Alan Yuan


Alan Yuan serves as associate partner and is based in the firm’s Shanghai office. Alan Yuan is a member of DHR International’s Advanced Technology, Industrial and Education Practice Groups.

A locally grown Chinese consultant with over 15 years of search experience, Alan has successfully completed numerous search engagements in China and Asia covering advanced technology, industrial and Chinese enterprise clients. Until the acquisition by DHR International in 2015, Alan served as principal with CTPartners based in Shanghai.

As a member of the Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) Practice in China, he became a key contributor in supporting global major accounts and Chinese local clients covering mobile internet, digital media, education, software & systems, semiconductor, IT professional services and FinTech sectors etc.

In addition, he leveraged his in-depth expertise in Industrial Practice to support senior-level searches for multinational and Chinese enterprises (both SOEs and POEs) in various sectors. Prior to that, Alan spent nearly nine years with Korn/Ferry International, where he was actively involved in both the Technology and Industrial Practices. Earlier, he also worked across industry sectors as a search consultant of 51JOB in China.

He began his career with a Chinese state-owned HR service solution company – Shanghai FESCO as an account executive for HR recruitment services A graduate of Shanghai University, Alan holds a BS degree in international trade. A native of PRC, he speaks Mandarin Chinese and English.