Our client (a leading FTSE250 company) was looking to hire a Chief Executive Officer to lead its activities across the entire Asia Pacific region. The challenge for Summit was that China is still a relatively immature first generation market.
As a result, we needed to look at a much wider geographic area. Through the Executive Search process our research therefore included Hong Kong, Beijing, Singapore and the relevant Cantonese speaking areas within mainland China itself.
After just three months, this search culminated in a Chinese national being appointed to the role.