Eric Salmon & Partners Appoints Managing Director of Italy

March 21, 2024 – Paris-headquartered executive search, leadership advisory, and board services firm Eric Salmon & Partners has appointed Paola Calderini as managing director of Italy, overseeing operations in Milan and Rome. “We are delighted to welcome Paola Calderini as managing director of Italy,” said Raoul Nacke, CEO at Eric Salmon & Partners. “Her appointment reflects our dedication to fostering diverse leadership and delivering exceptional value to our clients. Paola’s leadership will be instrumental as we continue to expand our footprint and strengthen our presence in Italy.”

“Ms. Calderini has demonstrated leadership and a deep understanding of market dynamics,” Eric Salmon & Partners said. “Her extensive experience and strategic vision make her an ideal fit to drive the firm’s continued growth and success in the Italian market.”

Ms. Calderini is an experienced search consultant in the fashion, lifestyle and luxury markets, and has an extensive track record of executing senior and board level assignments internationally. Prior to joining Eric Salmon & Partners, she gained more than 20 years’ experience in global executive search within renowned firms.

Ms. Calderini spent eight years at Key2People, an Italian executive search company, as a partner and practice leader for the fashion and luxury goods sector, responsible for the set up and development of the practice for global and domestic assignments. Prior to this, she worked for 10 years in the Milan office of Russell Reynolds, where she participated in the creation of the branded apparel & dedicated retail practice at an international level. Ms. Calderini worked on projects in Italy and elsewhere in Europe for both Italian and non-Italian clients. In her earlier career, she worked as a lecturer with the professorship for Industrial Psychology at the University of Trieste.

Italian Economy

The economy of Italy is a highly developed social market economy. It is the third-largest national economy in the European Union, the second-largest manufacturing industry in Europe (seventh-largest in the world), the eighth-largest economy in the world by nominal GDP, and the 12th-largest by GDP (PPP). Italy is a founding member of the European Union, the Eurozone, the OECD, the G7 and the G20; it is the eighth-largest exporter in the world.

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Ms. Calderini’s appointment comes at a significant moment for Eric Salmon & Partners, as the firm recently attained B Corp certification. “This achievement underscores the firm’s unwavering commitment to sustainability, responsible business practices, and ethical leadership,” the search firm said. “Far from adopting a traditional corporate tone, Eric Salmon & Partners is embracing a genuine and passionate message, aligning with the shared values of its partners, clients, and employees. The firm recognizes the growing enthusiasm for progressive and forward-thinking businesses that prioritize people, planet, and profit.”

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“The B Corp certification, internationally recognized for its stringent standards in social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability, positions Eric Salmon & Partners among a select group of global businesses dedicated to making a positive impact on society and the planet,” the firm continued.

“We believe that leadership goes beyond achieving financial success; it encompasses social and environmental stewardship,” said Raoul Nacke, CEO of Eric Salmon & Partners. “Becoming a B Corp reflects our deep commitment to sustainable leadership and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) excellence. We are honored to be part of a global movement that is redefining business success and creating a better future.”

Eric Salmon & Partners is a global executive search, leadership advisory, and board services firm. With offices worldwide, the firm serves a diverse range of clients across industries and sectors. Eric Salmon & Partners was established in 1990.

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Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Executive Editor; Lily Fauver, Senior Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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