Spencer Stuart Grows Presence in China

August 19, 2010 – Executive search firm Spencer Stuart has announced addition of three new consultants to its Beijing office. The additions reflect the firm's continuing commitment to and expansion across Greater China. Spencer Stuart opened its Hong Kong office in 1977, later establishing offices in Shanghai in 1994 and Beijing in 1995. Joining Spencer Stuart in Beijing are Jiang Lei, Jian Wu and Katherine Zheng. Mr. Lei is a member of the firm’s industrial and financial services practices. With over 16 years of search experience, he has been an industry pioneer in China. Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, he was a partner with another leading executive search firm, where he served Chinese and multinational clients across industries. Mr. Wu has 20 years of global experience and knowledge of general management, operations leadership, marketing, sales and technology. A member of the firm's industrial and private equity practices, Mr. Wu focuses on senior-level general management and functional executive assignments for clients across a wide range of industry sectors. He joins Spencer Stuart following 16 years at Weyerhaeuser, where he served most recently as managing director of Weyerhaeuser Forestry China and chairman of Weyerhaeuser's Chinese joint venture. Ms. Zheng becomes a member of the firm's industrial and technology, communications & media practices and brings more than 15 years of global executive search experience to her role. While she has worked in Europe, Asia, the U.S. and Canada, she has largely been based in Beijing, where she has advised both multinational and local companies across varied sectors of the industrial and technology landscape. These appointments follow the addition of Helen Tantau to the Shanghai office earlier in the year. Tantau is a member of the consumer goods & services and the industrial practices at Spencer Stuart. "Our growing team across China is a natural progression of the firm's long-standing and strong commitment to the critically important market of China,” said David Daniel, CEO. “Consistent with our presence elsewhere, we are addressing the leadership needs of both global and local clients, and will continue to do so at the senior executive and board levels."

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