Frédéric Groussolles


Frédéric Groussolles is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ Paris office and a member of the global Technology & Services Practice and leads the AI, Data & Analytics sector in Europe & Africa. He focuses on anticipating future technology needs and helping companies position themselves for a digital future.


Frédéric recruits next-generation senior executives and digital leaders for clients ranging from CAC40/Global market leaders to private equity-backed companies and hypergrowth disruptors across industry sectors. He consults on tech talent strategy, leadership succession planning, and executive assessments to bring about strategic growth.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Frédéric worked for six years with another major executive search firm, leading their EMEA tech officers practice and focusing on digital transformation, cyber, data and AI, and diversity in tech.

Before executive search, Frédéric worked for five years at Google, where he was the country manager for Google Cloud. Before Google, he spent five years at Cisco in several roles, including European sales business development manager in digital media solutions and other senior sales positions. He spent ten years at Alcatel-Lucent in global sales and marketing leadership roles in France, the U.S., and Sweden.


ESSEC Business School, MBA

ESME Engineering School, Degree in Engineering