Sophie Scholes


Office Location: London

Phone: +44 20 70754000

Sophie Scholes is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ London office and is a member of the CEO & Board Practice. She leads the EMEA banking segment spanning corporate and investment banking, global markets, transaction, and commercial banking.

Sophie has spent the past 15 years in the search industry specializing in searches across financial services. Over 13 years at Heidrick & Struggles, she has focused on leadership appointments and has completed a range of searches in her specialist areas, frequently working in a cross-border capacity.

Previously, she worked at a London-based executive search firm focusing on investment banking, capital markets, and private equity across Europe. Prior to that she worked in an internet startup, focusing on the UK, Germany and Spain, and in corporate finance at two European investment banks in Madrid. She speaks German, Spanish and English.

Sophie leads Heidrick & Struggles’ European Women’s Network and is a member of the firm’s Global Partnership Committee. Previously, she served as a member of the Europe Leadership Advisory Group.


Sophie holds a first class degree in German and Spanish from Cambridge University.