March 09, 2012 at 14:32 PM EST
Heidrick & Struggles Partner David Boehmer Named Young Global Leader by World Economic Forum

CHICAGO, March 9, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Leadership advisory firm Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (Nasdaq:HSII) announced today that David Boehmer - Partner, Financial Services and Sector Leader, Consumer & Commercial Banking, has been named a Young Global Leader (YGL) by the World Economic Forum (WEF).

"We are extremely proud that one of our own extraordinary young leaders was selected, David Boehmer," said Kevin Kelly, CEO Heidrick & Struggles. "David has grown up within the firm. His leadership, dedication to clients, and focus on developing our next generation of young leaders are all qualities that set him apart professionally. In addition, his passion for social causes and helping the less advantaged, particularly his involvement in the Komera Project, make a meaningful difference in the world. We are thrilled that this has been recognized."

Commenting on the news of his inclusion, David Boehmer said, "The backgrounds and talent of the YGLs is overwhelming. It is a true honor. This is an exciting time for our generation of leaders, and I hope that we can bring about effective global change for the future."

This year, thousands of individuals were nominated for their professional accomplishments, commitment to society and potential to contribute to shaping the future of the world. The nominees represent diverse backgrounds including business, government, media, arts and culture. A consistent methodology was applied to assess each individual's achievements and suitability for the role of Young Global Leader. These assessments were taken by the selection committee, chaired by H.M. Queen Rania Al Abdullah of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, to narrow the selection to the final 192 honorees.

For 2012, WEF has selected 192 YGLs from 59 countries; 41 percent are women. The 2012 class hails from East Asia (38), South Asia (19), Europe (46), Middle East and North Africa (15), sub-Saharan Africa (18), North America (37) and Latin America (19).

About Young Global Leaders

The Forum of Young Global Leaders has three objectives:

  • To transform the next generation of leaders: through personal experiences that exchange knowledge, build better understanding and define the major global challenges.
  • To build a global community of peers: by engaging Young Global Leaders into networks and processes that search for forward-looking and innovative solutions for humankind.
  • To positively impact global challenges: by engaging Young Global Leaders in collaborative actions that leverage individual contributions in to collective action and taskforces. For a full 2012 list of YGLs honored, click here.

About Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc.

Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (Nasdaq:HSII) is the leadership advisory firm providing executive search and leadership consulting services, including succession planning, executive assessment, talent retention management, executive development, transition consulting for newly appointed executives, and M&A human capital integration consulting. For almost 60 years, we have focused on quality service and built strong leadership teams through our relationships with clients and individuals worldwide. Today, Heidrick & Struggles' leadership experts operate from principal business centers globally. For more information about Heidrick & Struggles, please visit www.heidrick.com.

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