Paola Calderini


Via Borgonuovo 12
I-20121 Milano

Paola 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, Paola gained more than twenty years’ experience in global executive search within renowned firms.

She spent eight years at Key2People, the leading Italian Executive Search company, as a Partner and Practice Leader for the Fashion & Luxury Goods sector where she was responsible for creating and developing the Practice for global and domestic assignments. She served prestigious clients in the Fashion and Luxury Industry, working with world-famous global brands and family-owned companies.

Prior to this she worked for ten year in the Milan office of Russell Reynolds, in the Consumer Sector. Here she participated in the creation of the Branded Apparel & Dedicated Retail practice at an international level. She worked on projects in Italy and elsewhere in Europe for both Italian and non-Italian clients. She also managed research projects for General Counsels and Corporate Communications positions.

Before she was at Tasa Group and at an Italian executive recruiting boutique where she concentrated on searches in the consumer sector and assessment projects.

At the beginning of her career, Paola Calderini collaborated as a Lecturer with the professorship for Industrial Psychology of the University of Trieste.

An Italian national, Paola holds a degree in Political Science with an Economics specialization from the Università degli Studi di Trieste. She also attended a post graduate program in Human Resources
Development at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore.


Sector expertise

Retail & Apparel, Luxury Goods


Italian, English