Cristiano Farkas Kok


Office Location: Sao Paulo

Phone: +55 11 55044000

Cristiano Kok is a principal in Heidrick & Struggles’ São Paulo office and a member of the firm’s global Life Sciences Practice. His focus is in leadership services across pharmaceutical manufacturers, biotechnology, medical devices and diagnostic companies in Brazil.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Cristiano spent more than twenty years as a senior executive with some of the largest global pharmaceutical companies, Novartis and Merck, where he held key positions in marketing and sales.


Cristiano earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from one of the most prestigious universities in the country, Fundação Getúlio Vargas, and an MBA from IBMEC, São Paulo. Cristiano participated in international programs in partnership with Duke University and Harvard and attended business forums, in the United States, Europe, Africa and Oceania. He speaks fluent Portuguese, English and Spanish.

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