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Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc.: Pan-European Healthcare Leader Joins Heidrick & Struggles

* Leading healthcare expert Dr. Jorge Barbat joins Global Life Sciences
* Licensed physician and author; former Country Manager for global search
firm in Spain.

MADRID, Spain May 22, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --Heidrick&Strugglestoday
announced that renowned healthcare expert Dr.Jorge Barbathas joined the firm
as a partner within theGlobal Life Sciences practice. Barbat, who specializes
in advising clients on complex talent strategies, will be based in Madrid.

"Across three continents and more than 20 years of healthcare expertise, Jorge
brings a practical approach and is a leader how has worked with global
organizations of all shapes and sizes," said Luis Urbano, Regional Managing
Partner for Heidrick&Struggles Europe and Africa.

A leading healthcare and biopharmaceutical talent expert, Barbat has advised
top firms and Board of Directors of companies such as Agrolimen, Almirall and
Uriach on corporate governance issues and global talent demands.

"Jorge's arrival strengthens our Global Life Sciences platform within the
European market, enabling us to strengthen and drive additional business,"
said Urbano.

Previously, he was the General Manager of a global executive search firm in
Spain. During his 14 years with that firm, he developed global integration
and C-level assessments for companies such as GlaxoSmithKline and Amgen, and
co-authored the bookPortraits of Leadership
(McGraw Hill).

Barbat also has held several executive positions within the healthcare
industry, including University Hospital, Jiménez Díaz Foundation, a private
clinic in Madrid and the Blood Bank of Barcelona, the largest blood bank in
Spain. There he served as a resident physician and was a specialist in
Preventive Medicine and Public Health.

Additionally, Barbat received his Master's degree from Yale University and was
a Fulbright Scholar. He also earned a Graduate degree from ESADE in Hospital
Management and received his Degree in Medicine and Surgery with first-class
honors from Central University in Barcelona.

About Heidrick&Struggles:

Heidrick&Struggles International, Inc. (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 visitwww.heidrick.com.

CONTACT: Media Contact: Lia L. Randazzo
312.496.1788, lrandazzo@heidrick.com


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Source: Heidrick&Struggles International, Inc. via Globenewswire


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