Chiara Berlendi


Office Location: Milan

Phone: +39 02 762521

Chiara Berlendi is a principal in Heidrick & Struggles’ Milan office and a member of the Global Consumer Practice. She specializes in the fashion and luxury industries including the apparel, jewelry, leather, beauty, and eyewear sectors. Chiara’s work includes top management searches with a focus on the sales, marketing, and HR roles.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Chiara worked for a middle to senior-level recruiting firm where she started the fashion and luxury practice in 2017, two years after joining the firm. Before that, she worked in another recruitment firm as a consultant within the retail and healthcare practices. She began her career as an intern at Chanel Italy.


Chiara earned a master’s degree in economics and management in arts, culture, media, and entertainment and a degree in business administration, both from Bocconi University in Milan. She is fluent in English, Italian and French.