This session highlights key trends in assessing talent before hearing from Leadership Consultants on how they use assessment for leadership selection, development, and succession.
Catherine works across the business to assist partners when specialist assessment, coaching, or leadership development programmes are required by clients. After a career advising and transitioning senior executives as an executive search consultant, Catherine has augmented her experience with formal coaching qualifications from INSEAD, France and gaining certification in the Hogan suite of assessments.
She enjoys being at the cutting edge of the strategic direction and growth of the firm and has responsibility for identifying and managing our global and local partnerships and alliances.
Prior to Omera Partners Catherine enjoyed more than 20 years in Executive Search (Financial Services) culminating in her appointment as Managing Director at one of the ‘big 5’ global firms. She enjoyed regional (Asia Pacific) responsibility for managing businesses and growing teams for at least 15 of those years as either an employee or in her own business. Her experience has provided her with a global network of industry professionals and an appreciation for the challenges faced by clients as they make their most important business decisions – those of choosing their most senior leaders.
Catherine has a deep commitment to quality standards and facilitating diverse and innovative thinking in our profession and serves on the Board of the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC)
Lucy conducts searches at board, CEO and senior executive level in various business sectors.
Apart from executive search, Lucy also conducts leadership advisory work in executive coaching, team performance workshops, executive assessment and other leadership development programmes. Her coaching clients include many C-level executives in China and Asia.
Before joining Eric Salmon & Partners, Lucy worked as a senior executive for various multi-national companies. She spent 25 years working for companies in Belgium, Hong Kong, Australia and Singapore before returning to China in 2011. Her executive roles included CEO Asia & Group Board Member for a Belgian family business, General Manager Asia for a Nasdaq listed company, VP Greater China for a Hong Kong listed company and two business unit heads in APAC for a German corporation.
Lucy has certifications as an organisational coach and facilitator for other leadership development programmes. She holds an MBA, a master’s degree in International Economic Law and a Bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering. She has also completed the Australian AICD Board Governance programme. She is an executive board member of the Benelux Chamber of Commerce Shanghai, adjunct professor at Dalian Maritime University and corporate mentor for the MBA programme at Shanghai International Studies University (SISU).
Paul Vella is a senior Business Psychologist, executive assessor and coach, with over 15 years consulting and coaching experience in the Middle East, UK and Europe, operating up to board level. Prior to heading the Middle East Leadership Practice at Odgers Berndtson, Paul was a member of the leadership team at another international Human Capital consultancy, with responsibility for designing and directing large-scale leadership development, assessment and strategic talent management consulting projects.
Paul’s additional experience includes heading the UK division of an international consulting business and prior to that, he has held various leadership and talent consulting roles. Earlier in his career, he also headed a regional government department. Sector experience includes Financial Services, Healthcare, Industrial, Consumer & Retail, Engineering, Telco, Media and Professional Services.
Paul is a certified and registered Occupational Test User: Ability and Personality, a member of the British Psychological Society and ASTD certified in Coaching, Talent Management and Career Development. He is also a regular conference speaker, facilitator and media contributor. Paul holds an MSc in Occupational Psychology and a Bachelor’s degree with honours in Psychology.
Karen Greenbaum is President and CEO of the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC), the global association representing the $15b+ profession worldwide. AESC is dedicated to strengthening leadership worldwide. AESC’s rigorous Code of Professional Practice guides its members, spanning 1,200+ offices in 70+ countries and beyond, to serve as strategic advisors on behalf of their clients. AESC Members are best positioned to provide companies with a competitive advantage—the ability to find, attract and develop the best talent in the world and ensure that executives are successfully integrated.
Ms. Greenbaum is an experienced business leader having served as the President and COO for the $1 billion US business of Mercer Consulting/MMC, a Fortune 200 company and later as COO for Nixon Peabody LLP a nearly $500 million global 100 law firm. She also served as an executive search consultant and partner before being selected as President and CEO of AESC.
Ms. Greenbaum is committed to diverse leadership, representing AESC as an official member of the 30% Club, a global group of Chairs and CEOs committed to board diversity and The Committee of 200, a global non-profit focused on advancing women in business. AESC recognizes that diversity is a business imperative. As trusted advisors to those companies that drive economies, lead innovation, and compete across vital sectors and geographies, AESC members know first-hand the power of diverse corporate leadership.