May Tung is based out of the firm’s regional headquarters in Hong Kong. Her focus is on board, C-level and senior management roles in the banking, asset management, insurance, private equity firms and the public sectors.
Prior to joining DHR International, May was with Russell Reynolds Associates, having successfully placed many C-level and senior management executives and corporate officers in the Asian financial services sector.
Before starting a career in executive search, May was a banker for more than 22 years and worked in both New York and Hong Kong at The First National Bank of Chicago (now JP Morgan), Bank of America, Credit Suisse and Rabobank. She held different leadership front-line managerial positions in New York and Pan-Asian product roles with P&L responsibilities in Hong Kong. Her last banking position was managing director, responsible for various banking products including structured finance and M&A services in North Asia.
May was a member of the development committee for the Richard Ivey School of Business, Hong Kong campus. She was an independent Board and Compensation Committee member from 2012-2014 and a Special Committee member from 2013-2014 of Pactera, previously a NASDAQ listed company.
She received her Bachelor of Arts from Long Island University (New York), her Masters of International Affairs degree from Columbia University (New York) and her Masters of Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario, Richard Ivey School of Business (Canada). She is fluent in English, Cantonese, Mandarin and a strong advocate and practitioner of the firm’s Diversity Practice.