Carlos E. Garcia
Immediate Past Chair, Board of Directors
Didi Hirsch Board member Carlos Garcia is a partner at international executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles, where he specializes in recruiting senior supply chain executives for companies in a wide range of industry sectors.
Fluent in English and Spanish, Garcia is a first-generation American born to an immigrant family with South American and European roots. Inspired by his family’s experience with mental illness, he joined Didi Hirsch’s Board in 2009 and became Board Chair in 2014.
Garcia has extensive multinational experience leading business transformation programs for companies in the life sciences sector. He worked for Booz & Co across the Americas and Europe and for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals in key production management and strategic planning roles.
Garcia earned an MBA at Columbia University’s Business School, where he was awarded the McKim Fellowship and completed a triple concentration in Operations Management, Marketing and Management of Organizations. He earned a BA in Economics at Haverford College.
He has relocated numerous times for his career, most recently to Los Angeles from Mexico City in 2004. He and his wife have four children and reside in Calabasas.