Yao Yao is an active member of Egon Zehnder’s Consumer Practice. Based in Shanghai, she serves clients in executive succession, leadership development, management assessment, and executive search. Yao Yao combines a business mindset and deep people insights to help clients identify and develop executives, unlock opportunities to dynamize their enterprises, and overcome organizational inertia.
Great leaders are self-aware and see things multidimensionally. The most exciting thing for me is supporting them on this path of constant breakthroughs and watching them grow and transform themselves.
Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Yao Yao supported entrepreneurs and executive teams as a certified freelance coach. Before that, she founded an international education technology company, which supports educational institutions in China and the U.S. Earlier, Yao Yao served as Amazon’s Senior Program Manager with responsibility for global strategy and operations planning. That was preceded by the role of Retail Measurement Service Manager at Nielson.
Yao Yao earned a BSc in economics from Shanghai University with honors and an MBA from the Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania. She has qualified as a Professional Certified Coach and Organizational Relationship System Coach. During the past five years she has also studied and practiced existential psychotherapy and is a practiced meditator. Outside work, Yao Yao enjoys the theater and cooking, and works as a volunteer in a nonprofit organization.