Heidrick & Struggles appoints leaders across 5 European countries

01 February 2021 Consultancy.eu 2 min. read

As part of a wider round of leadership appointments globally, human capital professional services firm Heidrick & Struggles has named new leaders across five of its mainland offices in Europe.

In Italy, the German Tim Lüdke has been appointed Regional Leader of Growth Markets – a newly created role at Heidrick & Struggles to reflect the growing importance of upcoming markets to its portfolio. Lüdke, who is a partner, has been with the firm for six years, and previously was the regional leader for its Strategic Growth Markets segment and Head of the Technology & Services Practice in EMEA.

Tim Luedke commented, “I am delighted to have the opportunity to lead the strategy of Heidrick & Struggles in markets where there is significant opportunity for growth by extending the current provision and being able to offer the full breadth of Heidrick & Struggles’ capabilities and services.”

Tim Luedke, Niccolo Calabresi, Stefano Salvatore, Wolfgang Schmidt-Soelch, Nicolas von Rosty, Fabrice Lebecq - Heidrick & Struggles

Also in Italy, Niccolo Calabresi has been promoted to Cluster Leader for Italy and Iberia. He already was in charge of Heidrick & Struggles’ Milan office, and now also takes the reins for the office in Madrid, Spain. He will work closely with Stefano Salvatore, already managing director of Heidrick & Struggles’ in Portugal, who has seen his remit expanded to include leading Spain.

In the DACH region, Zurich-based Wolfgang Schmidt-Soelch has been appointed the Regional Managing Partner Europe & Africa of the Financial Services practice, while Nicolas von Rosty has been installed as the boss for the German operations, based out of the Munich office. Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Von Rosty among others served as Corporate Vice President of Executive Development at Siemens. 

Rounding off the six appointments, Brussels-based Fabrice Lebecq has been installed as the new Regional Managing Partner EMEA of the Industrial practice. Lebecq, who also leads the European Supply Chain & Operations Officers practice, has a background in industry – previously, he spent nearly 20 years in the chemical industry at Dow Corning, Honeywell, and DSM.

Claire Skinner, Regional Leader Europe & Africa at Heidrick & Struggles, said: “We are exceptionally proud to have Tim, Fabrice, Wolfgang, Nicolas, Niccolo and Stefano on our team. Their combined breadth of skills and experience will be invaluable as we begin the new year. I am certain their expertise will ensure our clients and organisation successfully navigate the new normal in 2021.”

In related news, Heidrick & Struggles also made three appointments to executive roles. All three positions were handed to London-based members.