Yao-Song Chen leads Egon Zehnder's China practice in Beijing and Shanghai offices. A trusted advisor to industrial clients on Asian and international talent strategy, Yao-Song supports CEO succession planning, provides board consulting, and frequently advises Asian family businesses on succession planning, family office governance, and leadership development. He is active in Egon Zehnder’s Industrial Practice.
Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Yao-Song was Asia Pacific CEO of Siemens Dematic, a capital equipment and logistics company. Previously, he led Asia Business Development for Hirsh Industries, based in the US. Yao-Song started his career with Motorola in various engineering and operation positions, living and working in Florida and Texas.
Yao-Song earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering, a BA in Asian Studies, and an ME in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell University, as well as an MBA from Harvard Business School.