Linda Ye Zhang

Partner-In-Charge - Shanghai

Office Location: Shanghai

Phone: +86 21 61361988

Linda Zhang is partner-in-charge of Heidrick & Struggles’ Shanghai office and leads the firm’s Human Resources Officers Practice in China. She is also a member of the Industrial, Consumer and Financial Services practices, serving the recruitment needs of global MNCs and local conglomerates for key management positions in the China region. She has completed numerous senior assignments at both Asia regional and China country level, as well as cross-border assignments working with partners in other regions.

Before that, Linda worked for Bain & Company, one of the global top-tier management consulting firms, as a management consultant, advising Fortune 500 companies on market entry and growth strategy, and organizational and human resources issues. She started her career in executive search as an associate with Heidrick & Struggles, before pursuing her master's degree.

During her early career, Linda worked as an associate for the World Economic Forum based in Geneva, Switzerland, managing the forum’s relationship with the Chinese government, business, academia and the media. She also worked as a business analyst at the investment planning department of China Eastern Airlines based in Shanghai.


Linda earned her bachelor’s degree in international trade from the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing and her MBA with honors (Beta Gamma Sigma) from the University of Chicago.

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