Stephen Zhang, based in Beijing, leads the firm’s Financial Services Practice in Greater China. In this capacity, he focuses on senior-level leadership advisory in banking, insurance, asset management and fintech as well as the private equity and venture capital sectors. He works closely with the boards and CEOs of both multinational and Chinese companies, advising on leadership strategy and finding senior-level talent in support of the clients’ growth and global expansion initiatives.

Extensive financial services experience

  • Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, Stephen led the financial services, private equity, and fintech practice with another leading international executive search firm.
  • Before that, Stephen was the executive director at China International Capital (CICC) in Beijing and Hong Kong and an equity analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein in New York.
  • Previously, Stephen was a wireline engineer and operations manager with Schlumberger Oilfield Services in Australia, Indonesia and China. He has also worked at SynQor and Motorola Semiconductors in the U.S. and Hewlett-Packard and China Electronics in China.

Stephen has an MBA in finance and strategy from MIT’s Sloan School of Management and a BSEE from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China.

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