Heidrick & Struggles is participating in its fifth World Economic Forum in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland this year, and we have the distinct privilege of being the only search firm that is a strategic partner of the Forum. We work exclusively with Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, to place some of the most notable people in the world to The Foundation Board as well as within the Forum. Most recently, Heidrick & Struggles placed Josette Sheeran as Vice Chairman and Managing Director of the Board to work directly with world leaders including the heads of state for the G20.
The mission of the World Economic Forum as expressed in its motto is quite simple: "WEF is committed to improving the state of the world." And, the Forum fulfills that mission by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.
Our partnership with WEF is exceptionally unique. From the prestige of the global business platform every January in Davos, to the regional meetings throughout the year and our role with the Young Global Leaders - each opportunity further differentiates Heidrick & Struggles within the industry and beyond.
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During the 2012 meeting in Klosters-Davos, Heidrick & Struggle’s 2012 delegation – L. Kevin Kelly, Valerie Germain, Gareth McIlroy, Krishnan
Rajagopalan and John Strackhouse – will attend a series of public and private meetings to interface with the world’s top leadership to discuss pivotal issue facing our industry, including: leadership during turbulent economic times, global job growth, global talent shifts, talent mobility, job creation and getting economies working again, to name a few.
To read more about our delegates, please click on the biographies above.
Four questions with L. Kevin Kelly for the World Economic Forum
Earlier this year, the World Economic Forum posed a series of questions to business and world leaders, ranging from the general state of the economy to sustainability.
Access the Global Talent Index
Heidrick & Struggles, in partnership with the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), undertook a study to encapsulate the current state of global talent and its future configuration around the planet. The resulting research, incorporating the data analysis of sixty countries, shows subtle shifts and changes as it measures global talent in 2011 and anticipates future realities in 2015.