Dr.-Ing. Ute Fleck
+49 89 452249-342

Dr.-Ing. Ute Fleck is part of Heidrick & Struggles’ Zurich office, building out the On Demand Talent Services offering in Switzerland as well as of Atreus, Heidrick & Struggles On Demand Talent Service arm based in Munich, Germany. She focuses on transformation, growth, and sustainability topics for all technical related practices, supporting first class on demand talent.

Ute Fleck started to gain industrial experience during her PhD at Hoffmann-La Roche in Switzerland. Then she moved into plant construction by joining Linde Cryogenics, first as process engineering learning about the whole span from design, automation, construction to commissioning, and then moving into international sales, covering all continents.

Afterwards she joined Hitachi Zosen Inova as Senior Sales Manager for turnkey Energy from Waste facilities, developing new markets like Australia, and bringing HZI to market leadership in the UK. Thereafter at French competitor CNIM as Head of Sales, implementing Sales Processes and modernizing sales approach. Before joining Atreus, Ute Fleck gained deep insides in thematic investment, ESG, and strategy development in the Infrastructure Asset Management team of Partners Group. She served on different boards and is fluent in German, English & French.

Industry Focus

  • Capital Goods
  • Plant construction (small to turnkey)
  • Waste & Recycling, circular economy
  • Infrastructure
  • Energy (traditional to renewables)
  • Private Equity & alternative capital providers

Technical Focus

  • Build-up, Transformation & Management of Sales organisations
  • Market, Project, and Product Development
  • Pricing, contracting, and negotiations
  • International Business Development
  • Asset Management
  • Strategy Definition & Implementation
  • Board Build-up
  • Design optimisation
  • Governance, Sustainability, ESG
  • Large scale project delivery

Vocational Stations

  • Lead Asset Manager, European ESG Champion, and Global Thematic Head Waste to Value, Partners Group
  • Steering Committee Member, Hanseatic Energy Hub
  • Director of the Board, Environmental Services Association
  • Head of Sales EPC, CNIM (today Paprec)
  • Senior Sales Manager, Hitachi Zosen Inova
  • Process Engineer and later International Sales Engineer, Linde Cryogenics AG
  • Researcher, Hoffmann – La Roche AG