Beatrice Helene Ballini

During her 24 years with Russell Reynolds Associates, Beatrice has completed countless executive searches and succession plans for family businesses, private equity funds and multinational firms. She co-leads the Family Business Services group and serves on our Nominating Committee. Now based in Milan, Beatrice previously worked for 15 years in our Paris office. She leverages her French and Italian binationality to help companies navigate the global marketplace. Beatrice was previously the CEO of a prominent men’s clothing manufacturer in Milan and guided the company’s strategic growth.  Before that, she was Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions at Goldman Sachs in New York. She also worked as a consultant at Bain & Co. in London and Boston.

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Beatrice received her laurea degree in chemical engineering from the Polytechnic of Milan and her MS in ocean engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  She received her MMS in management sciences from the MIT/Sloan School of Management, where she was awarded the Brooks Prize. Beatrice is fluent in Italian, French and English.
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Beatrice is a member of the Italian Association of Engineers and was a teacher at Sciences Po School of Management and Innovation, Master in Marketing, in Paris. In 2017, Beatrice joined the MIT Sloan European, Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Executive Board and is a recent member of the MIT Sloan Leadership Center’s Advisory Board. She sits on the board of Coty Inc. as an independent director, and she is the chair of the Renumeration, Nominating and Governance Committee.
She also sits on the board of VAM Capital Investments Group.