Pedersen & Partners appoints Jean-Michel Wu to lead its Asia Pacific Consumer & Retail Practice

June 23, 2020 – Singapore – Pedersen & Partners, a leading international Executive Search firm with 54 wholly owned offices in 50 countries, is pleased to announce that Jean-Michel Wu has joined the firm as a Client Partner, and the Head of Consumer & Retail Practice (Asia Pacific) based in Singapore.

Jean-Michel has over 25 years of Human Resources, Leadership Development, and Talent Acquisition experience across the Executive Search and Advertising & Media industry segments. Prior to joining Pedersen & Partners, he served as the APAC CEO of a global Executive Search organisation specialising in the Advertising, Marketing, and Communications sector.  In his previous role, Jean-Michel was the Chief Talent Officer Asia Pacific for McCann Worldgroup, with previous leadership roles in Talent Management with WPP and Ogilvy. His prior experience in Executive Search focused on the Consumer & Retail sectors with international Executive Search organisations, during which time he focused on C-Level searches across Asia Pacific. During the past 20+ years, Jean-Michel has lived in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Thailand, and speaks Mandarin as well as his native English and French. 

Kristian Pedersen

“As the APAC region gears up for recovery, Jean-Michel’s broad depth of expertise and understanding of the industry and the complex requirements of recruitment for leadership roles in the region will enhance our regional and global capabilities. His track record of building top tier leadership teams that can scale and accelerate growth will allow us to partner at a deeper level with our clients and candidates. Jean-Michel is well-equipped to lead and further develop our Practice Group in APAC, and we welcome him to our global team,” said Kristian Pedersen, Client Partner, Global Head of Consumer & Retail Practice Group at Pedersen & Partners.

Jean Michel Wu

“I am honoured to be joining Pedersen & Partners to lead the Consumer & Retail Practice in Asia Pacific as the firm has built a strong and enviable reputation through its global team of industry experts. I look forward to partnering with our clients to deliver the expertise and added value that is required as they continue to build and evolve their leadership teams,” added Jean-Michel Wu, Client Partner, Head of Consumer & Retail Practice (Asia Pacific) at Pedersen & Partners.


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