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Heidrick & Struggles Adds Partner to Life Sciences Practice in Singapore

Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc., a premier provider of executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services worldwide, today announced that Jimson Cheng has joined the firm as Partner in the Healthcare and Life Sciences Practice, based in Singapore.

"Asia Pacific is witnessing a new era of growth and opportunities in the healthcare and life sciences sectors. With an increasing number of pharmaceutical, medical device and healthcare providers expanding their operations in Asia Pacific, 2017 is off to a strong start and we need to increase our footprint in the region," said Charles Moore, Managing Partner of Heidrick & Struggles' Life Sciences Practice for Asia Pacific and the Middle East. "Jimson is a seasoned consultant and his extensive knowledge in the life science and healthcare industry across the region brings tremendous value to clients as they face a new paradigm of access, reimbursement, and digital, among other challenges."

Cheng has nearly 15 years of executive search and leadership consulting experience in the Asia Pacific region. Prior to Heidrick & Struggles, he was the regional lead of the Life Sciences Practice for another executive search firm, where he built that firm's team and capabilities. Before he started his search career, Cheng held a variety of leadership roles in a number of renowned organizations within the healthcare sector, including Abbott and Baxter. He started his career at Temasek Holdings within a subsidiary focused on Biotechnology.

"I am thrilled to be joining Heidrick and Struggles at a time when our clients in region are experiencing significant growth and companies are moving up in the value chain," Cheng said. "Our firm has a long and successful history of providing executive seach and leadership consulting services to the healthcare and life sciences industry across the region, with a deep understanding of the expertise and talent needed for leaders to succeed at various stages in the evolution of their businesses."

"Jimson is a strong leader in the talent and leadership space across Asia Pacific," said John Mitchell, Global Practice Managing Partner, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Heidrick & Struggles. "Both our clients and our practice will benefit from his experience and industry knowledge; we are thrilled to have him on the team."

Cheng obtained his Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry degree from the University of Massachusetts. He previously lived in the U.S. and Thailand.