Beatrice Ballini is a senior member of the firm’s Retail Sector. Based in Milan, she conducts global assignments working with world-renowned clients, family businesses and private equity funds. Over the past 10 years, Beatrice has worked on numerous CEO and board searches and has developed external succession plans for clients.
Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates 20 years ago, Beatrice was a Managing Director with a prominent men’s clothing manufacturer in Milan and assisted with the company's strategic growth. Prior to that, she spent four years with Goldman Sachs & Co. in New York as Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions. Earlier, Beatrice was with Bain & Co. for four years, first in London as a Consultant and later as a Manager in Boston.
Education & Affiliations
Beatrice received her LAUREA degree in chemical engineering from Milan Polytechnic and her MS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She received her MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management, where she was awarded the Brooks Prize. Beatrice is fluent in Italian, French and English. She is also a member of the Italian Association of Engineers and a teacher at Sciences Po, Master in Marketing. Recently, Beatrice joined the MIT Sloan European, Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Executive Board.
Consumer, Omnichannel Retail and Luxury, Assessment, Succession Planning