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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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Zhou, Lucy

Zhou, Lucy

Lucy, a dedicated professional, joined Cornerstone in 2024 as a Consultant, immersing herself in the dynamic world of the semiconductor industry.  For five years, Lucy excelled as a Senior Chip Recruitment Consultant at a prominent recruitment firm in China and has proven her prowess in assembling teams from the ground up for several leading semiconductor…

Wang, Bonnie

Wang, Bonnie

Bonnie is an expert in recruiting for high-level research and functional roles within the South China region. Before joining Cornerstone in 2023 as a Principal Consultant, Bonnie’s career was marked by steady progression and growth. Over a span of five years, she progress her expertise from a Research Assistant and eventually rising to the position…

Lin, Tina

Lin, Tina

Tina’s professional journey includes a significant two-year stint at a prominent headhunting company. During this time, she took on diverse roles spanning technical research and development, management, sales, and operations, showcasing her versatility and adaptability.  Tina, with her independent headhunting thinking and a complete SOP process, is a skilled job searcher and deliverer. Her track…

Wang, Coffee

Wang, Coffee

Coffee has over a decade of professional experience in recruitment. After earning a degree, Coffee strategically transitioned to the headhunting platform company in 2016, a move that eventually led to serving as a director at a renowned local headhunting firm before joining Cornerstone in 2023 as a Principal Consultant. Throughout Coffee’s career, the focus has…

Liu, Tara

Liu, Tara

With 20 years of experience, Tara is Shenzhen-based and entered the executive search industry in 2008,  Working with several internationally renowned and China-based search firms as General Manager and Senior Partner. In 2023, she joined CORNERSTONE as Senior Partner.  As a specialist in the real estate sector, Tara has a proven track record of success,…

Li, Julie

Li, Julie

With a robust professional journey spanning 15 years, Julie has been with the executive search industry since 2013. Her tenure includes significant roles at two prominent China-based search firms, culminating in her current position as a Partner at CORNERSTONE since 2024.  Julie’s expertise extends across the hard technology sector, encompassing a diverse range of industries….

Abby Bai

Abby Bai

Overview Abby Bai is the Brand Manager of Cornerstone International Group and she is Shanghai, China based. With a Master’s in Advertising from the University of Queensland, Australia. She possesses extensive expertise in social media strategy formulation, content creation, data analysis, and event planning. Abby is bilingual, proficient in English and Chinese, and recognized for…

Liang, Bean

Liang, Bean

Bean embarked on his journey in the executive search industry in 2010, immersing himself in various sectors such as cross-border e-commerce, innovative hardware, telecommunications, packaging, heavy engineering, retail, and consumer industries. His dedication and expertise led to his appointment as Senior Partner at Cornerstone International Group in 2023, where he now spearheads the search team…

Cornerstone Shenzhen

Cornerstone Shenzhen

Cornerstone International Group’s strategic decision to establish an office in Shenzhen, China, in 2023 is a testament to our forward-thinking approach and our unwavering commitment to meeting diverse client needs in the Greater Bay Area of Southern China.  Shenzhen, a global technology and innovation hub, is home to several pillar industries: Cornerstone International Group, with…

Mr. Jayant Dhodre

Mr. Jayant Dhodre

Jayant is a seasoned HR professional based at our Pune office with over 16 years of cross-cultural experience. He brings a wealth of expertise in pursuing senior-level roles in talent acquisition for growth-driven organizations. Jayant’s proficiency lies in manpower planning, talent acquisition, and evaluating and optimizing processes to enhance organizational effectiveness and employee potential. Jayant…

Dr. Amjad Khan

Dr. Amjad Khan

Dr. Amjad Khan is a seasoned management professional based at our Pune office. His primary aim is to build a strong Industrial, manufacturing, Automotive, and board search practice. He comes with over 25 years of cross-cultural experience in corporates covering human resource and the management consulting domain. Throughout his distinguished career, he has consistently demonstrated…

Deepak Panda

Deepak Panda

Managing Partner Deepak is our Managing partner based at the Mumbai office. Deepak’s principal focus is to scale up Cornerstone’s business in India in Executive Search, Leadership Consulting, and new solutions and consulting offerings. Deepak also serves as a consultant to senior management in many industries. His consulting work includes Strategy Planning & Implementation, Organisation…

Nath, Shiv

Nath, Shiv

Shiv is Board Advisor at Cornerstone based at Gurgaon/ NCR office. He is leading Electric Mobility, Battery Storage, and green energy practice. He is an experienced C-suite leader with more than 30 years of experience in Technology business & operations in areas of Energy Storage, Semiconductors, Solar PV, Data storage devices, FT display, and Optical…

Carville, Rachel

Carville, Rachel

Rachel Carville, based at our Gurugram office is a trusted and seasoned client-advisor on leadership hiring since 1998. At Cornerstone her focus is on setting up new practice groups and building a varied portfolio of clients across verticals Her experience spans multi-national companies, Indian family businesses and private equity backed portfolio companies, across the spectrum…

Moola, Lakshmi

Moola, Lakshmi

Lakshmi Moola is Vice President, Cornerstone International Group based at Bengaluru office. Lakshmi’s principal focus is to scale up Cornerstone’s business in India & overseas in Executive Search, Leadership Consulting, and she also leads the IT Practice. Lakshmi is adept in Leadership Searches which includes Board & Senior Management in Technology & Communications, Industrial &…

Pick, Peter

Pick, Peter

Peter Pick is the Partner Director at Cornerstone Australia, focusing on career management, outplacement & transition services sectors across Australia.  Before joining Cornerstone, Peter led two national firms, including, most recently, Nine Lives Consulting. Since then, Peter has built an experienced team of career management/transition consultants across Australia. He has personally coached over 2000 participants…

Rademeyer, Leon

Rademeyer, Leon

Leon is the Partner Consultant at the Cornerstone Melbourne office, focusing on executive search/talent acquisition services across Melbourne and Adelaide.  Before joining Cornerstone, Leon worked at large corporate institutions in the forest, media, defense, higher education, and healthcare sectors in Australia and South Africa. Leon’s expertise encompasses high-level stakeholder engagement and human capital management, strategic…

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…

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…

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…

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…