Youri Lavoine


Office Location: Tokyo

Phone: +81 3 45207800

Youri is a principal in Heidrick & Struggles' Industrial Practice and based in Tokyo.

Specializing in placing leadership talent in B-2-B sectors including automotive, chemical, energy, electrical and transportation.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Youri worked for a leading global chemical company and was responsible for the Asia Pacific Talent Acquisition operations. He was responsible for attracting several key executive positions across Asia Pacific and worldwide.

Before that, Youri worked with a successful boutique search firm in Japan where he conducted a number of regional searches in the industrial space. He started his career as an International Account Executive with Mo√ęt Hennessy Diageo in Shanghai.

While originally from France, Youri has lived almost ten years in China and has been based in Japan since 2007 and speaks fluent Japanese, Chinese, English and French.


Youri holds a double bachelor degree in international management from Reims Management School and Beijing UIBE.