May Knight

President, Asia Pacific, Korn Ferry Hay Group

May Knight is overall responsible for Korn Ferry business in Asia Pacific across all sectors, solutions and markets. She brings in-depth knowledge and experience in the businesses across Asia and Europe. She has over 27 years of experience across many business aspects including strategy development and execution, organization design, distribution and marketing effectiveness and digital transformation.

Ms. Knight works closely with senior leaders to formulate and implement business strategies for innovation, growth, M&A, turnaround and transformation across Asia Pacific.

She is experienced in deploying operating strategies and structures which include developing business models and delivery blueprints, restructuring leadership teams and establishing compensation structures to support the realisation of business strategies.

Ms. Knight was a lead partner on a multi-billion dollar acquisition deal executed by an Asia-based private investment group and a number of other M&A transactions in Asia. She has successfully led a number of M&A deals, organization design and business transformation programs for numerous MNCs.

Previously, Ms. Knight was the Managing Director for Financial Services (Asia Pacific) in Accenture, providing leadership to the business and advised clients related to strategy, target operating model design and business transformation.

Prior to that, Ms. Knight was the Partner for Financial Services (Asia Pacific) and led EY’s Strategy, Customer and Growth, Digital practices. She advised many Financial Services companies across different aspects of their businesses including organization, effectiveness, M&A, performance improvement, culture change and business transformation.

Ms. Knight holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, an MBA from Liverpool Business School and is an alumna of Harvard Business School. She is a fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors.

She is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

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