Dr. Sassan Yussefi


Office Location: Frankfurt

Phone: +49 69 6970020

Dr. Sassan Yussefi is a principal in Heidrick & Struggles’ Frankfurt office and a member of the global Healthcare & Life Sciences Practice. He advises clients at the intersection of business strategy and leadership with a focus on developing organizations that can mobilize, execute, and transform with agility to adapt and pivot faster than their competitors.

Sassan’s expertise spans all four levels that drive this acceleration: strategy, organization, team, and individual. He guides global clients on topics such as executive search, executive assessment, leadership strategy, top team effectiveness, M&A integration, succession and transition planning, as well as change management and post-merger integration.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Sassan was a senior director and member of the global consulting leadership team at CEB. He previously was a managing consultant in the global talent strategy consulting practice with Mercer. He started his professional career in market research.


Sassan earned his PhD in business from ESCP Europe, Berlin, and holds a master’s degree in psychology. In addition to his native German, Sassan is fluent in English and Spanish.

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