tech convergence. He also has a solid background in Professional Services, ‘C-suite’ leadership, employer value proposition development , as well as Board advisory, business and people strategy alignment, strategic revenue growth, and business development.

Prior to joining Pedersen & Partners, Mr. Thomson held senior leadership roles in top global Executive Search firms, serving a broad range of clients and working closely with Boards and Executive Team members. His earlier career included 5 years with Touche Ross Management Consulting (now Deloitte), and 18 years at KPMG, where he finished his career ‘double-hatting’ roles as Deputy COO for the Asia Pacific Region, and Head of Automotive for both China and Asia. Prior to his UK relocation, Andrew spent 17 years working in China and Hong Kong, and also lived in Russia, Singapore, and Bangkok.

Andrew is a Certified Advisory Board Chair and has held several not-for-profit Advisory Board positions. He has an MBA from Strathclyde Graduate Business School and an MA in Jurisprudence from the University of Oxford. In addition to his native English, he is fluent in Russian and speaks basic Spanish and Mandarin Chinese.