Vanessa de Samamé

Vanessa is a co-founder of Hedley May in the US and specializes in placing senior Legal, Compliance and Regulatory leaders at major financial services, professional services and large corporate clients.

With over 20 years of top-level executive search experience in both New York and London, Vanessa has advised on recruitment, talent planning and organizational development across multiple executive leadership functions. Her prior career in commercial banking shapes her perspective on the intricate but important relationship between corporate functional officers and their business counterparts.

Vanessa is particularly interested in assessing how senior talent adapt to new corporate environments and cultures. Originally from Belgium, she worked in Germany, Spain and the UK before relocating to the US in 2003.

Vanessa cares deeply about fostering an internal sense of belonging and how organizations create and evolve inclusive corporate philosophies and practices.

Vanessa has a BA in German and Spanish from the University of London.