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Catherine Zhu, based in Toronto and Hong Kong, has deep expertise in digital transformation as well as board governance. She is the former Head of Egon Zehnder’s Greater China Practice and was the Managing Partner in Hong Kong. Catherine is a trusted advisor to multinationals operating between China and North America, and also helps entrepreneurs and family businesses meet their most pressing board and CEO succession needs. Passionate about diversity and inclusion, she advises global companies to enhance diversity in the boardroom from gender, racial and ethnic perspectives.

In this age of uncertainty, I’m fascinated by how transformational leaders can shape purpose and consistently energize others.

Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Catherine was a Managing Director at Electronic Data Systems (EDS) in the Asia-Pacific region. Earlier in her career she held leadership roles with Motorola, Nortel, and Yum! Brands.

Catherine earned an MBA from the University of Toronto and a BA from Zhejiang University in China. Catherine served on the Board of Save the Children Hong Kong for the past five years. She is currently a Trustee of The Commons Project, a global public trust for health data sharing.

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Thought Leadership

Thought Leadership by Catherine Zhu

South China Morning Post – Two-Pizza Rule Helps Companies to Start-Up or Scale Up

South China Morning Post – Two-Pizza Rule Helps Companies to Start-Up or Scale Up

Big businesses are often slow to adapt and innovate, while start-ups struggle to build teams and systems to scale up their businesses. How can… 阅读更多

“If I Have to Give You One Piece of Advice, It Is to Be Yourself and Accept Who You Are; Never Complain and Never Compare.”
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“If I Have to Give You One Piece of Advice, It Is to Be Yourself and Accept Who You Are; Never Complain and Never Compare.”

How This Mother and Daughter Reached the Top of Chinese Business Leadership. An interview with Hera Siu, COO, Greater China, of Cisco Systems, and… 阅读更多

Egon Zehnder’s Catherine Zhu as panelist at FT NED event “Bridging the Diversity Gap in a New Era”, Hong Kong

Egon Zehnder’s Catherine Zhu as panelist at FT NED event “Bridging the Diversity Gap in a New Era”, Hong Kong

To mark International Women’s Day, Catherine Zhu, co-leader of Egon Zehnder’s Greater China Practice, will participate in an exclusive panel discussion organized by the… 阅读更多

Leading in the Connected Age

Leading in the Connected Age

Technological transformation continues to unfold at a relentless pace. To effectively adapt to this new era, companies must recruit and develop a different kind… 阅读更多

Interview with Umran Beba, PepsiCo

Interview with Umran Beba, PepsiCo

“Developing a global mindset means being open to diversity across cultures and markets.” 阅读更多

“When you care about our world you simply have to manage better”

“When you care about our world you simply have to manage better”

If you’ve purchased a premium cotton shirt from the likes of Ralph Lauren, Hugo Boss, Tommy Hilfiger or one of many other well-known designers,… 阅读更多

大中华区共同管理合伙人

大中华区共同管理合伙人

随着中国“创一代”们逐渐老去,越来越多家族企业开始面临接班问题。 阅读更多

South China Morning Post – Making a Difference in Your Career

South China Morning Post – Making a Difference in Your Career

Individuals seeking to make an impact on the world need to think big, says Egon Zehnder consultant Catherine Zhu in a blog posting for… 阅读更多

South China Morning Post – It’s time Hongkongers shed their fear of failure and followed their dreams

South China Morning Post – It’s time Hongkongers shed their fear of failure and followed their dreams

In its 50 years of statehood, Singapore has dreamed big and achieved remarkable success, says Catherine Zhu, Managing Partner of Egon Zehnder in Hong… 阅读更多

South China Morning Post – Like Father, like Son? Succession Planning in Chinese Family Businesses

South China Morning Post – Like Father, like Son? Succession Planning in Chinese Family Businesses

Family businesses are the bedrock of the economy in China, says Catherine Zhu, Managing Partner of Egon Zehnder in Hong Kong. 阅读更多

SCMP – Now hiring: Hong Kong’s next-gen CEOs

SCMP – Now hiring: Hong Kong’s next-gen CEOs

In what could be a watershed moment for Hong Kong, major companies are looking to hire young, inspirational, tech-savvy candidates for their most senior… 阅读更多

Spreadsheet manager or future leader?

Spreadsheet manager or future leader?

Relentless focus on quarterly results means many leaders struggle to reflect on long-term strategy. 阅读更多

Family business: planning for the long term

Family business: planning for the long term

Few family businesses outlive their founders. Those that do cultivate “family gravity” – an ethos, long-term roadmap and talent plan that embrace the next… 阅读更多

Leadership: Nobody’s perfect

Leadership: Nobody’s perfect

What characterizes outstanding leaders? Courage, determination and resilience, writes Egon Zehnder consultant Cathering Zhu in a blog that relates her encounter with one of… 阅读更多

Engage to succeed

Engage to succeed

Mutual dialogue with customers and stakeholders is necessary today – and a recipe for success. 阅读更多

Women: it’s your choice to lead

Women: it’s your choice to lead

Women are in demand and can lead if they are able and willing, but this “is a delibaret choice – and entails sacrifice” -… 阅读更多

Show you can lead

Show you can lead

The importance of developing a vision and show deep curiosity for new challenges. 阅读更多

Keeping it fresh

Keeping it fresh

The benefit of cross-industry hires (with respect to digital developments e.g.) 阅读更多

Don't be dinosaurs

Don't be dinosaurs

Social Media engagement of executives, digital, transformational leadership 阅读更多

Chinese Companies Try Out New Ways to Find Next Generation Leaders

Chinese Companies Try Out New Ways to Find Next Generation Leaders

It’s no secret: today’s business environment is characterized by greater uncertainty and faster change. But how are Chinese companies responding when it comes to… 阅读更多

Leaders: Play to Your Strengths

Leaders: Play to Your Strengths

Why do many companies encourage executives to focus on their weaknesses, when building their strengths is what makes a difference to the bottom line?… 阅读更多

Developing digital leadership skills

Developing digital leadership skills

The digital transformation is driving demand for leaders able to use social media to boost customer service and engagement, writes Catherine Zhu, a consultant… 阅读更多

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