Cornerstone Global Partners ('CGP' in Mainland China) announced the appointment of Kent Yar as Practice Leader for its Aerospace & Aviation business. Based in Singapore, Kent will be responsible for developing CGP's aerospace & aviation business in the Asia Pacific, including general aviation, airliners, manufacturers and MROs, and assist the Company's efforts in client retention, new business production, and talent development. He will also work closely with the other teams in APAC to service regional and international clients.
Chris Watkins, Managing Partner at Cornerstone Global Partners, said: "Kent's appointment marks an exciting new era for us in Asia Pacific. He brings significant international experience in the Aerospace & Aviation sector and will provide further knowledge and expertise to our clients in the region". "Having worked previously within the Aerospace and Aviation sector for the executive search industry, Kent understands the needs of our clients and candidates," said Watkins. "We are delighted to welcome Kent to our expanding team in Singapore and we are confident he will develop the growth of our Aerospace and Aviation business across the region."
"I am excited to join a group that has such encouraging growth prospects and it makes such a deep impact for me in knowing the group's focus and strategy in growing its aerospace & aviation business especially in China," Kent said. "I'm looking forward to partnering with the team at CGP and playing my part in growing this practice across the region and supporting increasing communication and engagement with our stakeholders."
Kent specialises in Aerospace, Aviation and Defense executive search across Asia Pacific and provides advisory to MNCs and start-up in the region related to Aerospace OEMs, MROs, Airliners, Defence Contractors, Airport Authorities and Venture Capitalist. He has worked previously in senior roles in companies such as Spring Professional and Kelly Services as well as other search firms. His last role was Deputy Managing Director at Morgan Philips Singapore.