CEO & Board of Directors
Helping organizations lead with purpose to be the best they can be now and in the future

CEOs and boards are facing ever-growing disruption and responsibilities. In addition to increased shareholder pressure, activists, digital transformation, and ESG, leadership teams must remain focused on the future and the complexities of CEO succession, C-suite buildouts and creating a dynamic and transparent boardroom that encourages diversity of thought, talent, and teams.

Heidrick & Struggles has a proven global track record of working at the top with efficiency and discretion. Our data-driven advisory approach and extensive global talent network help our clients build inclusive, sustainable leadership teams with the right skills, knowledge, and agility to adapt, change, and remain effective to ensure long-term success.

Annual Report

Board Monitor US 2022

In 2021, boards of companies in the Fortune 500 continued a trend that began in the second half of 2020: bringing in an infusion of fresh thinking by reaching out to groups of people from increasingly diverse backgrounds.

We believe that diversity broadens and enhances the boardroom and leadership teams' perspective.
Our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion 
Board candidates presented on an annual, global, cumulative basis who are diverse
International Women's Day 2022

Where are the women CEOs?

The progress of women to the top role in the world’s largest publicly listed companies has been slow since the appointment of the first woman CEO of a Fortune 500 company, in 1963. After six decades, there are still only 6% around the world.

How can we help?
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Meet our leadership
Lyndon A. Taylor
Regional Managing Partner, Americas
Guy Farrow
Regional Managing Partner, Asia Pacific & Middle East
Alice Breeden
Co-Regional Managing Partner, Europe & Sub-Saharan Africa
Sylvain Dhenin
Co-Regional Managing Partner, Europe & Sub-Saharan Africa
Niels Bentzen
Lead, Middle East & North Africa
Alain Deniau
Lead, Middle East & North Africa
Richard Guest
Lead, Middle East & North Africa
Maliha Jilani
Lead, Middle East & North Africa
Markus Wiesner
Lead, Middle East & North Africa

For nearly 70 years, we've helped clients build successful, diverse senior leadership teams

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