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Heidrick & Struggles Names Industrial Sector Leadership

CHICAGO – DECEMBER 5, 2012 – Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (Nasdaq:HSII), the leadership advisory firm providing executive search and leadership consulting services worldwide, today announced the appointment of three Global Sector Leaders in the Industrial Practice. The appointments are made as part of a global strategy designed to further increase and integrate Leadership Advisory services into the Industrial Practice's expanding client portfolio worldwide.

Jon Boyle will lead Transportation & Logistics; Claire Skinner will oversee Energy, Infrastructure & Sustainability; and Luigi Slaviero will lead Natural Resources.

"We have the strongest, globally-connected Industrial team in the marketplace and take great pride in ensuring we continue to recruit and develop leaders locally, regionally and globally to reinforce this strength," said Daren Kemp, Global Managing Partner, Industrial Practice. "Our clients expect and deserve the best of what Heidrick & Struggles has to offer. The caliber of these appointments will ensure current and future clients receive the full force of our team's deep sector expertise."

With the Industrial world spanning all corners of the globe, Heidrick & Struggles offers expansive team coverage and local market expertise that few firms in our industry can match. “The sheer scale of the opportunities ahead opens more doors than we could have ever imagined even five years ago," Kemp added “So we prioritize. We focus on the value we are delivering to the clients that chose us as their partner and in turn, we stay committed to their success and their growth."

The firm’s global sector leadership appointments include:

    Based in Dubai, Boyle is a 12-year veteran of the firm. His appointment signifies an important step for the Transportation & Logistics sector – his airlines, airports, maritime and rail expertise will not only strengthen, but expand Practice reach. Boyle’s leadership, backed by Heidrick & Struggles’ commitment to invest in the sector, positions the firm for the anticipated growth in the coming months and years. 

    Skinner is the leader of the Industrial Practice in London and has gained the reputation as an exceptional team player. She focuses on building executive and non-executive teams for a wide range of clients across the energy & utility supply chain, including alternative energy, environmental infrastructure, resource efficiency, clean technology, and sustainable agriculture. Skinner also has significant experience in senior sustainability appointments within major corporations, government and non-profit organizations. Finally, Skinner is a recognized voice within the industrial space. 

    Paris-based Slaviero has effectively been leading the Natural Resources sector comprising Oil & Gas, Chemicals, Mining & Metals and Agrisectorfor the past year, developing unique ways to breakdown the addressable market. He brings insightful global experience and a proven ability to build and develop strong, performance-orientated teams. Slaviero speaks eight languages – he is fluent in Dutch, Italian, French and English, is comfortable with Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian and German – a unique skill that allows him to work seamlessly with international clients.

About the Industrial Practice
The Industrial Practice splits its coverage into four main sectors, Manufacturing, Energy, Infrastructure & Sustainability (EIS), Transport and Logistics, and Natural Resources, and combines unparalleled search resources with a deeply consultative approach. Our dedicated group of 125 consultants has broad vertical experience in every industry sector. The practice serves every region across the globe, including critical emerging markets, including: China, Russia, India, the Middle East and Eastern Europe.

About Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc.
Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc., (Nasdaq:HSII) is the leadership advisory firm providing executive search and leadership consulting services, including succession planning, executive assessment, talent retention management, executive development, transition consulting for newly appointed executives, and M&A human capital integration consulting. For almost 60 years, we have focused on quality service and built strong leadership teams through our relationships with clients and individuals worldwide. Today, Heidrick & Struggles leadership experts operate from principal business centers around the world. For more information about Heidrick & Struggles, please visit