Tobias Petri


Tobias Petri is the partner in charge of Heidrick & Struggles’ Copenhagen office and works with clients in both the Denmark and Sweden locations. A member of the Healthcare & Life Sciences, Industrial, and CEO & Board of Directors practices, he is an experienced advisor in the C-suite and board space, specializing in CEO and senior executive roles, board recruitment, assessment, executive coaching, and other leadership advisory services.


Prior to rejoining Heidrick & Struggles in 2020—he was a partner with Heidrick & Struggles from 1999 to 2011—Tobias was a partner with another search and leadership advisory firm. Previous roles with Heidrick & Struggles include partner-in-charge of the Copenhagen office for 3 years and managing partner of the European Healthcare & Life Sciences Practice for 8 years.

Tobias is recognized for senior level leadership advisory services. He is particularly knowledgeable about CEO succession and board recruitment and evaluation. He is a Meyler Campbell certified executive coach.


University of Copenhagen, Master's Degree in Law

IMD, Switzerland, MBA

Philanthropy and Service

Tobias serves on the board of Bryd Tavsheden (Break the Silence), an association that helps children and adolescents in Denmark, who are exposed to violence.