Barbara Swistak


Barbara Swistak is a principal in Heidrick & Struggles’ Paris office and is a member of the global Industrial and Chief Human Resources Officers practices.


With more than 10 years of experience in executive search, Barbara focuses on the construction, infrastructure and engineering sectors as well as senior-level human resource positions across all industries.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Barbara worked for six years for a leading executive search firm in Paris. She began her career at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Warsaw where she specialized in European Union integration issues. She is fluent in Polish, French and English.


IEP Paris, Post-Graduate Degree in Political Sciences 

IEP Paris, Master's Degree in Human Resources

IEP Paris, BA in History