Clare Song, based in Shanghai, is an active member of Egon Zehnder’s Services and Financial Officers practices, supporting clients as an executive recruitment consultant and talent strategy advisor. She draws on deep experience in corporate finance, management consulting, and real estate.
Finding and retaining the right talent is the most important challenge for leaders. I love being a long-term trusted advisor to them and helping them to unlock the full potential of their businesses.
Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Clare served as the CFO and Executive Director of China New Town Development Company. She successfully led its Hong Kong public offering and was actively involved in developing its management team and business. Before that, Clare held the role of consultant at the Los Angeles and Hong Kong offices of Bain & Company, working with clients in the financial services, media, consumer, and health sectors. She also worked at the Washington, D.C. office of Ernst & Young as a senior auditor.
Clare earned an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Accounting from the College of William & Mary, and a BA from the Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade. She is also a Certified Public Accountant in the U.S. In addition to her native Chinese, Clare speaks fluent English. Her interests outside work include history, literature, art and travel.