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Heidrick & Struggles appoint global managing partner of financial services practice

Heidrick & Struggles has appointed David Boehmer as global managing partner of its financial services practice.


Boehmer will work out of the firm's London office, and will also continue to lead the financial services practice in Europe and Africa.  In his role as global practice leader, the company says he will be responsible for driving the strategic direction of the practice and overseeing a team of approximately 70 consultants worldwide.


Krishnan Rajagopalan, executive vice president and managing partner of executive search at Heidrick & Struggles, commented, "As globalization continues to impact financial services organizations, it is essential that executives have the leadership skills and talent to navigate constant change and uncertainty.


"Through David's steadfast leadership, depth of industry knowledge and innovative approach, Heidrick is well positioned to build upon our continued success within the financial services sector."    


Prior to being appointed global practice leader, Boehmer served as the regional managing partner for the financial service practice for the Americas and relocated to London to run the Europe and Africa region for financial services. He also led the financial services infrastructure practice for the Americas.


Heidrick and Struggles claim that Boehmer has been integral to strengthening and growing the Financial Service Practice in the Americas and Europe. His portfolio of search and advisory work over the years spans senior front office and functional roles including board, CEO, CIO, COO and general management positions across financial technology, payments, banking, asset management, hedge fund, capital markets, insurance and alternative investment clients. Boehmer was also named a World Economic Forum, Young Global Leader in 2012. Currently, Boehmer is leading efforts and guiding the conversation on the next generation of leadership, diversity and innovation within the Young Global Leader community.

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