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Panchalee Weeratammawat Joins Heidrick & Struggles' Consumer Markets Practice as Partner

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BANGKOK, Thailand, Jan. 15, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Heidrick & Struggles International (Nasdaq:HSII), the premier professional services firm serving the leadership needs of top organizations globally, today announced that Panchalee Weeratammawat has joined the firm as Partner in the Consumer Markets Practice, based in Bangkok, Thailand.

Panchalee brings in-depth, diverse knowledge to the team. She has more than 24 years of solid experience leading many strategic HR leadership positions in various multinational companies in Thailand and many markets in Asia.

"The Consumer Markets Sector in the region is thriving, and there are tremendous opportunities for growth. We are delighted to welcome Panchalee to Heidrick & Struggles' Consumer Markets Practice. Her depth and breadth of knowledge as an HR professional specializing in consumer markets is a perfect fit for our team," said Karen Fifer, Global Head of Consumer Markets at Heidrick & Struggles.

Early in her career, Panchalee worked as a consultant at a boutique executive search firm. She went on to hold senior HR positions at a number of multinational organizations not only in Thailand but also in Asia including Tesco, Kao and Pfizer. From 2010-2012, she worked for Reliance Industries Limited, India, as the Chief Human Resources Development Officer. Her latest corporate role was the Vice President of Human Resources for DKSH (Thailand) Limited.

"Panchalee's extensive local knowledge, as well as her experience in talent management and organizational effectiveness in emerging markets across the region, will be very valuable in helping us further tap into the markets and create value for our clients," said Jeff Stryker, Partner-in-Charge of Heidrick & Struggles, Thailand.

Panchalee holds a bachelor's degree in Business English Communications from Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand and a post-graduate diploma in Human Resources Management from Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration in Bangkok, Thailand.

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