Kristin van der Sande


Kristin van der Sande is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ Frankfurt office. She is a member of the global Technology and Consumer Tech practices and the regional leader of the Data, Analytics & Artificial Intelligence sector in Europe & Africa.


Kristin advises high-growth software disruptors, consumer tech innovators, and the software enterprise ecosystem on senior-level appointments. She supports corporates by maximizing their digital transformations through executive search.

With a strong track record in fulfilling leadership roles in fast-growing digitally oriented companies, Kristin also works with portfolios of private equity and venture capital firms. She helps them build new leadership teams for their next growth or exit stages.

Before joining Heidrick & Struggles, Kristin led the German tech practice of another executive search firm. Kristin began her career as an editor for a German TV talk show. She is fluent in German and English with a good knowledge of Dutch.


Free University Berlin, Masters Degree in Political Science

Steinbeis University, SDA Bocconi, NYU Stern School of Business, MBA in Media Studies