Cornerstone Global Partners Names Aerospace & Aviation Practice Leader

March 20, 2017 – Executive search firm Cornerstone Global Partners has appointed Kent Yar as practice leader for its aerospace & aviation search business.

Based in Singapore, Mr. Yar will be responsible for developing Cornerstone Global Partners’ aerospace & aviation business in the Asia Pacific region, including general aviation, airliners, manufacturers and MROs, and assist the firm’s efforts in client retention, new business production, and talent development. He will also work closely with the firm’s other teams in APAC to service regional and international clients.

New Era

Mr. Yar specializes in aerospace, aviation and defense executive search across Asia Pacific and provides advisory to multinational corporations and start-ups in the region related to aerospace OEMs, MROs, airliners, defense contractors, airport authorities and venture capitalists. He served previously in senior roles in companies such as Spring Professional and Kelly Services as well as other search firms. His last role was deputy managing director at Morgan Philips Singapore.

“Kent’s appointment marks an exciting new era for us in Asia Pacific,” said Chris Watkins, managing partner at Cornerstone Global Partners. “He brings significant international experience in the aerospace and aviation sector and will provide further knowledge and expertise to our clients in the region.”


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“Having worked previously within the aerospace and aviation sector for the executive search industry, Kent understands the needs of our clients and candidates,” Mr. Watkins continued. “We are delighted to welcome Kent to our expanding team in Singapore and we are confident he will develop the growth of our aerospace and aviation business across the region.”

“I am excited to join a group that has such encouraging growth prospects and it makes such a deep impact for me in knowing the group’s focus and strategy in growing its aerospace & aviation business especially in China,” Mr. Kent said. “I’m looking forward to partnering with the team at CGP and playing my part in growing this practice across the region and supporting increasing communication and engagement with our stakeholders.”

Cornerstone Global Partners delivers human capital to a range of industries from Fortune 500 to small and medium-sized enterprises across Asia. Its leadership and recruitment team has immediate access to the leading executives and mid-level talent throughout Asia which has led to the track record of completing over 3000 executive searches over the last several years.

Singapore Ideal Place for Business

The Singaporean economy is known as one of the freest, most innovative, competitive, dynamic and business-friendly around the globe. The Index of Economic Freedom ranks Singapore as the second freest economy in the world and the Ease of Doing Business Index has ranked it as the easiest place to do business for the past decade.

Singapore’s largest companies are in the telecommunications, banking, transportation and manufacturing sectors, many of which started as state-run enterprises and are now listed on the Singapore Exchange, including Singapore Telecommunications (Singtel), Singapore Technologies Engineering, Keppel Corporation, Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC), Development Bank of Singapore (DBS), and United Overseas Bank (UOB).

Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media

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