Hillary Chan, based in Hong Kong and Shanghai, leads Egon Zehnder’s Consumer Practice in Greater China and Asia and is also active in the firm’s Family Business Advisory. She works closely with Western and local multinationals, family-owned companies, and private equity firms across the retail space and adjacent sectors including property, entertainment, and global sourcing. Hillary specializes in developing C-suite executives and leadership teams, particularly in the Chinese consumer and digital markets.
I’m passionate about developing and empowering leaders to become and achieve more than they think possible, both individually and with their teams.
Before joining Egon Zehnder in 1995, Hillary was in charge of marketing, business, and product development at Tupperware, where she developed and launched new product lines across Asia, negotiated a Chinese joint venture, and led business acquisitions. That was preceded by a similar role at Time Magazine. Earlier, she worked as a Management Consultant for Kamsky Associates in New York with assignments that included advising U.S. MNCs on their China entry and expansion strategies. Hillary began her career as a journalist and translator for the Wall Street Journal in Beijing.
Hillary earned two bachelor degrees (in economics and Mandarin) and a master’s (in economics) from Stanford University on academic scholarships, all of them with honors. She volunteers to help university and secondary school students realize their full potential and also to help selected NGOs develop their leadership capabilities.