Diane Segalen

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Diane Segalen has recruited partners, managers and board members for more than 25 years.

She specialises in executive committees and boards, building enduring client relationships based on trust and a commitment to achieving excellence. Driven by her passion for working intuitively and creatively with clients to help them achieve their goals, Diane founded Segalen + associés in Paris in October 2011 and oversaw its London launch in 2013. Prior to that, she was Vice-Chairman of CTPartners and opened the Paris office of this US-headquartered firm, which turned out to be one of the fast-growing new players of the industry.

From 1992 to 2005 she was with Heidrick & Struggles (H&S) in New York and Paris, with a break from 1993 to 1997 to launch Boyden’s Paris office with a Partner from H&S. Diane began her career in investment banking in 1987 at Chase Manhattan Bank in New York and in Paris at Banque Arjil, with Compagnie de Presbourg, a listed private equity firm. She holds a Masters in Business Law from the University Paris II Panthéon-Assas. She is also Vice President in Europe of Helen Keller International and is on the board of trustees of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.