Heidrick & Struggles appoints managing partner
He will be based in the firm's Zurich office and reports to Luis Urbano, Region Leader – Europe and Africa.
In addition to operating responsibility for France, Switzerland, Italy, Spain and the Benelux countries, Dhenin will advise and serve clients at the highest level across the region as a senior member of the firm's CEO & Board practice in Europe.
"Sylvain is deeply respected as a strategic talent and leadership advisor to boards and chief executives. He will strengthen and grow our commercial presence across Western Europe," said Jory Marino, Executive Vice President and Global Head of Markets – Heidrick & Struggles. "Sylvain has a record of success connecting talent solutions to his clients' business strategies. This is exactly the focus Heidrick & Struggles is bringing to our clients globally."
Dhenin had been Vice Chairman of a global executive search firm and head of its European,Middle East and Asia Pacific operations and led a significant expansion of that firm's presence in Europe. Previously, he was Managing Partner of another executive search firm, leading its operations in France. He began his career at Danone, the multi-national food products company.
Dhenin has recruited CEOs, C-suite executives and non-executive directors for some of the world's leading companies. He has extensive experience in a broad range of industries, including industrial, financial services, pharmaceutical, technology, media and telecommunications, professional services and private equity.
Dhenin has been named to Business Week's Top 50 List of the "World's Most Influential Headhunters." He holds a Business Degree from the High Business School of Bordeaux, one of the top business schools in France.
"We are thrilled to have Sylvain join the European leadership team," Urbano said. "He will help Heidrick & Struggles to grow in key markets and industries across the region, deepening our relationships with our clients as a key, trusted advisor."