Heidrick & Struggles, a premier provider of executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping worldwide, today announced that Anny Kwok has joined the firm as a partner in the Financial Services Practice based in Hong Kong, primarily focusing on serving clients in private equity and alternative asset management.
"We foresee strong growth ahead in the venture capital/private equity industry in APAC, particularly in mainland China with growing opportunities across the fintech, consumer, education and healthcare sectors," said Frazer Wilson, Regional Managing Partner of Heidrick & Struggles' Financial Services Practice, APAC & Middle East. "As we continue to bring in high-caliber talent like Anny, our practice is better equipped with the sector expertise needed to help our clients navigate market complexity and implement the most effective leadership solutions."
In her role, Anny will primarily focus on Greater China Financial Services and Private Equity clients in the broader North Asia Region. Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Anny was with another international executive firm and was responsible for building the firm's Asia Private Equity business from inception. As a former investor she has a deep knowledge of the market, its trends and cycles, allowing her to form a targeted view in identifying the best senior-team at the fund level and at the Private Equity backed portfolio companies.
Bringing to the firm more than 15 years of industry experience and connectivity, Anny's expertise spans different fund strategies (Venture, Growth, Buyout, Mezzanine/Distressed Debt, Real Estate, Fund of Funds). She has delivered senior searches for the GPs and LPs, including Managing Partners and Managing Directors, Head of Operations & Finance, Portfolio CEO, CFO and Board of Directors.
Anny began her career in brand marketing with PepsiCo and Yum Brands. Upon graduating from Harvard MBA, she switched into finance with Goldman Sachs and CITIC Capital Partners making investments in consumer companies.
"Anny's extensive international experience in various industries perfectly complements our team and further strengthens our capabilities and reputation as a trusted leadership advisor in North Asia," said Stephen McAlinden, Partner-in-Charge of Heidrick & Struggles' Hong Kong office.
SOURCE: Press release