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The convergence of wellness, sustainability and digitalization on retail and consumer products in Asia
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Retail and consumer product companies are facing an increasingly challenging environment. Digital convergence remains pervasive and informed consumers continue to become more health-conscious and aware of sustainability issues. This combination of dynamics is placing pressure on the extended supply chain of companies in the sector.


The rise of "consumerization" in financial services
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Banks, asset managers, and insurance companies can no longer get by with an incomplete understanding of their customers. Thriving in the new era of customer centricity requires a new kind of leader.


Consumer Products
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As a global leader representing some of the world’s most recognizable brands, Heidrick & Struggles’ Consumer Products team has deep experience recruiting senior business and functional leadership and advising boards of directors on CEO succession, board effectiveness and other leadership issues.  We understand the myriad issues confronting today’s consumer facing businesses and with knowledge of t..


Consumer and Commercial Finance
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With extensive experience and deep technical knowledge, Heidrick & Struggles’ Consumer and Commercial Finance team provides access to and expert assessment of world-class executive talent to the full range of diversified financial services organizations, including: Retail and commercial banking Consumer finance and credit card services Retail brokerage and investment management services Third-part..


Reaching the New Generation of Consumers Requires New Breed of Leaders
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Consumer spending in Asia is expected to grow exponentially, much of it driven by a new generation of online shoppers. The number of people connected to the Internet around the world has grown from 1% of the global population in 1995 to 40% last year. By the end of this year, some 3 billion people will be online. Half of them will be in Asia.


Consumer Banking, Finance, and Small Business Banking
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Heidrick & Struggles is a premier authority on leadership talent within the Consumer Banking, Finance, and Small Business space.  We work with clients across six continents, in more than 50 offices globally, to provide multiple perspectives – on markets, mitigating risk, implications of the sweeping digital revolution, employees, regulators, governments, and local/global communities. Today more th..


Consumer Financial Services
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Heidrick & Struggles' Consumer Financial Services practice spans all aspects of retail, deposits and brand banking, mortgages and secured/unsecured lending, credit cards, small business banking and consumer payments. The team works on a variety of mandates within the Consumer Financial Services segment, both sector specific as well as senior leadership and succession related. At the heart of our a..


Consumer Markets
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As consumers demand more transparency, brand engagement and sustainability, Heidrick & Struggles’ Consumer Markets Practice is at the forefront of industry trends to provide cutting edge counsel to clients in a wide variety of consumer sectors. From CPG search to hospitality executive search, our consumer market expertise is backed by a history of successful talent acquisition and organizational a..


Digital acceleration: The right C-suite expertise
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As companies become ever more enabled by technology, finding executives with the right digital experience gets more complicated. To determine the type of leadership needed for their digital journey, companies should start by asking themselves a few key questions.


Game on: Getting the talent right in consumer products pure play
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The roster of consumer products companies spinning off divisions or business units into pure plays has grown long in the past several years and is getting longer. Whether a particular spinoff is driven by impeccable business logic, activist investors, or inexorable market forces, one thing is certain: the move triggers a host of talent challenges.


2018 heats up: Talent, digital, sustainability, and the butterfly effect
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Executives who view small changes in isolation risk missing their much larger potential for global impact.


Digital Marketing
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As companies evolve from traditional marketing models and elevate digital marketing to a key position in their businesses, a major stumbling block stands in the way: a lack of digital talent. This talent shortage has placed a premium on finding best-in-class marketing and digital marketing leadership. To help companies address these critical leadership gaps, Heidrick & Struggles’ Digital Marketing..


Digital Officers
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Ready or Not: Digital Is Transforming Your Industry Sector Digital transformation continues to disrupt every sector of the economy, bringing unprecedented opportunities for organizations with agile, and long-sighted leaders. For the remainder of the pack, the prospect of true digital transformation engenders the very real possibility of sudden obsolescence. The most forward-thinking companies are ..


Digital Acceleration and Innovation
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What's Your Digital Strategy? Emerging technology, rising customer expectations, changing consumer behaviors, shifting business models and other forces are creating remarkable opportunities and challenges in the new era of digital disruption. Our research shows that most companies are struggling to keep pace with the speed of disruption and that their digital transformation efforts are under-deliv..


Navigating digital transformation
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An executive’s guide to the factors that make a digital transformation successful—and the common pitfalls to avoid.


Digital Innovation
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Ready or Not: Digital Is Transforming Your Industry Sector Digital transformation continues to disrupt every sector of the economy, bringing unprecedented opportunities for organizations with agile, and long-sighted leaders. For the remainder of the pack, the prospect of true digital transformation engenders the very real possibility of sudden obsolescence. The most forward-thinking companies are ..


Building a digital culture: A perspective from Asia
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Digitally mature organizations recognize that people and culture matter as much as technology when it comes to leading a successful digital transformation. Here are four guiding principles for embedding a digital mind-set.


Perspective from Denmark: Digital acceleration—what does it take?
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Interviews with 10 senior executives at Danish companies highlight that digital success has as much to do with culture as it does with technology.


Insurers must prepare now for digital tech threats and opportunities
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Insurance companies are underestimating the scope and pace of digital disruption in their industry. Finding the right digital talent and capabilities will be key to meeting customer expectations and capturing the full value of digital.


Competing amid the storm of digital disruption
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Digital and technological innovations are rapidly changing the competitive landscape. This video showcases how developing greater agility can help your organization weather the storm.


Realising digital ambition through talent and culture
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Companies face a unique mix of cultural and strategic set of challenges in undertaking digital transformations to meet changing consumer demands and emerging digital competitors. Addressing these challenges starts with defining a clear digital ambition and the role talent plays in making it successful.


How boards can have maximum impact on digital strategy
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The key is creating a culture where people are optimistic in the face of challenge, regularly seek to improve, and embrace the opportunities for reinvention that digital brings.


Equipping businesses for a digital world
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It is a fact – technological advancements just keep accelerating. Digital technology has taken over our lives and digital convergence is within sight. If digital skill sets are not continually refreshed, they can rapidly become as obsolete as an old Nokia flip phone.


Building digital dexterity in your leadership team
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Developing a specific mix of leadership and organizational acumen among senior leaders is crucial to accelerating organizations’ digital transformation.


Transforming Asia: The search for digital leaders
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Organizations that find the right digital talent and align their transformation with local conditions and their business strategy will have the edge in the APAC region.


Digital Acceleration and Innovation
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What's Your Digital Strategy? Emerging technology, rising customer expectations, changing consumer behaviors, shifting business models and other forces are creating remarkable opportunities and challenges in the new era of digital disruption. Our research shows that most companies are struggling to keep pace with the speed of disruption and that their digital transformation efforts are under-deliv..


Building a digital culture
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In digital transformations, technology and processes are typically the focus, but companies overlook culture at their peril.


The future of digital financial advice
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“Robo advisors” are threatening to upend the business of financial advisors everywhere. Or are they? A closer look at four plausible scenarios offers practical insights for financial planners eyeing an uncertain future.


Inside the digital boardroom
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The digital revolution has big implications for boards. The best of them are already working hard to bolster their digital know-how.


As Banks Go Digital
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Rethinking the talent model in a period of banking reform.


The importance of a growth mind-set in a digital world
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Companies that chase digital opportunities without first understanding whether their people have the requisite mind-sets to seize them will likely fail.


Developing digital expertise through skill grafting
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Excerpt based on material that originally appeared in the book Goliath’s Revenge.


A balancing act: Monetizing data while protecting consumer privacy
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Using data to advance the business agenda has become a strategic priority, but protecting consumer privacy is a growing concern. The roles of chief data officer and chief privacy officer are evolving and sometimes converging to meet the challenge.


Heidrick & Struggles Adds New Partner to Meet the Growing Convergence of Digital and Health
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Heidrick & Struggles International (Nasdaq:HSII), the premier professional services firm focused on serving the leadership needs of top organizations globally, today announced Phyllis Schneble has joined the firm as Partner within the Life Sciences and Consumer Practices. She is based in the firm's New York office.


Winning with digital: Lessons from financial services
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The race is on among large financial institutions to gain a competitive “digital edge.” Four areas will be critical to success.