Thierry Lindenau is a member of the firm's global Industrial Practice, focusing on aviation. He is also the global leader of the Aviation Practice and is based in Singapore. Prior to that, he worked out of the Paris and Brussels offices.

Global C-level aviation recruitment experience

  • Thierry has 15 years of experience in executive search with Spencer Stuart and has co-led the global Aviation, Defense & Aerospace Practice for the last 14 years before becoming the global leader of Aviation. He has conducted more than 350 searches within the airline industry across numerous C-level functions such as CEO, COO, CCO, CFO, CHR as well as functional leadership roles across commercial and operations.
  • He also co-initiated the Airline Strategy Awards in partnership with Airline Business. The awards recognize the industry’s leaders and carriers who are ahead of the pack when it comes to strategic thinking and innovation.
  • Before joining Spencer Stuart, Thierry was a senior consultant and, later, partner at Kienbaum Executive Search in Munich. He handled numerous cross-border European assignments in operations, sales and marketing, and general management within the aviation industry. Thierry began his career as a junior consultant with Fenner & Partner, a human resources advisory firm in Frankfurt, Germany.

Thierry, French by nationality, grew up in both France and Germany. He spent two years as a parachutist in the German Army and currently serves as a reserve officer. He earned a B.A.W. degree in communications from Bayerische Akademie der Werbung, Munich, and a B.A. degree from the Graduate School of Business Administration in Zurich. Thierry is a private pilot and he resides with his wife, Cathrin, in Singapore as well as in France. He is fluent in French, German and English.

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