Anne Lim O'Brien

Vice Chairman

Office Location: New York City

Phone: +1 212 867 9876

Anne Lim O’Brien is the Vice Chairman in Heidrick & Struggles’ New York office and a member of the global Consumer Markets and CEO & Board of Directors practices. She specializes in serving consumer clients particularly at the CEO and board levels within Fortune 500 companies as well as those financially sponsored by leading private equity firms.

With more than 20 years of executive search experience, Anne has partnered with clients globally to solve their strategic talent needs, bringing a deep understanding of the challenges facing consumer organizations, especially in the consumer products and retail industries. Anne started her consulting career in Singapore as an associate with Price Waterhouse focusing on Southeast Asia clients.

Throughout her career, Anne has maintained a special interest in CEO succession and next generation leaders – especially in diversity talent, which includes women as well as internationally experienced executives based both in developed and developing countries.

Anne has been recognized by Businessweek as one of the world’s most influential headhunters, and has served as a member of the Women's Leadership Board at the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government.


Anne holds a bachelor’s degree from New York University.

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