Eric Dieny serves as partner in the firm’s Shanghai office. He has been residing in Greater China since 1982. He is highly mobile and shares his time between Shanghai, Taipei and Hong Kong to serve his clients’ needs. Prior to joining DHR International, Mr. Dieny was President and Principle Owner of EMS Consulting, a recognized boutique executive search firm with offices in China and Taiwan, for 10 years. He has also been General Manager of the Taiwan office of a leading Asian executive search firm.
Mr. Dieny has managed and conducted assignments to recruit C-Level and senior-level executives in the disciplines of advanced technology, industrial, manufacturing, sales, marketing, engineering, supply chain, finance, human resources, IT and general management. His clients have ranged in size from pre-IPO, venture-backed start-ups to Fortune 500 companies across a broad range of industries including semiconductors, IT, networking, computer peripherals, wireless, telecommunications and various industrial products. He has sourced candidates worldwide for positions based in the Asia-Pacific region, and in particular in Greater China.
His business career started in Taiwan in 1985 where he established and managed the Representative Office of Stein Industrie S.A., a boiler manufacturer that belonged to Alstom Group, a European leader in the fields of energy production and railway technology. He then managed the Taiwan office of Industrial Machinery Supplies (Pty) Ltd., a South African engineering firm specializing in energy, mining and process technologies. He also worked as a consultant with Formosa Environmental Co., one of the first environmental engineering firms established in Taiwan.
Mr. Dieny became an executive search consultant in 1991 when he joined the Asian executive search firm TAO as General Manager of their Taiwan office. Over a period of seven years at TAO, he developed one of the leading executive search consulting teams in Taiwan with five consultants and ten researchers. He left TAO in 1998 and became a founding partner of EMS Consulting where he served as President until 2008. Under his leadership, EMS established its offices in Taiwan and China and became a recognized boutique executive search firm specialized in high-tech industries.
He has been invited to speak on the subjects of leadership and executive team building by the Economist Corporate Network, the American Chamber of Commerce, the European Chamber of Commerce and other business groups in Greater China. He has written articles on executive career development for the China Post and other publications in the region.
Mr. Dieny was born in France. He holds a post-graduate degree in Business Administration from Institut d’Administration des Entreprises d’Aix-en-Provence and an M.A. in Chinese from Paris VII University. He also is an accredited practitioner in the use of a wide variety of psychometric and people assessment tools. He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, English and French.