Sylvain Dhenin

Co-Managing Partner

Office Location: Brussels

Phone: +32 2 5420750

Sylvain Dhenin is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles' Brussels office and co-managing partner of the CEO & Board of Directors Practice for Europe & Africa. He has more than a 20 years of experience serving international clients across a variety of industries and assisting private equity firms in management due diligence.

Sylvain has recruited CEOs and members of the senior executive team for all key functions and has worked in a broad cross-section of industries, including professional services, TMT and manufacturing. In particular, Sylvain helps large international corporations build their international teams. He has been named to BusinessWeek's top 50 list of the World’s Most Influential Headhunters.

In his prior role, Sylvain was vice chairman and EMEA managing partner for CTPartners, helping to set up new offices and drive strong growth throughout Europe for 10 years, building his experience in a number of industries including manufacturing, financial services, pharmaceuticals, high-tech, media, telecommunications, professional services and private equity.

Until 2005, Sylvain was managing partner of Whitehead Mann SAS, the French branch of Whitehead Mann plc, where he was responsible for the firm's leadership in France. He joined Whitehead Mann in 2000 as partner-in-charge of the technology and professional services practices and was responsible for expanding the firm’s presence in these sectors.

Sylvain began his career at Danone and Michael Page before moving to the executive search industry with Morgan Howard, a technology and professional services search boutique where he was managing partner for France and then all of Europe.


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

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