Korn Ferry adds two experienced Senior Client Partners in Southeast Asia

17 April 2018 Consultancy.asia 3 min. read

Human capital consultancy Korn Ferry has added two Senior Client Partners to its operations in Southeast Asia. Audrey Tan, who has a background in leadership search and consulting, joins the Singapore office, while Mary Chua, who boasts over two decades of corporate and consulting experience, joins the firm’s Malaysia operation.

Korn Ferry Singapore’s new Senior Client Partner – Audrey Tan – has racked up over 18 years of leadership search and consulting experience in the Asia Pacific region. Tan has advised companies on Board and C-suite search and succession planning, and has worked closely with both local and multinational financial services and technology firms.

Previously, Tan was Managing Partner for the Singapore office of Russell Reynolds Associates, a rival executive search and human capital consulting firm. She was at the company for 15 years, latterly in the role of Managing Director. Prior to working in the executive search industry, Tan worked at the Economic Development Board of Singapore, Compaq, and Hewlett-Packard.

Tan has a B.A. in Economics and Statistics from the National University of Singapore and attended the Executive Leadership program at Wharton. Her skillset will according to Michael Distefano, Korn Ferry’s CEO for the Asia Pacific region, be an asset to the firm, which specialises in organisational design and talent recruitment. The professional services firm currently employs 7,000 employees and serves clients in more than 50 countries.Audrey Tan and Mary Chua - Korn FerryMary Chua, new Senior Client Partner at Korn Ferry Hay Group – the firms HR consulting arm established following the acquisition of Hay Group in 2015 – has over 20 years of corporate and consulting experience gained in the fields of financial services, media, and high tech. Her areas of expertise include total rewards, performance management, and mergers & acquisitions.

Prior to joining Korn Ferry in Malaysia, Chua held multiple leadership roles at Willis Towers Watson, including M&A Lead for Malaysia, Talent and Rewards Practice Lead in Malaysia, Financial Services Leader for Southeast Asia, and Rewards Practice Leader for South Asia during last year. Chua holds a B.A. in European and Japanese Studies from the National University of Singapore.

“Mary brings impeccable consulting experience to Korn Ferry,” commented Distefano. “Her deep understanding of the rewards, talent and leadership issues impacting Malaysia and the South Eastern Asia region, along with her strong relationships with companies and leaders in Malaysia, will be a strong fit for our firm and the clients we serve.”

With offices stretching from Bangalore to Wellington and located just about everywhere in between, Korn Ferry’s Hay Group division was this year voted the best talent consulting firm in the Asia Pacific by rival industry consultants in a poll conducted by vocational research platform Vault.com, claiming 35 percent of the overall ballot.