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Yao-Song Chen is active in Egon Zehnder’s Industrial, Board Consulting, and CEO practices. Based in Beijing and Shanghai, he is a trusted advisor to industrial clients on Asian and international talent strategy. As a member of the firm’s Family Business Advisory, Yao-Song also guides Asian family-owned businesses in succession planning, family-office governance, and leadership development.

I am at my best when I’m trusted by clients to advise on complex and intricate organizational problems. Knowing I’ve made an impact energizes me.

Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Yao-Song was Asia Pacific CEO of Siemens Dematic. Previously, he led Asian Business Development for Hirsh Industries in the U.S. Yao-Song began his career in engineering and operations at Motorola.

Yao-Song has a BS in mechanical engineering, a BA in Asian studies, and an ME in operations research and industrial engineering from Cornell University. He also has an MBA from Harvard Business School. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with family.

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