Sector Leader

Daniel Soh is the Sector Leader based in Korn Ferry’s Singapore office primarily responsible for Financial Officers and Technology Officers practices, and he leads senior-level management searches covering Asian conglomerates and family businesses across different industry sectors. 

Using the vast experience of over 20 years advising business leaders across Asia on their top talent acquisition challenges, Mr. Soh strives to quickly build high-performing management teams capable of establishing and strengthening their organisation’s presence in the region. A recognised authority on prevailing leadership issues in Asia-based companies today, Mr. Soh also specialises in cross–border appointments, having successfully placed Chief Executives and other senior leaders in ASEAN, Greater China and Japan.

During his executive search career which began in early 1998 with A.T. Kearney, Mr. Soh has carved a niche by assessing and identifying seasoned professionals across various functions. This versatility makes him well qualified to look beyond the parameters of a traditional job spec and source high performing individuals from different geographies, industries, or functions to fill critical leadership roles.

Prior to joining Korn Ferry, Mr. Soh spent 10 years running his own regional retained search practice, and he had held similar responsibilities at other leading global executive search firms.

Mr. Soh holds a Master in Human Capital Management from Singapore University of Social Science,  Bachelor of Business in Business Administration from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, and an Executive Diploma in Directorship from Singapore Management University. Mr. Soh has also completed the Listed Entity Directors Programme, and he is an Accredited Board Director and an Ordinary Member (MSID) of the Singapore Institute of Directors.

Outside of work, Mr. Soh is also an active volunteer and is especially passionate about helping the less privileged and protecting the environment. Having lived and worked in Singapore, China, Hong Kong and Japan, Mr. Soh is fluent in English and Mandarin.