Filip (Fil) Lerno is a consultant associated with Heidrick & Struggles’ global Industrial Practice with a special focus on automotive OEMs and suppliers, allocating his time between both the Brussels and Amsterdam offices. He also serves as managing partner of the Chief Human Resources Officers Practice in EMEA, executing assignments for senior human resources roles across all sectors. He is also a member of the Private Equity Practice where he has worked on several assignments building completely new teams for PE-driven deals and was also involved in some pre-deal due diligence on the organizational side of target companies. He joined the firm as managing partner of the Brussels office more than 10 years ago.
Previously, Fil was associated with another global executive search firm in Brussels where he mostly concentrated on FMCG and industrial top-level assignments. He is fluent in Dutch, French, English and German.
Fil holds a master’s degrees in law, applied economics, and port and maritime sciences. After university, he received his masters of business administration from the Vlerick School of Management. He is also an Alumni of INSEAD I.E.P. Program.