Thomas Kann Povelsen


Office Location: Copenhagen

Phone: +45 33 377600

Thomas Kann Povelsen is a principal in the Heidrick & Struggles' Copenhagen office and a member of the Global Consumer Markets Practice.

Thomas has ten years of experience in executive search and has been in charge of international consulting assignments and serving clients in connection with board and senior executive searches within the consumer and industrial sectors.

Besides having worked for some of the largest consumer and industrial manufacturing companies in Denmark and abroad, Thomas has functional experience with financial executives. He has successfully assisted listed, private equity, and privately companies in recruiting CFOs and other key senior finance executives such as head of M&A, corporate finance, strategy and business development. In addition, Thomas has focused on the commercial functions with an emphasis on sales, marketing, and digital officers.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Thomas spent almost a decade with a global boutique firm, most recently as an associate partner at its Copenhagen office where he was responsible for leading cross-border collaboration on behalf of the Danish office for several years.


Thomas holds a M.Sc. in human resource management from Copenhagen Business School. He is fluent in English and Danish and conversant in French, German, Swedish and Norwegian.