Thorsten Kocherscheidt


Thorsten Kocherscheidt is a principal in Heidrick & Struggles' Frankfurt and Amsterdam offices and a member of the global Financial Services Practice. Since 2018, he has been co-leading the Insurance Practice across Europe and Africa, has been responsible for the Financial Services Practice in the Netherlands, and for leading the Investment Management and Consumer Financial Services sectors in Germany. He is also a member of the CEO & Board of Directors and the Human Resources Officers practices.


Thorsten has nearly 30 years of experience working in international financial services with deep knowledge of the insurance, investment management, and consumer finance markets. For the last decade, has served on numerous international executive and supervisory boards. He spent 24 years with Deutsche Bank in several senior roles including chief strategy officer of DWS, member of the Deutsche Postbank Group’s retail and private clients executive committee, and head of branch sales of Germany’s biggest retail bank.

When joining the insurance industry, Thorsten became a member of the executive board of Zurich Insurance Company in Germany and Italy before becoming CEO for Middle East and Africa.


London City University, UK, Executive MBA

University of Hohenheim, Germany, Business Administration