Anne Lim O'Brien
Vice Chairman and Senior Partner at HEIDRICK & STRUGGLES
Anne Lim O’Brien is Vice Chairman and Senior Partner at Heidrick & Struggles, based in New York City. Anne is a key member of the Firm’s Global CEO & Board Practice as well as the Global Consumer Markets and Practice. She specializes in serving consumer clients, particularly at the CEO and Board levels, within Fortune 500 companies as well as those financially sponsored by leading private equity firms.
Her corporate clients have included LVMH Group; Hertz Corporation; Kraft Foods Inc.; Mondelez International; and PepsiCo Inc. Her private equity clients have included Advent Capital; AEA Investors; Berkshire Partners; Carlyle Partners; and KKR.
With more than 25 years of executive search experience, Anne has partnered with Boardroom clients in North America as well as globally to solve their strategic talent needs, bringing a deep understanding of the challenges facing consumer organizations, especially within the consumer products and retail industries.
Anne has also been involved in Board effectiveness as well as Board recruitment projects for both Fortune 500 and private-equity sponsored companies.
Throughout her career, Anne has kept a special interest in CEO succession and Next Generation leaders ± especially in diversity talent, women as well as internationally experienced executives, based both in developed and developing countries.
Anne started her consulting career in Singapore as an Associate with Price Waterhouse focusing on Southeast Asia clients.
In 2008, Anne was recognized by Businessweek as one of the world’s most influential headhunters.
She has served as a member of the Women’s Leadership Board at the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Anne holds a bachelor’s degree from New York University.