Hillary K. Chan

Hong Kong, Shanghai

consultant name

Hillary K. Chan Egon Zehnder, Hong Kong, Shanghai


Hillary Chan, based in Hong Kong and Shanghai, advises multinationals, family businesses, and private equity firms across Greater China and the Asia Pacific region on CEO succession and senior leadership development. Hillary leads Egon Zehnder’s Retail and Consumer practice in Asia, and is active in the firm's Family Business Advisory.


Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Hillary led marketing, business and product development at TIME Magazine then Tupperware across Asia, including a joint venture negotiation in China. Prior to her Asia responsibilities, she consulted US MNC’s on their China entry and expansion strategy at Kamsky Associates. Hillary started her career as a journalist and translator for the Wall Street Journal based in Beijing.

Hillary earned a BA in Asian Languages, a BA in International Relations and Economics, and an MA in International Policy (Economics), all from Stanford University, graduating with honors.

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.

Look Before You Leap

As digitization sweeps across China’s economy and transforms consumers’ expectations and behavior, companies in every sector are scrambling to keep up. They must reimagine customer experiences, win at e-commerce, and harness digital technology to reshape their operations and organizations.

consultant name

Hillary K. Chan Egon Zehnder, Hong Kong, Shanghai