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Energy Execs: Hybrid Leaders Required
According to Heidrick & Struggles, Leadership Will Need a Balance of IQ, EQ and CQ

HOUSTON, March 1, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Heidrick & Struggles is proud to be a prominent sponsor of CERAWeek 2012, the premier energy conference that offers a global convergence for the energy industry. The conference, held in Houston from March 4-9, will address the changing landscape, markets, technology, geopolitics, environment — and the industry implications. This year's theme, "Energy and the Economy: Quest for Growth," focuses on how best to rebuild the global economy and provide international stability. In addition, CEO Kevin Kelly is a featured distinguished panelist speaking on "The Future of Energy Leadership in a Globalized World."

Energy executives worldwide are asking how can we bridge the gap between shifting markets, technology and have the right leaders to meet the growing issues confronting the energy sector? What can be done about the current and future energy talent gaps?

CEO Kevin Kelly and Les Csorba, Houston Partner-In-Charge will be available for interviews at this year's CERAWeek. Heidrick & Struggles has a direct line into the C-suite and with Boards in the energy sector around the globe.  As a result, we can offer rich perspective and insight on a variety of topics relating to talent trends in the energy sector, including:

  O&G Talent Shortage: An endemic talent problem exists in this industry given that insufficient talent has come into this industry during the peak years. As a result, the workforce has matured and continues to do so – not refreshing quickly enough. 

  Sector Risk: Oil & gas projects have become so large and risky that almost no companies are willing to shoulder the burden alone. As a result, the industry is seeing more joint ventures and collaborative projects between competitors.  This requires a very specific type of leadership – transformational leadership.

  NOC Rise: There is a rise in the power of the National Oil Companies and their globalization into "INOCs" (international national oil companies) – how will this impact senior talent needs in the industry?

To schedule an interview, contact:

  Lia Randazzo, Media Relations Manager, or 312.496.1788

  Nada Stojadinovic, Media Relations Manager, or 414.350.7277

Interviews can be conducted as requested by media, or at the Heidrick & Struggles Hospitality Suite :

  Level 3, Room 328, Hilton Americas

  1600 Lamar Street - Houston, TX 77010

About Heidrick & Struggles:

Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc., (Nasdaq:HSII) is the leadership advisory firm providing executive search and leadership consulting services. For almost 60 years, we have been building deep relationships with the world's most talented individuals on behalf of the world's most successful companies. Through the strategic acquisition, development and retention of talent we help our clients – from the most established market giants to the newest market disruptors within the energy sector – build winning leadership teams. For more, please visit

CONTACT:  Lia Randazzo, Media Relations Manager
 or 312.496.1788