Sophia Yao

Managing Director

Sophia has 20 years of professional experience in multinational companies, including 5 years in corporate HR (Delphi Automotive and Yum! Brands Inc.) and 15 years in executive search.

She specializes in recruiting top-caliber senior management positions for companies in the Industrial, Consumer Product and Services sectors.

Her previous corporate HR experience encompasses a wide range of specialized functions, although her core strengths are in recruitment, training & development, and communication. Prior to joining Bó Lè Associates in 2003, she worked as Consultant and Business Development Manager for Euro Search, the UK-based executive search firm, where she is credited for building strong client relationships with top-tier companies in various sectors.

As a search consultant, Sophia is known for her proactive, hands-on approach to working with clients leading to successful and timely search completions, as well as for her self-initiative, adaptability, communication skills and ability to provide solutions even under extremely challenging situations.

  • Consumer
  • Consumer Products
  • Consumer Services
  • Industrial