Russell Reynolds Associates Hires Nicholas Anderson

Russell Reynolds Associates announced that Nicholas Anderson has joined the firm as a senior member of the firm’s global leadership advisory and succession planning team. Based in Hong Kong, Anderson advises clients on their most complex leadership development and assessment efforts.

Anthony Abbatiello, leader of Russell Reynolds Associates’ Leadership & Succession Practice, says: “With almost two decades of experience in C-suite team assessment, Nicholas will be an excellent addition to the firm to support clients across Asia Pacific on their talent and performance management program.”

“We are thrilled to have Nicholas join the firm,” said Peter L. O’Brien, leader of Russell Reynolds Associates’ Asia Pacific Region. “Nicholas brings with him extensive experience in senior leadership assessment. He will be a great asset to the team as we continue to bring assessment and development expertise to our clients, helping our clients to enhance the performance of senior leaders.”

Anderson joined Russell Reynolds Associates after nearly four years with Switch Consulting Ltd., which he founded in 2016. During his time there, he specialized in one-to-one executive coaching and assessment, accelerating team performance, leadership development, psychological wellness coaching and business development. Prior to this, Anderson spent eleven years in global banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and HSBC. In those roles, he was responsible for leadership and organizational development, learning, talent and performance management, employee engagement and D&I initiatives across APAC. Anderson began his career with business psychology and recruiting firms.

Anderson received his BSc in psychology and sociology from the University of Bath, his MSc in organizational psychology from Alliance Manchester Business School, his MA in coaching and mentoring practice from Oxford Brookes University and his Master of Counseling from Monash University. He is currently a PhD candidate at Oxford Brookes University for coaching.

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