NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CTPartners (NYSE MKT: CTP), a leading global retained executive search firm, today announced that Chris Kao has joined the firm as a Partner in the Life Science Practice in Asia based in Shanghai.
During 10 years in executive search, he has worked extensively with pharmaceutical, medical device, diagnostics and life sciences instruments organizations to develop their strategic talent platforms. Chris has deep-seated regional knowledge and insight into these industries, particularly in China. Throughout his career, he has also recruited senior executives in many functional specialist areas, including medical affairs, regulatory affairs and R&D management.
Prior to executive search, Chris was an editor for a Beijing municipal government-backed publishing company and worked with The Economist Group in Beijing and Singapore. He has studied in the United States and China and speaks English, Mandarin and German.
Morten Nielsen, Global Head of the Life Science Practice said, “Chris is a strong addition to our Asian Practice with his intimate knowledge of the needs of global companies in Asia Pacific. Our Life Science’s Practice is Asia has broadened our reach and bringing Chris on board strengthens our presence and enhances our ability to further meet client needs.”
CTPartners is a leading global executive search firm that is designed to deliver in-depth expertise, creative strategies, and outstanding results to clients worldwide. Committed to a philosophy of partnering with its clients, CTPartners offers a proven track record in C-Suite, top executive, and board searches, as well as extensive experience in serving private equity and venture capital firms.
From its 28 offices in 17 countries, CTPartners serves clients with a global organization of more than 500 professionals and employees, offering expertise in board advisory services, key leadership functions, and executive recruiting services in the financial services, life sciences, industrial, professional services, retail and consumer, and technology, media and telecom industries.