Dennis Ku

Shanghai, Hong Kong

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Dennis Ku Egon Zehnder, Shanghai, Hong Kong


Dennis Ku is an expert in executive recruitment, helping global clients strengthen their talent advantage to win in China, and Chinese clients to win globally. Deeply experienced in technology and new media, Dennis serves a range of leading consumer and industrial companies, providing expert counsel in organization structure for globalization, the Asia Pacific talent landscape, and corporate governance in China. He is active in Egon Zehnder’s Consumer Practice and Technology and Communications Practice.


Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Dennis was President of Teleweb, a large privately held customer management outsourcing and consulting firm headquartered in Beijing. Previously, he was Vice President of Sales and then President of Hong Kong Toy Center, an HKEx listed company that designs, manufactures, and distributes conventional toy products. Earlier, Dennis was Finance Manager for Phoenix Leasing Inc., a NASDAQ listed technology leasing company with over US$1 billion in assets.

Dennis earned a BS (Honors) in Business Administration from University of California at Berkeley and an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. The Shanghai government appointed Dennis to serve as Senior Advisor to the Working Committee of First International Advisory Board Meeting of Xuhui District.

News and Publications

Comfort with Paradox

Most CEOs and boards name succession, both for the CEO and for business unit leaders, as their biggest strategic challenge. While this leadership challenge exists for every industry, it is particularly acute in the consumer sector, where many of the successive waves of disruption first hit.

Connecting with China

Connecting Chinese and UK leaders was the focus of a Private Dinner Event hosted by Egon Zehnder and its Chairman Damien O’Brien on January 19th 2015 in London.

Connecting Chinese and UK business leaders

On January 19, 2015, Egon Zehnder hosted a private dinner event with Egon Zehnder Chairman Damien O’Brien to connect Chinese and UK business leaders.

Beyond Asia experience on your board

Asia has figured prominently in many western multinationals’ strategies. Recognizing this, many of our US and European client boards have sought board members who have deep experience working and leading in Asia. The desire for this experience makes perfect sense, but the most effective boards also recognize that factors beyond this Asia experience will determine whether a new director proves to be a successful addition to the board.

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Dennis Ku Egon Zehnder, Shanghai, Hong Kong