Government Affairs Expert Joins Heidrick & Struggles’ Life Sciences Practice In China

SHANGHAI, Dec. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Jonathan Zhu has joined Heidrick & Struggles (Nasdaq:HSII), a premier provider of Executive Search, Leadership Consulting and Culture Shaping services worldwide, as Partner within the Global Life Sciences & Government Affairs Practices, based in Shanghai, China.

Zhu has accumulated more than 20 years of professional experience gained in both the private and public sectors. He was one of the first Chinese-American lobbyists working for an established Washington, D.C.-based government affairs consulting firm. During his tenure with the organization, Zhu advised multinational companies in Sino-America transactions and business development at both the strategic and tactical levels.

"We are excited Jonathan is joining our firm," said Charlie Moore, Global Practice Managing Partner of the firm’s Life Sciences Practice. "His extensive experience in the Life Sciences sector, coupled with his expertise and knowledge in Government Affairs and Executive Search, will make him an exceptional addition to our team, one who can bring immediate value to our multinational Life Sciences clients in China."

Zhu held senior positions such as China Country General Manager and Corporate Marketing Director for both U.S. and Japanese publicly listed multinational companies in the Industrial and Analytical Medical Diagnostic industries. Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Zhu was a Partner with another global executive search company where he led the Life Science & Government Affairs practices in China.

"Jonathan’s know-how and experience in Government Relations will also help multinationals operating in China effectively navigate in this heavily-regulated and highly competitive marketplace where policies and regulations are changing constantly," Moore added.

Early in his career, Zhu worked for U.S. Department of Defense — reporting to a Major General in the U.S. Air Force where he gained the fundamental life values of devotion, discipline and teamwork. He also served on Asia Advisory Board for Coloplast, a Danish-based global medical device company. He has also served as advisor to several leading pharmaceutical and medical devices companies in the region.

Born in China and educated in the U.S. from high school, Zhu’s academic background includes an Engineering (B.S) from University of Maryland, Business (MBA) from University of Baltimore and Law (LL.M) from China University of Political Science & Law.

About Heidrick & Struggles:
Heidrick & Struggles (NASDAQ: HSII) is a premier provider of senior-level Executive Search, Culture Shaping and Leadership Consulting services. For more than 60 years, we have helped our clients build strong leadership teams through quality service, deep insights and our relationships with talented individuals worldwide. Today, Heidrick & Struggles’ leadership experts operate from principal business centers in North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. For more information about Heidrick & Struggles, please visit www.heidrick.com.

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