Yan Lu


consultant name

Yan Lu Egon Zehnder, Shanghai


Yan Lu, based in Shanghai, leads the Machinery & Industrial Technology segment of Egon Zehnder’s Industrial Practice in Asia and is a trusted talent management advisor to clients across the industrial sector. She has extensive experience in automotive, automation and electrical, building technology, and industrial equipment and machinery, with a successful track record in executive search, succession planning, management assessment, and leadership development. Yan frequently works with emerging and local companies seeking to go global through acquisitions as well as multinational corporations across the Asia region. She is active in Egon Zehnder’s Executive Assessment and Development, Accelerated Integration, Industrial, Financial Officers, and Supply Chain Practices.


Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Yan was with United Technology as Managing Director of Fire & Security in China. Previously, she served in various commercial leadership and general management roles with General Electric, including Global Marketing Director for Oil & Gas and Commercial Leader for Energy & Asset Performance in the US and Canada. Later she returned to China to become President of GE Security.

Yan earned a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from Shanghai Maritime University and a Master of Industrial Engineering from University of Toronto. In addition, she has completed the Executive Program at University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.

News and Publications

Leading Chinese Cross-Cultural Acquisitions

The marked increase in Chinese acquisitions of Western industrial firms is a natural consequence of China’s emergence onto the global economic stage.

consultant name

Yan Lu Egon Zehnder, Shanghai