Nick Chia leads the firm’s business activities in Singapore. He is a member of the Technology, Industrial, Energy & Natural Resources Sectors, where he works as a trusted advisor to both international and regional clients. Nick recently helped a listed UK technology company add a female Asian board member and consulted with a listed Southeast Asian company on adding digital expertise to their board through a digital director and an advisory board. Recent heads of Asia Pacific assignments for a software company and an industrial testing firm are examples of the type of work Nick does with MNCs. He has a functional expertise in technology-driven positions; recent examples of work in this area include hiring two technology professionals as part of succession planning for a Chief Technology Officer in an asset management firm, and recruiting a new head of IT for a real estate services company looking to add digital expertise.
Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Nick managed his own consulting firm. Previously, he spent 16 years with a leading international search consulting firm, where he held several senior leadership roles. He focused on C-level executive searches, recruitment of non-executive board members and CEO succession planning for technology, media and industrial products and services clients in Asia Pacific. Nick started his career in sales and marketing with technology companies.
Nick holds a BS in telecommunications management and an MBA in marketing management from Syracuse University.