Laurence Vallaeys


Laurence Vallaeys

Laurence focuses on senior executive and non-executive roles in the FMCG, retail and leisure sectors and works closely with the rest of the team to strengthen our capability and reach in these sectors.

She has more than twenty years’ experience in assisting Board and Divisional Boards to identify and recruit senior leadership talent in the UK and internationally. She has a strong understanding of how critical both cultural fit and diversity are to the success of any team and with many business models undergoing significant changes today.

Laurence has successfully partnered with diverse clients from multinationals and PLC’s to private equity backed, family owned companies and entrepreneurs. Her track record spans both Executive and Non-Executive placements including CEO’s, NED’s, European VP’s as well as Strategy, Sales, Business Development, Commercial and Marketing Officers.

Laurence has a particular interest in challenger brands, owner driven businesses, private equity backed ventures and SME’s; where she has a significant track record.

Having started her career in the UK with Whitehead Mann, Laurence worked extensively across the retail sector for over 15 years before joining Odgers Berndtson to set up their European Consumer and Leisure Practice. After nine successful years she then helped launch a CMO practice at a boutique search firm and later joined the Consumer, Retail and Hospitality Practice of a global American search firm as a Partner. Laurence has been with Warren Partners since 2015.

Born and educated in Belgium, France and the UK, Laurence is a graduate of the Institut Marie Haps, Bruxelles and Buckingham University.

In a fiercely competitive market, it is the quality of our people, our market expertise and our commitment to “treating others as we want to be treated” which sets us apart.