Welcome to Cornerstone EMEA!

EMEA is a jigsaw puzzle of varying and often divergent views and outlooks.

There are 44 — 51 countries in Europe; the exact count varies according to various standards of nationhood applied by different agencies.     The European Union (EU) is made up of 27 countries. These countries vary in economic status/outlook, corporate structures, salary levels, client expectations, etc. This complex picture is probably more intricate than ever, given the ramifications of the ongoing war in Ukraine.

Cornerstone’s EMEA region is now comprised of more than 25 locally owned search firms that help clients fill key positions wherever they have a need. Whether supporting clients in their own local area, working with other members in the region, or networking globally with other Cornerstone members, Cornerstone firms provide their clients the highest level of service. For more than 30 years we have had a strong presence in the Executive Search industry, leading searches for companies across a variety of industries, functions, and locations.

We know every search requires a dedicated team that understands the needs and goals of each client. Our success is proven by the many clients who repeatedly return to us for their recruiting requirements. Why? Because we provide best-fit candidates that positively impact their organizations for years.

As part of the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC), we hold ourselves to the highest quality standards.  We search both locally and around the globe to deliver leaders of the highest caliber to our clients.

In addition to providing top-notch talent to our clients, we also offer Leadership Development and Executive Coaching services. We believe organizations need outstanding resources to retain and develop great talent, and we make these resources available to our clients.   These include Executive Coaching, Assessments and Board & CEO Advisory Consulting.

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Lukas Dubs

Lukas Dubs

Lukas Dubs graduated in business administration and communication sciences from the University of Freiburg i.Ü. (BA) and holds several certificates in executive search and related fields. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur he has worked for leading recruitment companies in Switzerland and abroad. He is a fluent speaker of German, English and French.

Leonardi, Sergio

Leonardi, Sergio

With a University degree in Education Sciences and a Masters in Advanced HR Management and Digital HR, Sergio has covered several positions as HR Dir. and Talent & Dev. Director for Domestic and International organizations. With over 20  years of experience, he has managed large assessment and development projects including agile management. Certified Chief Happiness…

Leonardi, Sergio

Leonardi, Sergio

Sergio Leonardi is an Executive and Business Coach with Cornerstone Italia in Rome.  He is a certified ACC from ICF. Sergio follows Managers in different areas, supporting them in expressing their own potential and in achieving differentiated objectives. He is a Certified Chief Happiness Officer at the Italian Institute for Positive Organization (Org+) guiding change…

del Cerro, Elena

del Cerro, Elena

Elena has worked for more than 20 years in companies in the Executive Search sector, such as MRI Worldwide, SRA International and Mansfield Associates and has managed projects in the areas of IT, Telecommunications, Real Estate, Technology Consulting and Investment Funds in Real Estate. Elena has specialized in start ups, covering positions from the Country…

Al Alami, Mazen

Al Alami, Mazen

Mazen leads our energy practice and is also participating in our HR Consultancy Solutions and the Life Science & Healthcare practices. He brings 45 years of experience working in technical, commercial and leadership role in local and international companies where he implemented organization transformation by leveraging employee strengths and executing effectively corporate strategic actions. He…

Gallaire, Christine

Gallaire, Christine

“Activate emotional intelligence for successful choices – A coaching that connects talents,  motivations and actions for powerful outcomes”- My clients become free of what holds them back, choose more effective behaviors and express their full potential … in tune with who they are and their values. Coaching Approach “CONNECTING YOUR NATURAL TALENTS WITH YOUR LEADERSHIP,…

Pokkinen, Jussi

Pokkinen, Jussi

Jussi brings two decades of board and executive search experience to the Cornerstone International Group operation in Helsinki. He gained this expertise with large multinational corporations and private equity owned companies on both regional and global levels, focusing principally on strategic change. Jussi has an extensive track record working with companies especially within the industrial,…

Pigadiotis, Stelios

Pigadiotis, Stelios

Stelios Pigadiotis is an experienced professional in enabling leaders and organizations to grow and reach their true potential. He is a natural connector who brings his scientific mindset to achieve transformative results for organizations by means of CEO & Board Advisory, Strategy Formulation, Executive Search & Assessment, L&D and Organizational Culture Transformation. Stelios is the…

Nadeem, Iftikhar

Nadeem, Iftikhar

Coaching Approach I believe all leaders are internally resourceful and skilled to deal with complex issues. I help leaders to think clearly, manage their energy and make informed decisions with new insights. My ‘repertoire’ approach is client-centered and tailored to meet unique leadership challenges faced by my clients. Typical Clients My clients are senior business…

Svetlova, Alina

Svetlova, Alina

Coaching Approach In my practice I use a systematic and structured approach. I combine high level support and ability to challenge a client. I create an opportunity for the coachee to find internal resources and discover their own potential. Typical Clients My main clients are directors, entrepreneurs and senior executives who aim to become more…

Buzzoni, Alberto

Buzzoni, Alberto

Alberto has experience in mainly Sales & Marketing management positions with multinational companies such as Menarini Farmaceutici, Wavin B.V. and Georg Fischer AG He has a Degree in Technical Sciences from the State University Alma Mater in Bologna, After managing companies in the Chemical & Plastics sector as CEO, Alberto developed important reorganization projects as…

Ingrosso, Alessandro

Ingrosso, Alessandro

After obtaining a Degree in IT Engineering from the International University of Nettuno, Alessandro founded a technology start-up in 1999 that he ran until 2010. He continues supporting organizations in the development of Business Agility, in adopting agile values and principles and in trying out experimental agile methodologies. Alessandro has 20 years of professional experience…

Minoni, Andrea

Minoni, Andrea

Andrea started as Project Leader Unioncamere and grew consistently to become a recognized Trainer and Management Consultant with National organizations before joining Cornerstone International in 2019. He holds a Degree in Labour Sociology from the State University “La Sapienza” in Roma. Andrea is an experienced Management Trainer with a demonstrated history of working in the…

Gaglio, Luigi

Gaglio, Luigi

Luigi has worked with domestic and International organizations as Management and Operational Consultant within H&R Departments. He has a Law Degree from the State University of Roma “La Sapienza”. Luigi is  consistently engaged in processes that aim at optimizing the “company system” and encourage positive response to the strategic goals within the organization. He worked…

Smejcky, Petr

Smejcky, Petr

Petr is a Senior Consultant & Project Manager at Cornerstone International Group, Prague, Czech Republic with responsibility for executive search & coaching business as well as management, technical & economical advisory. Petr has over 25 years of experience holding top executive positions in subsidiaries of multinational corporations. He speaks Czech, Slovak, Russian, English & German….

Horvilleur, David

Horvilleur, David

David Horvilleur is the US Executive Director for Peak Lifecycles HR, Cornerstone International Group’s member in France with offices in the US. Expertise David joined Peak Lifecycles HR in May 2019 in charge of the US market (Executive Search) His double Franco-American nationality allows him to respond to and resolve the issues linked to intercultural…

Grunenberger, Emmanuel

Grunenberger, Emmanuel

Emmanuel Grunenberger is a Senior International at Peak Lifecycles HR, Cornerstone International Group’s member dedicated to Executive Search and Talent Management across France. Expertise Emmanuel joined Peak Lifecycles HR in May 2013 in charge of Executive Search relating to General Management, Business Development & Licensing, Regulatory Affairs and Private Equity. He is also a systemic…