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Jan Norgaard Lauridsen Joins Heidrick & Struggles as Partner

Maritime Shipping and Logistics Expert Joins Industrial Team

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SINGAPORE, Sept. 2, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Heidrick & Struggles International (Nasdaq:HSII), the premier professional services firm focused on serving the leadership needs of top organizations globally, today announced that Jan Norgaard Lauridsen has joined the firm as Partner within the Industrial Practice. He will be based out of the Singapore office.

With more than 20 years of experience in the shipping and logistics sector with some of the largest companies in the world, Jan will be a valuable addition to Heidrick & Struggles' Industrial Practice. His deep knowledge and sector experience across various global markets will be a differentiating asset and bring great value for clients.

"Jan's seasoned expertise will further position Heidrick & Struggles for leadership excellence globally. Our industrial clients within Asia-Pacific and beyond will see immediate value in his deep level of industry knowledge," said Arun Das Mahapatra, Regional Managing Partner of the Industrial Practice in Asia and the Middle East. Lauridsen is highly regarded as one of the leading experts in the shipping and logistics industry. He will be focused on Asia-Pacific growth and emerging markets.  

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles Lauridsen was the Regional Managing Director, Asia Pacific at TORM. Before that, Lauridsen was in charge of Asia Pacific as Senior Vice President with Inchcape Shipping Services. Lauridsen also worked for NOL in various positions, including serving as Managing Director for APL and APL Logistics in Dubai. Earlier in his career Lauridsen spent more than 10 years in A.P. Møller Maersk with increasing responsibilities in various shipping and logistics positions and had sailed as a Captain for Maersk Line.

Lauridsen holds his ship's master degrees from Fano Navigationsskole and has completed various executive management courses at INSEAD and other global business schools.

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