Stephen McAlinden

Regional Leader

Office Location: Hong Kong

Phone: +852 2103 9313

Stephen McAlinden is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ Hong Kong office and regional leader for Asia Pacific and the Middle East. He is a member of the Financial Services Practice focusing on Asian corporate and investment banking.

Stephen leads a team of over three hundred professionals delivering executive search and leadership consulting services in fourteen offices across Asia Pacific. He joined Heidrick & Struggles in 2009 and has built an exceptional reputation in the financial services industry as a trusted leadership advisor. Stephen was named partner-in-charge of the Hong Kong office in 2013.

With more than 25 years of experience in leadership search, Stephen has successfully placed top individuals at all levels of senior management within investment banks, securities firms, asset management companies, commercial banks, and other financial institutions.

Previously, Stephen co-founded Eban International Limited in 1995, a leading financial services specialist executive search firm, advising equities, investment banking, derivatives, and fixed income clients. Prior to Eban, 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.

He has been named AsiaMoney magazine’s ‘Most Admired Individual Headhunter for ex-Japan Asia’ on various occasions.


He earned a bachelor of arts degree, with honors, from The University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

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