Vladimir Kochukov
Vladimir Kochukov

Vladimir Kochukov

Partner in Charge


Vladimir Kochukov is partner in charge of Heidrick & Struggles’ Moscow office, and is a key member of the Global Industrial and Legal, Risk, Compliance & Government Affairs Practices. In addition, he leads the Industrial Practice Group in Russia and CIS, including industry segments of mining and metals, petrochemical, and automotive.


Vladimir focuses on appointments and senior-level executive work primarily for major industrial clients. With his previous experience in key roles with both local and Western companies in Russia, Vladimir has a keen understanding of the local business environment, corporate cultures, personalities, different management styles, and various personal professional situations typical for modern Russia. He has successfully closed numerous searches for international automotive OEM suppliers. In addition, Vladimir has responsibility for filling all senior legal roles at the Russian market.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Vladimir worked for another leading executive search firm for more than 10 years. Previously, he served as vice president of finance at National Container Company, the biggest operator of container terminals in Russia based in Moscow. He managed restructuring of the finance function in the group, including implementing  a new budgeting and reporting system. Previous to this role, Vladimir served as a deputy general manager of legal affairs at Serebro Dukat Moscow, and played an active role in arranging project finance, backed by IFC, for Dukat Silver deposit, the biggest in Russia. With a strong history in both legal and financial functions, Vladimir brings that deep knowledge to executing relevant functional search assignments.


MGIMO in Moscow, Degree in Law

John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Masters in Comparative Legal Studies

Rotterdam School of Management, MBA