Siew Kiang leads Spencer Stuart’s Leadership Advisory Services for Southeast Asia and Greater China, advising clients in succession planning, executive assessment and development, leadership team effectiveness and culture transformation. She has more than 20 years of management experience, including leading high-performing teams in human resources, business development and in formulating and implementing public policies.
Succession planning and assessment expertise with focus on leadership impact
- In her current role, Siew Kiang assists clients who are making strategic decisions on their most senior talent – in C-level succession, selection of executives for critical roles and their leadership development plans. Other than planned successions, she also advises clients on senior talent decisions in M&A situations and PE-backed investments. Siew Kiang works with global and local clients, primarily in the industrial and financial sectors, with select clients in the technology, consumer and healthcare sectors.
- Helping senior executives strengthen their leadership impact is another key aspect of Siew Kiang’s work, through executive coaching and facilitating conversations amongst leadership team members to build alignment and trust, to enable them to lead their organizations more effectively. She also assists leaders in driving transformation in their organizations through culture re-alignment and organization development programs tailored to their context and objectives.
- Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, Siew Kiang was an executive director at the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB). She advised entrepreneurs and family-owned businesses from all over the world on their plans to set up businesses and residence in Singapore, where she worked most closely with founders of privately-owned enterprises in China across different sectors. She also led Contact Singapore, a national agency established to attract talent to invest and work in Singapore. Prior to that, Siew Kiang served as the director of human resources at EDB, where she was responsible for all aspects of talent acquisition, management, development and engagement. The early part of her career was in promoting Singapore as a location for manufacturing, R&D, supply chain management and headquarter activities for global oil and chemicals companies.
Siew Kiang holds an executive master’s degree in consulting and coaching for change from INSEAD and is a certified executive coach with the International Coach Federation. She also holds a master’s degree in business administration from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management and a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the National University of Singapore. She was awarded the Singapore Public Administration Medal in 2007. She speaks English and Mandarin.