Stefano Salvatore

Partner in Charge

Office Location: Madrid

Phone: +34 91 3915256

Located between London and Madrid, Stefano Salvatore is Managing Partner & Co-Head of the firm’s Global Automotive Practice, as well as Managing Partner of Heidrick & Struggles Spain. He has extensive experience in various industry sectors (including Automotive, Logistics, Manufacturing, Energy & Industrial), and is also a member of the Global Technology Services Practice. He works across geographies, on senior level engagements including CEO & Board, CXX, along with other key functional roles such as Finance, HR, Sales, Marketing and Digital.

Stefano joined Heidrick & Struggles in January of 2000 as a Principal. In 2001 he was promoted to Partner and from late 2002 to 2005 he was Industry Practice leader for SELA region (South Europe & Latin America) and a member of the global Industry Leadership Team.

Prior to Heidrick & Struggles, he was Director of Executive Search for Spain and Portugal at A.T. Kearney. During this time he participated in both local and international assignments related to technology, industrial, operations and professional services.

Stefano had an active role in the start up of the Madrid office in 1992 of a British Executive Search firm. He later opened the Lisbon office where he was Managing Director of the Portuguese subsidiary. 

Before his career in Executive Search, Stefano's focus was within the Automotive and later Telco sectors.


Stefano has lived in Italy, Spain, Portugal and in the United Kingdom, where he graduated with an MA Honors from Edinburgh University. Stefano speaks fluent English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and has a good knowledge of French.