Robert Szymanski

Partner in Charge

Office Location: Warsaw , Moscow

Phone: +48 22 584 9898

Robert Szymanski, MD is partner-in-charge of Heidrick & Struggles’ Warsaw office and a member of the global Life Sciences Practice, focusing on executive search and leadership consulting across the life sciences.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Robert was a general manager and vice president commercial with Polpharma, a leading CEE generics company. Before this, Robert worked with AstraZeneca in various roles including chair of the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) task force in the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA). He speaks fluent Polish, English and has a working knowledge of Russian and French.


Robert studied medicine and dentistry at the Medical University of Lodz. Later he received an MBA from the Warsaw School of Economics and University of Minnesota and attended an Advanced Management Programme in INSEAD.