Senior Client Partner

Charles Shao is a Senior Client Partner located in Korn Ferry's Beijing office.

Prior to joining Korn Ferry, Mr. Shao was Global Head of Learning & Development for Caterpillar Inc. There, he was responsible for building and executing Caterpillar enterprise learning and development strategy worldwide to enable sustainable business success and to support the personal growth of over 100,000 employees.

Previously, Mr. Shao was a practice leader at Hewitt Associates, consulting multinational and local clients in various human capital areas such as talent management, leadership consulting and HR transformation. Prior to Hewitt Associates, Mr. Shao worked in several HR functional areas at a number of Fortune 500 companies.

Mr. Shao holds a Master of Business Administration from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University in the Netherlands and a Bachelor of Economics from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. He is accredited for several leadership assessment instruments and is a trained executive coach.