Nicolas von Rosty is partner-in-charge of Heidrick & Struggles’ Germany and managing partner of the CEO & Board of Directors Practice in Germany and Central Europe. He is also a member of the European Industrial Practice. As a seasoned executive search consultant and former senior HR leader in a global corporation, Nicolas has extensive experience in senior-level search assignments and executive assessment.
Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Nicolas was managing partner in another leading executive search firm and leader of the industrial practice group. Previously he served as corporate vice president of executive development at Siemens AG and reported directly to the CEO. Nicolas started his professional career with ThyssenKrupp Group, first as a member of in-house counsel and later as managing director of one of the group’s online startups. He also spent three years in Mexico as managing director of one of the company’s Mexican subsidiaries.
Throughout his career, Nicolas has been recognized for his deep corporate experience as well as a detailed skill set in advising senior leaders across CEO and board, CHRO, and industrial sectors. He has extensive experience in the succession of senior leaders, management assessments and supporting his clients in transformation processes.
Nicolas studied law at the Universities of Heidelberg and Hamburg and has a doctorate in law. During his legal training, he was a research assistant at the Max-Planck-Institute for International Law and spent several months at New York University while working on his doctoral thesis. Nicolas is fluent in German, English and Spanish.