Stefano Salvatore is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ London, Lisbon, and Madrid offices and co-head of the Global Automotive Practice. He has extensive experience in various industry sectors and is also a member of the Global Technology Services Practice. Stefano works across geographies on senior level engagements including CEO & board and CXX, as well as with other key functional roles including finance, HR, sales, marketing, and digital.
Previously with Heidrick & Struggles, Stefano was the regional managing partner of the Industrial Practice and managing partner for Spain and Portugal. Before that, he was the Industry Practice leader for the SELA region (South Europe & Latin America).
Prior to Heidrick & Struggles, Stefano was director of executive search for Spain and Portugal at another executive search firm. During this time he participated in both local and international assignments related to technology, industrial, operations, and professional services.
Earlier, Stefano played an active role in the start up of a British executive search firm’s Madrid office. He later opened its Lisbon office and was the managing director of its Portuguese subsidiary.
Before his career in executive search, Stefano's focus was within the telecommunications sector as international sales manager for telecom and radio transmission products at Telettra (Alcatel Group). Before that, was with the Fiat Group, which owned Telettra at that time.
Stefano earned an MA with honors from Edinburgh University. He speaks fluent English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and has a good understanding of French.