Rafael Paravicini


Office Location: Zurich

Phone: +41 44 4881313

Rafael Paravicini is a senior client partner in Heidrick & Struggles Zurich office. He is a member of the firm’s Global Technology and Industrial Markets.

He is also a member of the firm’s CFO and CIO Functional Practice, and has executed many international and local CFO and CIO searches.

Rafael brings more than eighteen years of executive search experience to Heidrick & Struggles. With expertise in technology (IT, SW and Telecommunication) industry, combined with a strong management background, he has successfully completed many top-level executive searchers for regional and international clients. Prior to his current position, Rafael served as partner at another leading international executive search firm.

Earlier, Rafael joined Alcatel Switzerland Ltd. as head, enterprise and consumer division. He began his professional career as a communications consultant with AT&T Switzerland, where he was promoted to general manager of AT&T’s communications consulting group in 1992.


Rafael graduated from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) with a degree in electrical engineering and later completed a degree in business management at ETH Zurich (BWI).

He is fluent in German, English and Spanish.