Patrik Hammar leads Heidrick & Struggles in Sweden

06 July 2022 2 min. read
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Global human capital and leadership consultancy Heidrick & Struggles has installed a new leader in Sweden: Patrik Hammar.

Hammar joins Heidrick & Struggles with more than 25 years of experience under his belt. He spent the past eight years at rival Spencer Stuart, and before that enjoyed an eighteen year career in the financial services industry.

“Our business in Sweden is expanding and we are thrilled that Patrik will lead the team. His background and experience are a strong match for our company and his leadership skills suit our company DNA perfectly,” said Claire Skinner, Regional Leader Europe at Heidrick & Struggles.

Patrik Hammar, Sweden Leader, Heidrick & Struggles

From its base in Stockholm, Heidrick & Struggles provides a suite of human capital services, including executive search, leadership consulting, team assessments and on-demand talent.

As part of his remit, Hammar has been tasked with expanding the firm’s footprint in the country across its business lines. Skinner: “The Nordic region is an important part of our European growth strategy. Sweden is an important hub for both tech companies and start-ups as well as for traditional companies, we therefore have a strong commitment to invest and grow in the country.”

Within financial services one of the key verticals for Heidrick & Struggles in Sweden, Hammar is well positioned to help realise the firm’s ambitions.

In his most recent role at Spencer Stuart, he primarily focused on clients in financial services.

Key roles Hammar held in banking include serving as director and senior client executive with Swedish Export Credit Corporation, where he was responsible for the global portfolio of corporate clients within the energy, forestry, and pulp and paper sectors; and managing director and senior relationship banker at Royal Bank of Scotland, where he worked with large corporate clients in the Nordics.

Earlier in his career, Hammar worked in relationship management roles with ABN Amro and SEB, serving Swedish corporate clients as well as multinational corporations.

Prior to financial services, he also worked with the Swedish Trade Council in Paris, after kicking off his career as a Reserve Officer in the Royal Swedish Navy.