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Heidrick & Struggles Appoints Anne Lim O'Brien to Vice Chairman

CHICAGO, Apr 9, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) --Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (Nasdaq:HSII), the leadership advisory firm providing executive search and leadership consulting services worldwide, today announced the appointment of Anne Lim O'Brien to Vice Chairman within the Global CEO & Board of Directors Practice at Heidrick & Struggles.

"Anne exemplifies the qualities we seek in our vice chairs," said L. Kevin Kelly, chief executive officer. "Her market visibility and unparalleled reputation add high value to our clients. She is also a demonstrated leader and mentor within the firm. We are pleased to recognize her accomplishments."

Throughout her career, O'Brien has conducted executive search assignments for an extensive range of global Fortune 500 corporations, particularly within the Consumer Markets and at the CEO and board levels and those financially sponsored by leading private equity firms. O'Brien started her consulting career in Singapore as an Associate with Price Waterhouse focusing on Southeast Asia clients.

O'Brien holds a bachelors degree from New York University and graduated magna cum laude, in accounting. In 2008, she was recognized by Businessweek Magazine as one of the world's most influential headhunters. O'Brien has served as a member of the Women's Leadership Board at the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government and is fluent in three languages; English, Chinese, Malay.

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 globally. For more information about Heidrick & Struggles, please visit

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SOURCE: Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc.

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