Linda Zhang is the partner in charge of Heidrick & Struggles’ Shanghai office and leads the firm’s CEO & Board of Director's Practice in China. She is also a member of the Consumer and Industrial practices, serving the recruitment needs of global MNCs and local conglomerates for key management positions in the China region.


Linda has completed numerous senior assignments at both the Asia regional and China country level, as well as cross-border assignments working with partners in other regions.

Before joining Heidrick & Struggles, 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.


University of Chicago, MBA, with Honors (Beta Gamma Sigma)
The University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, 

Bachelor’s in International Trade