Caroline Apffel ’95
As a member of Spencer Stuart’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications Practice, Caroline Apffel focuses on a wide range of sectors, including digital media and ecommerce, software, IT services, communication services, and semiconductors. She also led, until recently, the firm’s Technology Officer Practice in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, Ms. Apffel was a partner with another international executive search firm and a member of its global technology practice. She was also the managing partner for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, and developed the firm’s information officer practice in the region. Ms. Apffel served as executive director in the technology sector of an additional global search firm and was a member of the software and services, professional services, information officer, and internet practices. Earlier, Ms. Apffel was a senior consultant with Coopers & Lybrand in Paris in the firm’s change management and HR practice, working with a variety of industries. As a consultant with Bank of Boston Corporation, she co-founded the institution’s executive search unit. During her tenure with KPMG Peat Marwick, Ms. Apffel worked as a research director in the firm’s executive search and management consulting practices, where she focused on the high-tech, financial services, industrial, and not-for-profit sectors.
Ms. Apffel is the co-founder of Women Corporate Directors Paris. She earned a BA from Barnard College of Columbia University and an MBA from Columbia Business School. She speaks French, English, and German.