Sylvain Dhenin

Managing Partner

Office Location: Brussels

Phone: +32 2 5420750

Sylvain Dhenin is managing partner for Western Europe and of Heidrick & Struggles’ Brussels office. He is also co-leader of the firm’s CEO & Board Practice in Europe and Africa.

Sylvain 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.

Sylvain was previously vice chairman of a global executive search firm and head of their European, Middle East and Asia Pacific operations, which led to a significant expansion of the firm’s presence in Europe. Prior to his vice chairman position, he was managing partner of another executive search firm, leading its operations in France. He began his career at Danone, the multinational food products company.

Businessweek recently named Sylvain to the top 50 list of the “World’s Most Influential Headhunters.”


Sylvain holds a business degree from the High Business School of Bordeaux, one of the top business schools in France.