In The Asian Question, we examined the challenge of promoting high-potential Asian talent to leadership positions at a regional level and beyond.

For multinational corporations (MNCs), the same cultural and communication differences that make doing business in Asia challenging for Western companies also play a role in keeping Asian executives out of the upper echelons of management.

MNCs need to tackle this issue head-on in order to maintain their competitiveness in the Asian market. This paper advances solutions to this challenge, sourced from interviews conducted by Odgers Berndtson in late 2015 with senior APAC HR executives at 40 MNCs. Those interviewed shared their experiences, successes and frustrations in tackling this sensitive issue.

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Kenny Chen

Kenny Chen has more than a decade of experience in the Life Sciences industry since graduating with a Bachelor's in Biochemistry from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor. Starting his career in Me...

Anna Martin

Anna Martin heads the Human Resources practice for Odgers Berndtson in Southeast Asia, covering all sectors. In addition, her search work also has focus on regional leadership as well as a full ran...

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Welcome to OBSERVE Magazine Issue 15

A special issue dedicated to talent and potential

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New mentorship initiative tackling gender diversity in hospitality leadership

Despite the case for more gender-diverse boards being made many times over, there is still some w...

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Industry-wide mentoring initiative launched to fast-track female leaders in hospitality

Global executive search firm Odgers Berndtson partners with UK Hospitality, BT Sport and Elliotts.