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Talent at the Top

In today’s fast-changing business environment, corporates need capable leaders to enable them to overcome business challenges, seek new opportunities, and improve their ways of operation to stay ahead of the competition.

Finding the best talent is a challenge for all businesses, and it only becomes more difficult at the senior level. This is where Russell Reynolds Associates comes in: it is a global leadership advisory and search firm that helps corporates find the right executives and solve their leadership issues.

Since the global firm’s Hong Kong office was launched in 1981, Russell Reynolds Associates has provided business consultancy services across a broad range of industries – from consumer services to technology and the HKSAR Government.

“We help our clients build teams of transformational leaders who can cope with today’s challenges and anticipate the digital, economic and political trends that are reshaping the global business environment,” said Managing Director Harry Lin.

The firm’s leadership advisory services include executive search and assessment, CEO succession, board evaluation and business transformation.

Throughout the Covid pandemic – whether due to cost saving, travel restrictions or business slowdown – many companies have lost a significant proportion of workers, including senior staff. With Hong Kong’s recent Covid wave now easing and much of the world returning to normal, many companies are now gearing up for a relaunch. To fill the gap at the top levels, Russell Reynolds Associates is ready to help businesses find the best talent.

“We ensure our services are tailored to the specific needs of our clients, and we help our clients with not only finding and assessing the right leadership talent, but also ensuring a proper onboarding and transition of these senior leaders,” Lin said. “To succeed in the post-Covid world, it is important to balance employee safety with aggressiveness in the market.”

Besides helping Hong Kong companies get back to business, Russell Reynolds Associates is also looking for opportunities in the Greater Bay Area (GBA), and opened its 47th global office in Shenzhen in late 2021.

“Joining the Chamber gives us ample opportunities to network with business leaders to exchange knowledge and best practices. It also provides a platform to bridge connection with the GBA market,” said Lin.

The firm expects that – supported by Hong Kong’s strengths as an international capital market and financial hub – the GBA will lead the way in highly advanced research and development and technology ecosystem. This will in turn fuel demand for senior managers and executives in the region, including those with Chinese and international backgrounds.

“We are keen on innovating and reshaping tailored solutions to address clients’ needs throughout this journey,” Lin said. “We strive to be the go-to leadership advisor for entrepreneurs, board and C-suite leaders in the GBA, trusted for our expertise, local-global connectivity and integrity.”


Company : Russell Reynolds Associates (Hong Kong) Ltd

HKGCC Membership No. : HKR0254

Established : 1981

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Over the years, we have helped businesses overcome adversity and thrive locally, in Mainland China and internationally.

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