After a number of years in Singapore, Jan N. Lauridsen will now be located to Copenhagen to improve maritime business on the Scandinavian market.
Jan N. Lauridsen is responsible for the American Heidrick & Struggles’ global maritime executive search. To let the business grow, Heidrick & Struggles relocates him to Copenhagen, which now will take the position as Scandinavian headquarter.
In Singapore Jan N. Lauridsen has been responsible for building up the maritime business to Heidrick & Struggles, but now his main tasks in Copenhagen will be to find new employees for the new offices in Copenhagen and Stockholm.
One of the reasons behind the relocation is the European timezone, where “you can bite off Singapore in the morning and the American East Coast in the afternoon”. As a consequence of the venture capital fund entering the shipping market, United States has in general moved up the rank prior to the shipping industry, which also regards the list where headhunters spend their time.
“Singapore and Asia is still the operational hubs of the world when it comes to maritime businesses, but the managerial power exists in Europe. Since private equity funds has invested in shipping United States has been a bigger player, therefore will a base in Copenhagen get me closer to many of our great clients,” says Jan N. Lauridsen.
In addition being Managing Partner for Scandinavia will he continue to be head of maritime headhunting on a global plan to Heidrick & Struggles.