Stelios Pigadiotis

Managing Partner

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 Managing Partner and founder of Cornerstone’s Middle East operations, based in Dubai, UAE. He has more than 25 years of notable expertise in Leadership Advisory, Executive Search, Training & Development, Investment Banking and Strategic Consulting across various industries including Industrials, Hospitality, FMCG, Retail, Finance, Professional Services, Healthcare & Life Sciences sectors.

Previously, he worked with another global search network where, for almost five years, he held the position of Partner for Consumer Products and Life Science & Healthcare for Middle East and Greater China. His focus was on C-Suite Placements, Executive Assessment and HR Consultancy assignments.

For 10 years prior he was a member of Dynargie International, a Swiss multinational firm specializing in leadership & development and coaching. He has coached and trained 3,000+ professionals in more than 20 countries in the sectors of Finance, Industrials, Consumer Products, Telecoms, Government, Pharma, Healthcare and Education.

Stelios has also been an investment banking professional with a strong track record in Mergers & Acquisitions, Initial Public Offerings and Board Advisory on business growth and financial restructuring strategies in Greece and Thailand.

Early in his career he was with Accenture’s Strategic Services Division based in the Boston Office.

He holds an MBA from Alba Graduate Business School, The American College of Greece, and a Bachelor’s degree in International Business and International Politics from Northeastern University, Boston, USA.

He has also completed the General Management Program of Harvard Business School and is a member of the HBS & Harvard Club GCC alumni association. He holds the position of the HBS GMP Ambassador for the MENA region as well as that of Regional Director of HBS Healthcare Alumni Association for the Middle East. He is a member of the executive committee of Northeastern University Alumni Club of UAE.

Stelios is a certified professional practitioner for HOGAN Assessment Systems, MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator), Talent Q psychometric tool, Hofstede Insights Cultural Ambassador, and TKI Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument.

  • Board Services
  • Executive Coaching
  • Executive Search
  • Professional Services
  • Board/Governance
  • CEO/President