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CAREERS IN ASIA PACIFIC & MIDDLE EAST

Our next-gen leaders

Meet our colleagues from around the region who are on exciting career paths in executive search and Heidrick Consulting.

Executive Search

Pakinam Azzam, Associate, Dubai

Supporting our Industrial, CEO and Board of Directors practices, Pakinam shares her learning and development journey.

Executive Search

Suchata Biswas, Associate, Bangalore

Working in our Global Technology & Services Practice, Suchata talks about the inclusive culture at Heidrick & Struggles.

EXECUTIVE SEARCH

Sari Hattanda, Engagement Manager, Tokyo

Sari talks about her role transition and career progression within the firm’s Financial Services Practice.

EXECUTIVE SEARCH

Lara Kuhn, Senior Associate, Melbourne

Lara from our Industrial Practice shares the main highlight of her time here has been the opportunity to interview a candidate who was a Nobel Peace Prize winner.

EXECUTIVE SEARCH

John Sang Moon Lee, Senior Associate, Seoul

John from our Healthcare & Life Sciences Practice highlights his top three career tips for people interested in a career in executive search.

EXECUTIVE SEARCH

Joanne Pek, Senior Associate, Singapore

Working in our Financial Services Practice, Joanne explains how our colleagues at the firm are empowered to reach their highest potential.

EXECUTIVE SEARCH

Jing Qu, Engagement Manager, Beijing

Jing from our Healthcare & Life Sciences Practice aspires to become a trusted advisor and to build long-term partnerships with clients.

EXECUTIVE SEARCH

Katharine Whittaker, Engagement Manager, Sydney

As a member of our Global Technology & Services Practice, Katharine shares that the best piece of advice she has received is “don’t be afraid to challenge the status quo”.

EXECUTIVE SEARCH

Hazel Xia, Associate, Hong Kong

Supporting our Financial Services Practice, Hazel describes how inspiring and motivating it is to work with great talent in the firm to support the strategic growth of our clients.

EXECUTIVE SEARCH

Janet Zhao, Engagement Manager, Shanghai

Focusing on the Consumer Markets and Industrial practices, Janet shares the tips and benefits of starting a career at Heidrick & Struggles.

HEIDRICK CONSULTING

Mike Assin, Principal, Hong Kong

Having relocated from our London office to Hong Kong, Mike describes the culture and best parts about working at the firm.

HEIDRICK CONSULTING

Shibani Gulwadi, Consultant, Sydney

Given her psychology background, Shibani talks about the firm’s support on her role change to focus on leadership consulting.

HEIDRICK CONSULTING

Bhavya Pabby, Principal, New Delhi

Bhavya describes his first day at the firm travelling overseas to meet his project working team and his first client.

HEIDRICK CONSULTING

Gayel Sidaoui, Engagement Leader, Dubai

Gayel shares his top three career tips – to be prepared to challenge, anticipate your clients’ needs, and build your network from your first day.

HEIDRICK CONSULTING

Chelsea Wilson, Consultant, Singapore

Starting out in executive search in Melbourne and now as a consultant in Heidrick Consulting based in Singapore, Chelsea takes about meeting people of diverse backgrounds and industries.