Tuomo Salonen


Tuomo Salonen is the managing partner of Heidrick & Struggles' Helsinki office and serves clients in both Finland and Sweden. He is a member of the Chief Executive Officers and Board of Directors Practice as well as Industrial, Global Technology and Services, and Leadership Consulting Practices. He focuses on searches at the board and CEO levels across a wide range of industries.


Since joining Heidrick & Struggles in 2003, Tuomo has worked in multiple industries, providing executive search and leadership advisory services to many international companies at board, CEO and executive team level.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, he worked for the world’s leading IT distributor, Tech Data Corporation as regional managing director for Finland and the Baltic countries. Before that, he was vice president, finance & control, and later was managing director responsible for professional PC and server manufacturing of Fujitsu Siemens Computer Oy. As a member of the European management team, Tuomo was a key player in the successful European-wide merger of the PC and server operations of Fujitsu and Siemens.

He began his career at Compaq Computer where he was the founding member of the Finnish subsidiary as finance director and later project team leader for a European-wide financing project with Compaq EMEA HQ in Munich, Germany. Prior to his IT career, Tuomo served within the airline industry and international reinsurance business. He speaks fluent Finnish and English and conversational Swedish and German.


Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration, MSc in Economics