TRANSEARCH Opens Offices in Shanghai and Hong Kong

TRANSEARCH International has expanded with the opening of new offices in Shanghai and Hong Kong. The locations will be led by Addy Lee and Donald Hsu, respectively.
With a corporate general management background and having placed over 500 senior executives into multinationals and Chinese companies, Mr. Lee is described as an astute judge of people and character. He also has extensive experience in M&A advisory and has collaborated with clients such as CITIC Capital and Blackstone, among others. Before joining TRANSEARCH as managing partner, he was managing director and partner at Eric Salmon & Partners, Russell Reynolds Associates, Korn Ferry and Amrop. His practices include digital, healthcare, industrial and strategy & change management.
Mr. Hsu has over 20 years of combined experience in talent management consulting and multinational corporate roles. He has provided executive search and coaching services for clients in the Asia Pacific region since 2001. His search career includes tenures with Korn Ferry, Amrop, Upstream Executive Search Limited and EPC Consulting. His search focus is on senior-level regional assignments in consumer and retail, industrial and professional services.
“China today delivers more than 30 percent of the world’s economic growth, and its ‘Belt & Road’ initiative is injecting hope and creating fresh business opportunities for both countries along the route and partnering countries,” said Mr. Lee. “It has become the world’s largest manufacturing base and the largest economy on a price-parity basis. On top of that, China seems to be emerging as leader on many technological fronts most notably on digital transformations.”
Such change is certain to create opportunities for TRANSEARCH partners globally down the road, he added. “We are excited to be working to create a better & brighter future for the group, and we look forward to be learning from our new colleagues in how better to serve our global clients together,” he said.
Celeste Whatley, CEO of TRANSEARCH, said she was optimistic about the additions. “With the continued resurgence of the Asian economy and our strategy of building an ‘Asia powerhouse’ to accommodate not only the needs of our clients in Asia, but also in the global marketplace, we are absolutely delighted to announce the new additions under the leadership of under the leadership of Addy Lee and Donald Hsu,” she said. “Both gentleman are consummate professionals, who are not only well-known in the industry as leaders, but have a consultative approach to all client relationships which has resulted in long term partnerships.”