Jan Norgaard Lauridsen

Partner in Charge

Office Location: Copenhagen

Phone: +45 33 377600

Jan N. Lauridsen is managing partner for Scandinavia and partner in charge of Heidrick & Struggles’ Copenhagen office. He is also a member of the European leadership team. Jan focuses on board, CEO and senior executive searches for clients in the industrial sector, specifically in transportation, logistics, infrastructure, and energy.

Jan has also worked extensively with various private equity firms. Based in Copenhagen, he performs global searches for international companies operating in these areas.

Before joining Heidrick & Struggles, Jan held senior leadership positions with some of the world’s leading transport and logistics companies. Jan has extensive international experience, and has lived in Asia and the Middle East for more than 15 years.

Prior to his career in executive search, Jan was the managing director, Asia Pacific at TORM. Before joining TORM, he was in charge of Asia with Inchcape Shipping Services and also worked for American President Lines in various leadership positions, including serving as managing director for APL and APL Logistics in Dubai. Earlier in his career, he spent more than 10 years at Maersk in various shipping and logistics positions. Jan has also sailed as a captain for Maersk Line.


Jan holds his ship’s master’s degree from Fano Navigationsskole and has completed various executive management courses at INSEAD and other global business schools.