Stephen McAlinden

Partner in Charge

Office Location: Hong Kong

Phone: +852 21039300

Stephen McAlinden is partner-in-charge of Heidrick & Struggles’ Hong Kong office and a member of the Financial Service Practice, focusing on Asian corporate & investment banking and equities. With more than 20 years’ experience in executive search, he has successfully recruited for all levels of senior management within investment banks, securities firms, asset management companies, commercial banks and other financial institutions. Asiamoney magazine more than once named him ‘Most Admired Individual Headhunter for ex-Japan Asia.’

Previously, Stephen co-founded Eban International Limited, a leading financial services specialist executive search firm, handling senior assignments in the Asian financial services markets. His specialties included equities, investment banking, derivatives and fixed income. Before that, Stephen spent six years in London and Hong Kong with Stephens Associates, a financial services executive search firm, with responsibility for the US, Japanese, Asian and emerging markets equity and corporate and investment banking markets.


Stephen has a BA Honors degree from The University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

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