April 10, 2012 – Chicago-based executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International has named Anne Lim O'Brien as vice chairman of its global CEO & board of directors practice. Throughout her career, Ms. O'Brien has conducted executive search assignments for an extensive range of global Fortune 500 corporations, particularly within the consumer markets and at the CEO and board levels and those financially sponsored by leading private equity firms. "Anne exemplifies the qualities we seek in our vice chairs," said L. Kevin Kelly, chief executive officer. "Her market visibility and unparalleled reputation add high value to our clients. She is also a demonstrated leader and mentor within the firm. We are pleased to recognize her accomplishments."