Pilar Santiago

Managing Partner

Office Location: Madrid

Phone: +34 91 3915256

Pilar Santiago is the managing partner of Heidrick & Struggles Spain located in the Madrid office; she is a member of the global Financial Services Practice.

Pilar is a member of Heidrick & Struggles’ European Women’s Network and the firm’s Global Partnership Committee. She also participates in the selection of the European Young Global Leaders for the World Economic Forum.

Pilar specializes in searches across financial services. Over the years, her portfolio of search and advisory work spans senior leadership roles including board, CEO, COO and general management positions, often in a cross border capacity. She has managed some of the firm’s largest global leadership development programmes.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, she worked in several positions for IBM including client executive for BBVA.


Pilar received an industrial engineering degree from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and her MBA from the University of Miami. She is fluent in Spanish and English.