Based in Spencer Stuart’s Singapore office, Arnaud Despierre places board members, chief executive officers and other C-level executives in a variety of industry sectors. Arnaud has previously led the Industrial and Energy practices in Asia Pacific and co-led Infrastructure for the firm globally.

First-hand Asia expertise with a global outlook

  • During his tenure with Spencer Stuart, Arnaud has completed assignments for a range of clients, including oil and gas, power, chemicals, manufacturing, engineering, infrastructure, metals and mining, and transportation companies. His functional areas of expertise include general management, sales and marketing, operations, finance, and human resources.
  • Arnaud has lived in various countries in Europe, North America and Asia prior to settling in Singapore. Drawing on this extensive international background, he frequently conducts assignments in Malaysia and Indonesia as well as for Asian companies looking to expand their reach into Western markets.
  • Prior to Spencer Stuart, Arnaud worked for McKinsey & Company in Canada and Southeast Asia, where he consulted with industrial clients on an array of issues, including organizational restructuring, performance transformation, human resources management and leadership development. In addition, he contributed to the transformation of several national oil companies in Southeast Asia.
  • He began his career with Rolls Royce Energy, supporting the development of industrial gas turbines for oil and gas and electrical power generation applications, as well as marine gas turbine engines for the U.K. Royal Navy and U.S. Navy.

A permanent resident of Singapore, Arnaud is a graduate of the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées in France and holds a Master of Science from Cranfield University and an M.B.A. with high distinction from the University of Michigan.

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