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Hong Kong – Heidrick & Struggles appoints first female Global Managing Partner in Asia

01 October 2013

Executive recruitment firm Heidrick & Struggles International (HSII: NSDQ), announced that Karen Fifer has been appointed to lead the Global Consumer Markets Practice in Hong Kong, where she will also serve on the firm's operating committee.

Jory J. Marino, Interim CEO, Heidrick & Struggles, said: "Since joining the firm in 2005, Karen has distinguished herself as a driven and truly international consumer expert. Our clients depend on her counsel and find great value in her industry insight and candour. Asia is fast becoming the epicentre for consumer markets and Karen is a natural fit to lead our Global Consumer Practice globally. Above all, Karen strives for excellence in all aspects of her life and is looking to capitalise on the practice momentum and further expand our elite consumer team."

In addition, Ms Fifer has significant experience conducting cross-border searches for local, regional and multinational corporations as the quest for the best talent intensifies. Ms Fifer is also co-chair of WomenCorporateDirectors in Hong Kong and spearheads efforts in the broader Asia Pacific region. She actively advocates a variety of diversity initiatives.

Ms Fifer said: "As the first female Global Managing Partner based in Asia, I am dedicated to leveraging my industry knowledge and years of experience to further grow the practice, and I look forward to seeing more women pursuing their career goals while having a balanced quality of life.”

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