Stephen McAlinden


Office Location: Hong Kong

Phone: +852 2103 9313

Stephen McAlinden is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ Hong Kong office and a member of the Financial Services Practice focusing on Asian corporate and investment banking.

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.

Stephen joined Heidrick & Struggles in 2009, and has built an exceptional reputation in the financial services industry as a trusted leadership advisor. He was named partner-in-charge of the firm’s Hong Kong office in 2013. In 1995, Stephen co-founded Eban International Limited, 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.

Stephen was voted “Asia’s Most Admired Individual Headhunter” by Asiamoney Magazine several times.


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

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