Bó Lè Associates announces Pierre Zhuang has resigned as Chief Executive Officer, and the Board has named David Chan, Managing Director and Bó Lè Associates Shanghai Office head, as company’s new CEO, effective 1st January, 2018.

“As one of the founding members of Bó Lè Associates, Pierre Zhuang guided the company to become one of the leading executive search firms in Asia, expanding Bó Lè Associates from 10 to 400 consultants across 13 offices in Asia”, said Hiroki Nakashige, COO of RGF International Recruitment Business, on behalf of the Recruit Group. “Pierre has made countless contributions to Bó Lè ’s success, and he has attracted multiple million-dollar performers and has inspired an outstanding executive team.”

To further solidify positioning of Bó Lè  Associates in Greater China market, which emerged and has shown rapid changes, company has decided to appoint David as successor of Pierre.

In this role, David will oversee all 9 offices across Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taipei. While David is excited to drive growth and innovation for Bó Lè Associates Greater China, he is most appreciative of the solid business foundation and quality of people as set by Pierre Zhuang and Bó Lè Leaders.

David joined the Firm in 2015 and was Head of Bó Lè Hong Kong Office prior to taking on the role as Head of Bó Lè Shanghai Office in August 2017. He has an excellent track record in various local and regional senior executive search assignments with specialization in the financial industry. Prior to joining the Firm, David has spent over 20 years of international experience in corporate and Institutional banking in Australia, Shanghai and Hong Kong.

“As RGF targets to become globally leading HR service provider, the success of Bó Lè Associates is essential and key priority. We are pleased to have David as new CEO of Bó Lè Associates Greater China who is an international professional with extensive experiences of leadership and business acumen in performance driven enterprises,” said Hiroki Nakashige. Moreover, “David is a proven chief executive who has previously managed a multi-million dollar Chinese-owned business in APAC in addition to decades of corporate accolades in banking.”

The same sentiment is echoed by David’s predecessor, Pierre Zhuang, noting that “it is rare to find an individual who can be both a great people manager as well as a top performer.”

Entering a new chapter in 2018, David has set top priorities around serving clients in innovative ways, articulating the industry expertise of Bó Lè Associates Greater China, investing in future leaders, setting efficient operational infrastructure and leveraging strategic partnerships with technology companies to transform the business.

David is confident that as Bó Lè Associates has been a pioneer in the executive search business, it will continue to be a leader in the market. With strong leadership of David, Bó Lè Associates will enhance its executive search services to superior quality to serve clients and candidates, and contribute to the further growth of HR market in Greater China.

SOURCE: Bó Lè Associates