Sebastian Thuma


Office Location: Frankfurt

Phone: +49 69 6970020

Sebastian Thuma is a principal at Heidrick & Struggles‘ Hamburg office and is a member of the Global Industrial Practice.

Sebastian acts as trusted advisor for organizations across electronic, semiconductor, laser technology and automotive industry, bringing together the elements of high-tech expertise and knowledge within the transforming transportation and logistics sector. He supports the board and senior management teams during radical change processes, in order to question traditional business models so the organizations evolve into modern and innovative environments. Sebastian’s focus centers on the selection and identification of senior executives with a strong technical background within operations, research and development, product management and general management, who motivate and empower their teams to reframe conventional structures.

Sebastian has worked with start-up, mid-sized, and blue chip enterprises on a variety of senior level assignments across sectors including aerospace, capital equipment, insurance, services and medical equipment.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Sebastian was a senior consultant in a boutique search consultancy and led the automotive practice for an international executive search network. Before that Sebastian was with a multinational search organization.  He began his career at Vodafone as sales manager. He is fluent in German and English. 


Sebastian received a bachelor’s degree in international industrial engineering at the University of Applied Sciences Bremen, in conjunction with the BI Norwegian School in Management.