Anne Lim O’Brien
Vice Chairman ,
Heidrick & Struggles
Anne Lim O’Brien is Vice Chair and Senior Partner at Heidrick & Struggles, based in New York. She is a top contributor and leader in the firm’s Global CEO & Board and Global Consumer Markets Practices.
As a talent and leadership advisor, she specializes in advising and serving boardroom and C-Suite clients within Fortune 500 companies as well as those financially sponsored by leading private equity firms and for owner-founder led companies.
With more than 30 years experience, Ms. Lim O’Brien has partnered with boardroom clients globally to solve their governance and CEO talent and leadership search needs. During this time, she has completed more than 250 such projects working at the top. She brings deep and relevant understanding of the challenges facing consumer organizations, especially within the consumer products, consumer services, and retail industries. In 2008, Ms. Lim O’Brien was recognized by Businessweek Magazine as one of the world’s most influential headhunters.
Ms. Lim O’Brien started her management consulting career in Singapore as an Associate Consultant with Price Waterhouse, focusing on Southeast Asia clients. She has served as a member of the Women’s Leadership Board at the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government as well as on the Board of Action Against Hunger. She is an accounting graduate of New York University.