Permila Rathour


Permila Rathour is a principal in Heidrick & Struggles’ Hong Kong office and a member of the Consumer Markets and Retail & Apparel practices. For more than 10 years with Heidrick & Struggles,



Permila has been actively involved in conducting regional and global senior-level assignments across a variety of consumer sectors including retail and luxury, products, hospitality, and services. In addition to working for Fortune 500 companies, Permila works with regional and local conglomerates to fulfill their search needs.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Permila worked at another global executive search firm where she was a member of the consumer and retail team. Throughout her search career, she has conducted search assignments within the C-suite as well as divisional heads and line functions. She brings deep industry insights to recruiting for functional leadership roles within HR, finance, marketing and sales, retail operations, merchandising, buying, and sourcing.

Native to Hong Kong, she is a multi-linguist and speaks several languages including Mandarin, French and Italian.


Keele University in the United Kingdom, BS in Biochemistry and Psychology