Sylvain Dhenin


Sylvain Dhenin is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ Brussels office and regional co-managing partner of the Chief Executive Officer & Board of Directors Practice in Europe & Africa.


Sylvain recruits chairs, 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, technology, consumer & retail, professional services, and private equity.

Sylvain was previously vice chair 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. Before this role, he was managing partner of another executive search firm, leading its operations in France. He began his career at Danone, a multinational food products company.


KEDGE Business School, Master of Business Administration Degree in Marketing


Top 50 World’s Most Influential Headhunters in the World, Businessweek, 2008
Sylvain is co-author of the report
Gender balance at the top
The evolution of the gender balance in executive committees of France’s SBF 120 companies 2020–2022