November 13, 2019 – EMA Partners International, a global partnership of executive search professionals, strengthened its presence in Asia Pacific with the opening new offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai. The organization added Janet Lee in Hong Kong as managing partner, and Danny Zhang and Kathy Zheng as managing partners in Shanghai and Beijing.
Ms. Lee has significant experience in managing executive search engagements for multinational banks and insurance and asset management companies in the region. She is a seasoned executive search practitioner with over 20 years of experience. Previously, Ms. Lee was managing partner with Burke Associates in Hong Kong. Before that, she gained search experience at Hudson Global and TMP Worldwide.
Both Mr. Zhang and Ms. Zheng are veteran executive search consultants with established China practices across the manufacturing, consumer, luxury, digital and internet sectors. Their experience spans large local and multinational corporations.
“It is extremely important for our clients that we develop strong capabilities in the growth markets in the Asia Pacific region,” said Alberto Miranda, global chair of EMA Partners. “China and Hong Kong are vital to our growth in the region.”
China has the world’s second-largest economy in terms of nominal GDP. It is also a global hub for manufacturing, being both the largest manufacturing economy and largest exporter of goods in the world. China is the fastest growing consumer market and second largest importer of goods anywhere. According to the International Monetary Fund, China’s GDP will be 35.2 percent of the global growth (2017 to 2019) in real GDP. The Chinese economic structure and Chinese people lifestyle needs are undergoing dramatic reform and upgrading.
“We are very excited to have Janet, Kathy and Danny join us and we are immensely positive about their taking EMA Partners forward in this rapidly growing region,” said K Sudarshan, regional chairman of Asia Pacific, EMA Partners. “With the addition of these three offices, EMA Partners now has a network of nine offices in the region.”
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Just recently, the organization strengthened its presence in India with the addition of Aravind Sridharan as client partner to lead the technology and digital practice for the firm in the region. EMA also brought in Udai Raina as associate director to lead the digital and IOT practice in India. “Aravind and Udai strengthen EMA Partners’ technology and digital practice in the region,” said Mr. Sudarshan. “With their experience, they bring with them an in-depth understanding and global perspective of the industry to EMA Partners which will help address our client needs in the fast-growing leadership talent market in this sector.”
EMA Partners also recently strengthened its presence in the Americas with the addition of new office in in Bogota, Colombia with the induction of Natalia Godoy Duenas of Consultores Organizacionales S.A.S. Ms. Godoy Duenas, who becomes a managing director at EMA Partners, has significant experience in managing executive search engagements for leading local and multinational companies in the Latin American region.
“We are very excited to have Natalia with us and immensely positive about her taking EMA Partners forward in this rapidly growing region, and we wish her the best in her new leadership role,” said Chris Pantelidis, regional chairman, Americas, EMA Partners.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media