Sheffield Haworth Opens New Office in China

October 10, 2019 – Global leadership advisory and executive search firm Sheffield Haworth has expanded with the addition of a new office in Shanghai.

Recognized as a global commercial and financial hub, this additional location complements the firm’s existing presence in the Asia Pacific region, alongside offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney, Melbourne, Mumbai and Delhi.

“The decision to locate the office in Shanghai follows recent additions to the team that support our client’s needs in the region,” the search firm said. “Following the appointment of Yen Pin Ng earlier this year to lead the Asia Pacific technology, business & professional services practice, coupled with our established financial services team in the region, the new entity in Shanghai ensures that Sheffield Haworth is able to fully service clients across mainland China with a full range of people consulting services.”

“We are delighted to have a physical presence in Mainland China,” said Alex Cormack, group managing director of Sheffield Haworth. “We have a growing team of Chinese speakers in Asia and Sheffield Haworth is now better positioned to serve our clients’ demands through deeper knowledge and expertise at a local level, and the ability to connect businesses globally through our networks.”

Chinese Market

China has the world’s second-largest economy in terms of nominal GDP. It is also a global hub for manufacturing, being both the largest manufacturing economy and largest exporter of goods in the world. China is the fastest growing consumer market and second largest importer of goods anywhere. According to the International Monetary Fund, China’s GDP will be 35.2 percent of the global growth (2017 to 2019) in real GDP. The Chinese economic structure and Chinese people lifestyle needs are undergoing dramatic reform and upgrading.

Sheffield Haworth, which was founded in 1993, is a global executive search, talent advisory and interim consulting firm. The organization partners with clients around the world to provide tailored solutions for their business and talent needs at the senior management level. The firm has 10 offices throughout the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific. It serves clients in the financial services, business and professional services and technology industries.

Growing Search Firm

Earlier this year, Sheffield Haworth appointed Penny Bushell as head of U.S. operations based in the firm’s New York office. The former hedge fund executive joins the recruiting outfit to support and streamline operations in the Americas region as the business looks to expand further. Most recently, Ms. Bushell was VP, head of U.S. corporate services, at the U.K.-based hedge fund Winton Capital. In addition, Sonjay Vishnupad has joined Sheffield Haworth as managing director, corporate officers practice in New York.

In London, meanwhile, Sheffield Haworth’s consulting solutions practice has further grown by adding Ben Johnson as managing director to grow the insurance practice. He brings over 12 years’ experience in the sector and broadens the firm’s offering across financial services. Mr. Johnson was previously with Interim Partners, where he built a track record of placing executive interims and consultants at the C-suite level across some of the biggest names in the insurance sector.

“We are very pleased that Ben has joined the team,” said Tom Forrest, managing director and head of consulting solutions. “He is highly experienced and respected in the insurance sector and his appointment allows us to extend our existing offering to those clients. The team has grown rapidly over the last few months, and we are excited to offer our clients an increased suite of services across a range of functions and sectors to help them solve their talent needs in 2019.”

Sheffield Haworth told Hunt Scanlon that this year it will continue to invest in its consulting teams across the globe in key areas, including technology, professional services and financial services, offering clients a truly holistic approach to talent and leadership advisory.

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Andrew W. Mitchell, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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