December 15, 2011
Heidrick & Struggles International Inc., the leadership advisory firm, said it has named Eric Olson to the role of global practice managing partner of Leadership Consulting. He will serve on the firm's operating committee and report directly to CEO L. Kevin Kelly.
Olson joins Heidrick & Struggles from Oliver Wyman Leadership Development, where he led their European consulting operations. He also served as CEO of Health Address. Olson has taught several change and complexity courses at UCLA and UC Irvine Business Schools.
Olson holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the Fuller Graduate School of Psychology in Pasadena, Calif. and master's degrees in complexity and organizational change from the University of Hertfordshire in England and in counseling psychology from Central Washington University.