Xuemei Bennink-Bai is a trusted advisor to Chinese and global clients on executive recruitment, succession planning, and leadership development. Based in Shanghai, she leads Egon Zehnder’s Consumer Practice in Greater China and coleads the global Consumer Products segment. Xuemei is also active in Egon Zehnder’s CEO and Board Consulting practices.
Supporting the transformation of clients and candidates and having a positive impact on China and Asia’s rapidly developing business world energizes me.
Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Xuemei was on the executive board of Rentokil Initial, a FTSE100 company in the U.K. While based in Singapore and London, she led the turnaround of operations in 15 Asia-Pacific countries and built the Group Marketing and Innovation functions. Xuemei began her career in the U.K. with Unilever, where she spent more than a decade in the China market and became Vice President of Unilever China.
Xuemei has a PhD in heat transfer from the University of Cambridge and a BSc in mechanical engineering from Huazhong University of Science & Technology, in China. When not working, she loves chatting with her twin teenage daughters, going to the gym with her husband, and skiing as a family. She also supports the Save the Children charity in China.