Rafael Paravicini


Office Location: Zurich

Phone: +41 44 4881313

Rafael Paravicini is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles Zurich office and a member of the Global Technology and Industrial practices. He focuses on technology and industrial companies, and has successfully completed numerous top-level executive searches primarily for international clients. Rafael is also a member of the global Financial Officers and Information & Technology practices, having executed many international CFO and other finance searches, as well as CIO and other IT searches.

Rafael has more than eighteen years of executive search experience. With expertise in the technology (IT, software and telecommunications) industry, combined with a strong industrial background, he has successfully completed many top-level executive searches for regional and international clients. Prior to his current position, Rafael served as partner at another leading international executive search firm.

Earlier, Rafael was head of the enterprise and consumer division of Alcatel Switzerland Ltd. 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.


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.