Irene Sitbon


Irene Sitbon is a principal in Heidrick & Struggles’ San Francisco office and a member of the Human Resources Officers Practice. Her search work focuses on chief human resources officers and their teams for pre-IPO to Fortune 100 companies, primarily in the technology and life sciences industries. She has expertise in the total rewards space and conducts many of these searches.


Irene has a particular interest in the world of work and the innovative and disruptive trends coming from the Bay Area in this space.

Irene began her executive search career with a retained global search firm and later joined a boutique firm specializing in executive diversity placements.

Originally from France, Irene started her career in the media as the documentary acquisition manager of Canal + Group, one of France’s leading media groups, now owned by Vivendi.


Simmons School of Management, MBA

Boston University, MA in Organizational Psychology

Boston University, BS in Journalism