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Heidrick & Struggles Adds New Partner in London

Louis Besland Joins Industrial Practice

LONDON, Oct. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Heidrick & Struggles (Nasdaq: HSII), a premier provider of executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping worldwide, has appointed Louis Besland as a Partner in its Industrial Practice and as Head of Chemicals for Europe and Africa.

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Based in London with a remit across Europe, Besland will focus on building the firm's search and leadership consulting activities in the oil and gas, chemical and energy sectors.

He has more than 30 years of consulting and operational experience and has built a strong reputation as a trusted adviser to corporate boards and management teams. He has been an advisor to international and national oil companies, large energy groups, oil service companies, chemical groups, and government organisations as well as private-equity firms.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Louis was Managing Director and co-head of the European and Middle East Oil, Gas & Chemicals practice at AlixPartners. He also spent 12 years as a Partner at A.T. Kearney leading the firm's energy practice and was a Partner at Gemini Consulting and PA Consulting group.

"Louis' deep sector expertise and background make him uniquely placed to deliver both search and leadership consulting services at the highest level for our global clients," said Jamie Page, who leads the firm's UK Industrial Practice.  

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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