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Dominic Yim

Life Science Specialty Practice Group Leader

Dominic is Managing Partner of the Hong Kong and Shanghai offices, and a seasoned business executive in the human capital sector.

His area of executive search expertise is from the Managerial to CEO and Non-Executive Board Member levels. His clients include many Fortune 500 Life Science companies in fields such as medical devices, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and others.


Dominic has 35 years of experience in the life science and medical device industry spanning Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Singapore and the Asia Pacific. He is now a respected professional in the spheres of executive search, HR leadership and CEO advisory services. Before Cornerstone, Dominic was previously with Russell Reynolds Associates and Asia Executive Talent Group.

Now based in Hong Kong and Shanghai, Dominic has covered China and Pan Asia extensively including Japan, India and Australia.

Born in Hong Kong and brought up in Canada, Dominic spent over 20 years in Vancouver before returning to China in 1984. His last position in the corporate world was as the VP of Global HR and Talent Management with Biosensors. He had also held senior management roles at Philips Medical, Siemens Medical, Medtronics, Thermal Fisher, Steris and St. Jude Medical.


Recruiting, CEO advisory and leadership development are the key areas of Dominic’s human capital focus. They are also an integral and passionate part of his executive search career. Dominic has an Engineering degree from Waterloo University, Canada and an MBA in Human Resources and Marketing from Simon School of Business at the Macquarie University, Australia. He also holds a Coaching certificate from Results Coaching.