Claire Babel

Regional Managing Partner

Office Location: Paris

Phone: +33 1 44341700

Claire Babel is regional managing partner of the Consumer Practice for Europe & Africa based in Paris. With 20 years of experience in executive search, Claire specializes in C-level searches in consumer-facing industries with a strong expertise in consumer goods.

She is a trusted advisor in talent management and leads domestic and cross-border searches for a diverse range of packaged goods, hospitality, e-commerce, and retail brands.

Claire fills senior-level positions in general management, marketing, sales, and supply chain functions. She has also participated in a number of assessments of executives in many sectors, in various contexts.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Claire worked at one of France’s leading search boutiques.


Claire holds a degree in business administration and human resources from the Business School of Montpellier.