Aelf Hewitson


Office Location: London

Phone: +44 20 70754000

Aelf Hewitson is a principal in Heidrick & Struggles’ London office and a member of the global Consumer Markets Practice, with a focus on the retail industry.

Aelf has worked on search placements across a broad range of functions from finance, operations and IT, to marketing, buying and merchandising, as well as general management positions such as CEO and divisional managing directors. Her work has spanned organizations that include founder-led and private equity backed businesses to major multinationals.

Before joining Heidrick & Struggles, Aelf worked at Clarity, a leading international executive search firm focused on the retail and consumer sectors. Her early career was spent at Saxton Bampfylde, where she spent 18 months on secondment at Amrop Hever in Moscow, before becoming head of the retail and consumer practices.


Aelf holds a bachelor’s degree from Oxford University in Russian and French language.

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