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Heidrick & Struggles Appoints Managing Partner for Scandinavia

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Feb. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Heidrick & Struggles (Nasdaq: HSII), a premier provider of executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping worldwide, has appointed Jan N. Lauridsen as Managing Partner for Scandinavia.

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Based in Copenhagen and a member of the firm's global Industrial practice, Lauridsen will be responsible for growing the firm's operation in the region. This newly created role underscores the firm's continuing commitment to serving its clients across the Nordic region, including Sweden, Denmark and Norway.

"In addition to his deep understanding of the European market, Jan has a unique international perspective and skill set, which serves our global clients well," said Luis Urbano, Regional Managing Partner for Europe and Africa. "As a new member of the firm's European leadership team, he brings renewed focus and momentum to our Scandinavian operation," said Urbano.

Originally from Denmark, Lauridsen recently relocated from the firm's Singapore office where he advised global clients on CEO succession and leadership, across a range of sectors including energy, transport & logistics and private equity.

Prior to joining the firm, Lauridsen held senior roles with leading firms including TORM, Inchcape Shipping Services, American President Lines and various companies in the Maersk Group.  Lauridsen returns to Denmark having spent 15 years working mainly in the Middle East and Asia.

About Heidrick & Struggles:
Heidrick & Struggles (Nasdaq: HSII) serves the executive talent and leadership needs of the world's top organizations as a premier provider of leadership consulting, culture shaping and senior-level executive search services. Heidrick & Struggles pioneered the profession of executive search more than 60 years ago. Today, the firm serves as a trusted advisor, providing integrated leadership solutions and helping its clients change the world, one leadership team at a time.®

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