Kristin van der Sande


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


Kristin advises high-growth software innovators, the software enterprise ecosystem, and consumer technology disruptors 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 supports them by building up new leadership teams for their next growth levels or exit stages.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Kristin was leading the German tech practice of another executive search firm. She has been in executive search for 15 years. Kristin began her career as an editor for a German TV talk show. She is fluent in German and English with advanced knowledge of Dutch.


Free University Berlin, MBA in Media Studies