Dr. Nicolas von Rosty


Nicolas von Rosty is the partner in charge of Heidrick & Struggles’ Germany and leads the CEO & Board of Directors Practice in Germany. He is also a member of the European Industrial Practice. As a seasoned executive search consultant and former senior HR leader in a global corporation, Nicolas has extensive experience in senior-level search assignments and executive assessment.


Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Nicolas was managing partner in another leading executive search firm and leader of the industrial practice group. Previously he served as corporate vice president of executive development at Siemens AG and reported directly to the CEO. Nicolas started his professional career with ThyssenKrupp Group, first as a member of in-house counsel and later as managing director of one of the group’s online startups. He also spent three years in Mexico as managing director of one of the company’s Mexican subsidiaries.

Throughout his career, Nicolas has been recognized for his deep corporate experience as well as a detailed skill set in advising senior leaders across CEO and board, CHRO, and industrial sectors. He has extensive experience in the succession of senior leaders, management assessments, and supporting his clients in transformation processes.

Nicolas is fluent in German, English, and Spanish.


Universities of Heidelberg and Hamburg, Doctorate in Law

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