Elena Ghilardi
Senior Consultant
Practice Groups
"My prime driver is to understand clients’ needs, helping them to find innovative solutions through a lateral thinking approach. Looking for “out of the box” is my way to understand people and organizations."
Elena Ghilardi has been active in Executive Search since 2010 when she started her career in Technical Hunters focusing on the Industrial and Engineering sector. In 2011 she joined Futurestep/Korn Ferry, multinational Executive Group, as a Generalist Delivery Consultant working on different centres of expertise and also responsible for the search team in Italy, Switzerland and Spain. In 2013 Elena grew up to Consultant for the EMEA Consumer Practice, focusing on consumer and retail markets in Italy and across Europe. 

She Joined Signium Italy in 2017 as Senior Consultant. Her main focus is on Consumer, Retail and Digital practice and she has been in charge of several Search projects throughout Europe. She is knowledgeable in a wide range of functions such as General Management, Business Unit Leadership, Marketing and Sales, Finance, Operations/ Manufacturing and Staffing.

Elena holds an Anthropology Degree from the University of Milan and is fluent in Italian, English, French and basic in Japanese. She enjoys her family as well as reading, cooking, playing volleyball, photography, and supporting an autism association in Italy.