Welcome to Cornerstone Asia!

Cornerstone’s Asia region is comprised of 7 locally owned search firms that help clients fill key positions wherever the need for such leaders arises. Whether supporting clients in their own local market or calling on the bench strength of other Cornerstone members in the region or globally, Cornerstone Asia members provide their clients with the highest level of service. Quality is what matters most as we deliver tailor-made services, with an attention to detail you expect from a boutique search firm. For more than 30 years we have had a strong presence in the Executive Search industry, leading searches for companies across a variety of industries, functions, and locations.

Our members are well placed to help these firms realize qualified managers are critical to grow their businesses and meet challenges at home and abroad.

We know every search requires a dedicated team that understands the needs and goals of each client. Our success is proven by the many clients who repeatedly return to us for their recruiting requirements. Why? As a result, our members have gained industry recognitions including “China Recruitment Firm of the Year” award, the “Trustworthy HR Service Unit” award and others.

As part of the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC), we hold ourselves to the highest quality standards. We search both locally and around the globe to deliver leaders of the highest caliber to our clients.

In addition to providing top-notch talent to our clients, we also offer Leadership Development and Executive Coaching services. We believe organizations need outstanding resources to retain and develop great talent, and we make these resources available to our clients. These include Executive Coaching, Assessments and Board & CEO Advisory Consulting.

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Yung, Steven

Yung, Steven

Steven Yung is Vice Chairman of Cornerstone International Group based in Hong Kong. Steven brings world class leadership experience earned from top global & local companies in Asia & U.S.A. Positions that he held include Chairman of HKEx-listed Clear Media JV with NYSE-listed Clear Channel Worldwide, CEO of HKEx-listed Imagi International, President of Nielsen Media…

Koh, Frank

Koh, Frank

 Frank offers over 20 years of solid talent solutions experience in Executive Search and Coaching Services. He is the Chief Client Partner of Cornerstone International Group in Hong Kong, responsible for building regional accounts across China with other Cornerstone offices.  Previous Experience Frank’s professional exposure spans China and the Asia Pacific. His client base includes…

Yeo, Edwin

Yeo, Edwin

Prior to contributing to the field of Executive Recruitment consultancy from the 1990s, and subsequently founding Rubicon Int’l Talent Exchange (which is now the Singapore office of Cornerstone International Group), Edwin was the General Manager of an Infrastructure Engineering firm where he initiated, spearheaded and achieved the goal of upgrading the firm’s national certification for…

Wong, Desmond

Wong, Desmond

Desmond Wong has more than 30 years of Asia Pacific Human Resources (HR) senior management experience, with specialisations in pioneering and setting up of HR departments in new companies and impacting employees in their career development. His career as Regional Head of HR covered various industries, such as, property development/retail/hospitality (CapitaLand, City Development Ltd and…

Tan, Kenneth

Tan, Kenneth

As a banker with 34 years of experience, Kenneth took on Senior Management positions in the Global Markets division, which is performed through his career roles in both local and Global Banks. His personal and professional contributions were well recognised and appreciated in the Banking sector – with proven results in managing and supporting Corporate,…

Kasko, Juliet

Kasko, Juliet

Juliet is a super-connector with a passion for technology, innovation and change management. She has contributed to the executive search industry for more than a decade and has been based in the APAC region for five years. Juliet has a vast network and expertise in technology and innovation sectors, successfully closing C-level positions in blockchain,…

Carma , I Wayan

Carma , I Wayan

Prior to contributing to the field of Executive Search, Wayan operated in various industries, such as, banking, retail, hospitality and education.  He started his career in 1989 in Bank Universal (a part of the Astra Group) – which is now Permata Bank – starting as Management Trainees and, after seven years, was promoted to the…

Sim, Jacob

Sim, Jacob

Jacob is an Organizational Inheritance Builder who has worked with corporate leaders to embed core values and shape a potential-maximization culture in their team. Passion and pragmatism define his design and execution of organizational development (OD) solutions. His career experience spans the world of Public Relations, Direct Marketing, Healthcare-Hygiene, Executive Search and Telecommunications. Jacob has…

Leong, Lai-Fong

Leong, Lai-Fong

Lai Fong began her career in search in 1998.  She was trained in the structured discipline in search process from day one, and diligently applied it in conducting all searches. She has successfully placed roles in senior management as well as technical consulting for companies such as IBM, SUN Microsystems, Lucent, Microsoft, HP, CISCO, as…

Raman, Lalita

Raman, Lalita

Coaching Approach I create an environment where my profound presence enables clients who work with me to get insights which they can apply to overcome their challenge. I take a holistic approach, understand the context of the client, who they are, what are their strengths, help them identify potential blocks and challenges that may be…

Gowrishankar, Matangi

Gowrishankar, Matangi

Coaching Approach Using a neuroscience /brain based coaching approach, my focus is on enabling my clients to gain deep insights into the dilemmas they are facing, exploring old habits and to create new wiring /habits in order to change the outcomes they achieve. My clients often speak about how this approach enables them to reinvent…

Tan, Aloysius

Tan, Aloysius

Coaching Approach Using a highly flexible approach, I focus on the key issues and real-life situations that my clients are facing. I provide direct, honest, and constructive feedback plus challenging questions to help clients gain insights to the impact of their behaviors. Partnering with clients to create pragmatic development solutions and provide opportunities to practice…

Li, Catherine YunXia

Li, Catherine YunXia

Coaching Approach My coaching approach varies according to different style and need of each client, but not limited to: Challenging mind’s status-quo and provoking thought Being at the moment and actively listening Using illustrative manner and theoretical learning Engaging and insightful Reflective and Rethinking Directive and explicit manner By leveraging extensive coaching experience and coaching…

Reynolds, Roisin

Reynolds, Roisin

Coaching Approach I am a calm and attentive listener.  I provide open and honest conversation, free from judgement, in a safe and confidential space, to allow you and your team to focus on exploring, defining and achieving your goals.  I provide a forum for reflection, perspective, and insight; the opportunity to step away from interference…

Thomson, David

Thomson, David

Coaching Approach I believe the coaching process is a very personal journey for an individual and my role as a transformative coach is to facilitate such a process through ‘being in the moment’ leading toward sustainable behavioral changes and improvements. In essence, my role is to help leaders think more effectively and make better, more…

Vishwanath, Arun

Vishwanath, Arun

Coaching Approach My approach to coaching begins with an “alignment session” with various stakeholders involved to figure out the goals to be achieved by the end of the coaching engagement period. The first coaching session is called the “chemistry session”, post which we do a mid-session engagement check and the final engagement check at the…

Sugawara, Paula

Sugawara, Paula

Coaching Approach I love to support leaders in reaching their goals and tend to follow the GROW model while exploring some of the many options that might be available to them. I tend to have a very direct communication style but like to assure leaders that my frank style is coming from a place of…

Robinson, Bruce

Robinson, Bruce

Typical Clients Executives in transition, who are looking to change roles, geographies, or their current career path. Especially helpful in situations that involve international responsibilities and working with teams across departments, cultures and countries. Have assisted executives accelerate their career development by helping make them become more self aware and strategic thinking to achieve their…

Patgaonkar, Yogesh

Patgaonkar, Yogesh

Coaching Approach I have developed a “Harmony” coaching model inspired by the GROW model. “Harmony” is a result oriented coaching model where the coach works with the  client and his/her ecosystem of goals, beliefs and environment to achieve sustainable results. My belief is the client always is capable of achieving his/her set of goals and…

Venugopal, CB

Venugopal, CB

Coaching Approach My style of coaching is rigorously driven around identifying growth areas and expansiveness- that which creates enhanced leadership abilities, results focus and fulfillment at work. “Well being” is an important component of the way executives and their teams are able to pursue success and attain accomplishments. I bring into every coaching engagement ‘respectful…

Hariharan, Jay Kumar

Hariharan, Jay Kumar

  Coaching Approach   I use a proprietary model called  the “5 A” Model that breaks down the Coaching journey – Awareness, Ask for feedback, Aim, Action, Accountability. This break down the various levels of change that the coachee might experience starting with a deeper sense of Self-awareness coupled with feedback from Stakeholders as “Leadership…

Udhoji, Rajesh

Udhoji, Rajesh

Coaching Approach It’s a uniquely positioned result orientated approach that I had developed over a period of time. That is why I use the acronym of my approach as “RESULT”.  The Result approach is based on ICF competencies and is a collaborative structured process to ensure that the desired results are achieved through the coaching…

Liu, Kathy

Liu, Kathy

Kathy is the Director of Cornerstone International Group Beijing office. She is responsible for the management and engagement of Workforce Transition and Career & Talent Management Consulting projects. Previous Experience Over 7 years of extensive experience accumulated by support and management of programs in terms of talent development, career development and career transition. Kathy is…

Wang, Teresa

Wang, Teresa

Teresa Wang is the Director & Office Head of the Cornerstone Beijing office. Previous Experience Over 20 years of experience in recruitment and previously served in Human Resource function of different companies. Teresa became an executive search consultant beginning 2008, she has successfully completed search assignments for CIO Greater China, general managers for large local…

Kwan, James (Dr.)

Kwan, James (Dr.)

Typical Clients My clients are senior executives and mid-level professionals who aspire to create a thriving organization to improve wellbeing at workplace and achieve organizational goals. They are committed, experienced, analytical, and determined to be great leaders in meeting stakeholders’ and their personal expectations. Results Achieved One of my clients approached me to provide coaching…

Eng, Mui-Hong

Eng, Mui-Hong

Mui-Hong brings with her over 20 years of experience in talent management, human resource development and employee engagement. She partners senior leaders to co-design strategies to enhance organisational effectiveness and employee experience. Recently, she successfully led an employee engagement initiative and saw significant improvements in employee engagement in a benchmark study. She has profiled over…

Venugopal, CB

Venugopal, CB

CB Venugopal, popularly called Venu has over twenty five years experience in Sales, Training and Development, Executive Search, Executive Coaching and Consulting areas. He is now part of the leadership team at Cornerstone India based at Bangalore with a mandate to grow the business across services, adding depth and breadth to the global services offerings. …