Nao Ichikawa


Office Location: Hong Kong

Phone: +852 21039300

Nao Ichikawa is a principal at Heidrick & Struggles in Hong Kong and a member of the financial services practice. She has focused primarily on buy-side mandates since 2013, working on front office and functional positions in Asia Pacific.

Prior to transferring to the Hong Kong office in 2013, Nao was an associate at the firm’s London office and was a member of the global markets team in the Financial Services Practice. During this time, she worked on projects across functions and asset classes in EMEA global markets including equities, fixed income, commodities and FX in sales, trading, sales trading and structuring. Nao joined Heidrick & Struggles in 2010.

Previously, Nao was a researcher at an executive search boutique, where she worked in commodities and equity research.


Nao earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Durham University. She is fluent in Japanese and English.

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