Sean Neo is a Client Partner at Pedersen & Partners based in Hong Kong, covering the APAC region. He has been in the Executive Search since 1998 working in both global and large regional specialist boutique search firms. At these firms, Sean serviced a wide range of clients covering various product and functional areas within in global/regional/Mainland Chinese investment banks; asset managers and sovereign wealth entities with alternative strategies like Real Estate, Private Equity and Fund of Funds; and PWM companies. At a global search firm, he ran the Global Markets and Real Estate practice in Asia. Sean is a trusted advisor and critical business builder for clients having successfully built key business platform and operational functions in Korea, China, Japan and regional centers in Hong Kong, Singapore and ASEAN. He has been recognized as one of the best search professionals in Asia and Hong Kong in Equities and Investment Banking by Asiamoney. In recent years, Sean has widened his expertise to offer his advisory expertise to clients in the entertainment, healthcare, hospitality and consumer/retail industries. Prior to entering the executive search industry, Sean was a well ranked and recognized industry analyst in investment banking, while working in Nomura International. He covered the consumer/retail, airlines and China Conglomerates sectors as an equities analyst in Hong Kong. He was also head of business development in Asia for an international internet company and worked at Cathay Pacific Airways as a management trainee.
Sean graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Commerce and International Business and studied at Kobenhavns Universitet in Copenhagen, in International Studies, Trade and Commerce.