Sophie Scholes


Sophie Scholes is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ London office where she leads the UK Financial Services Practice and the EMEA Banking sector.


She is also a member of the CEO & Board of Directors Practice working with both corporate and financial services clients.

Drawing on 20 years of experience, Sophie advises clients on succession planning, leadership assessment, and both executive and non-executive appointments. She frequently works in a cross-border capacity and for public and private company clients.

While at Heidrick & Struggles, Sophie has held various leadership and committee roles including serving as a member of the European Leadership Advisory Group, the Global Partnership Nominations Committee, and the European Women’s Network. She currently serves on the UK Operating Committee. In her early career, she worked in corporate finance at a European investment bank.

In addition to her native English, Sophie speaks German and Spanish, and English. She has been based in London, Amsterdam, and Madrid.


Cambridge University, First-Class Degree in Modern Languages