Julian Ha


Office Location: Washington

Phone: +1 202 3314900

Julian Ha is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ Washington D.C. office and leads the global Government & Policy and Association practices. He is also a member of the Legal, Risk, Compliance & Government Affairs and CEO & Board of Directors practices. Julian represents numerous fortune 500 clients and member-driven organizations and has placed senior executives around the globe in legal, public policy, government relations, public affairs and communications roles.

Prior to executive search, Julian practiced corporate law in New York, Singapore, and London. As an attorney with Paul Weiss, Baker & McKenzie and Linklaters, he advised multinational corporations on their IPOs, private equity investments and cross-border M&A transactions. Julian has also operated as a venture capitalist in London, headed the European business development efforts of Capital IQ, a financial software company, and was a director in the corporate finance group of Evolution Securities China Limited.

Julian has extensive boardroom governance experience, having served on the board of China Recycling Energy Corporation (CREG), a NASDAQ-listed cleantech company where he chaired CREG’s compensation committee and was a member of its audit and nominating & governance committees. Julian is currently a board member of the Public Affairs Council, US-ASEAN Business Council and National Association of Corporate Directors - Capital Area Chapter. He also serves on the global board of AESC which represents the entire retained executive search and leadership consulting profession.



Julian earned his J.D. from The NYU School of Law, his master’s degrees from the London School of Economics and Harvard University, and his B.A., magna cum laude, from Cornell University. He attained a certificate in corporate finance from The London Business School and holds a NACD Certificate of Director Education. Julian is a member of the bar of the state of New York.

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