Laura-Ann Yuille


Office Location: Dubai

Phone: +971 4 376 4600

Laura-Ann Yuille is a partner in the Heidrick & Struggles’ Dubai office and a member of the firm’s global Consumer Markets and Life Sciences practices. She helps businesses in the Middle East and North Africa primarily with C-level and board of director talent acquisition in consumer facing industries across FMCG, consumer goods, retail, luxury, media and entertainment, sports and hospitality. Additionally, she leads the region’s life sciences efforts and works with clients across the full breadth of the industry including healthcare services, consumer pharmaceutical, biotechnology, diagnostics and medical devices.

Laura-Ann has over 12 years cross-border experience working for local, regional and multinational corporations across Europe, Asia and most latterly emerging markets including the Middle East and Africa.

Most recently and prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, she headed up the consumer, retail and TMT practice regionally for another well-known international search firm. Since relocating to the Middle East, she has developed particular expertise in the emerging markets partnering and advising regional and global businesses looking to enter into new markets.

Before moving to the Middle East, she worked for a sports headhunting boutique in Switzerland and London advising clients on strategic hiring and talent capabilities. Laura-Ann began her career in executive search with a tier one global search firm in London before joining another multinational US search firm as a director on their EMEA Professional Services team.


Laura-Ann graduated from the University of St Andrews in Scotland with a master’s degree in history of art.