August 18, 2020 – TRANSEARCH International has recently added a new office in Shanghai with the addition of Carren Shi as managing partner, great China regions. Ms. Shi is a cross-border leadership acquisition and development consultant and business partner with over 20 years of experience in consumer, life science, healthcare and industrial sectors.
Previously, Ms. Shi was founder and managing partner for TRUST – Human Capital Solutions, with full P&L responsibilities based in Shanghai and Beijing since 2009. She spearheaded the growth and development of TRUST in the APAC region supporting clients’ needs in leadership acquisition, consulting and development across sectors.
“Ms. Shi is perceived by her clients as the industry and market expert, a committed and quality-driven consultant, a strategic and resourceful business partner, and an advocate for their employer’s branding for leadership attraction, retention and development,” TRANSEARCH said. “The candidates, on the other hand, consider Carren as a trust-worthy, honest, out-spoken, knowledgeable and professional career advisor.”
Prior to TRUST, Ms. Shi was managing director and China country head for ZRG Partners. She started her executive search and HR consulting career with Korn Ferry International and MRI. Ms. Shi is a Chinese national and received her MBA degree from the University of Salford in the U.K. She is fluent in English, native in Chinese and has basic knowledge of Japanese and Dutch.
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.
Shanghai has been described as the “showpiece” of the economy of China. The city is a global center for finance and innovation, and a national center for commerce, trade and transportation, with the world’s busiest container port—the Port of Shanghai. Shanghai’s six largest industries—retail, finance, IT, real estate, machine manufacturing, and automotive manufacturing—make up about half of the city’s GDP
TRANSEARCH is a global search firm with representation in all of the major economic capitals, with about 60 offices in over 35 countries. It was founded in 1982 and today completes more than 1,500 senior executive search assignments a year. Its global client base is in the financial services, technology, consumer and retail, life sciences and industrial and resources sectors.
Gero von der Wense recently joined the TRANSEARCH office in Frankfurt as a client partner. He has an industrial background and brings over 15 years of professional experience as CEO and managing director in family owned companies or large corporations. His focus is on the processing industry as well as engineered products and components.
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