Sector Leader, Global Technology Markets, Greater China

Kong To is the Sector Leader, Global Technology Markets, Greater China at Korn Ferry based at the firms Shanghai office.

With over 24 years of executive search experience, Kong advises his clients on executive search, leadership and organizational development. Kong’s expertise is in placing senior executive to help businesses increase performance and capitalize on the opportunities in the complex market of China.   His clients include global and locally established companies, whether a start-up, expansion mode, or transforming to disrupt, Kong has the resource and experience to develop the right solution that ensures successful outcomes.  Kong’s Sector expertise include Technology led companies, of late his expertise in Ai Robotics, ML, Big Data, IoT and anything digital and PE/VC Portfolio companies.  His Education in Manufacturing and Engineering means he had served his clients in the broader Industrial markets.

Prior to Korn Ferry, Kong spent years in Hong Kong serving his client’s across the greater China region and 15 years living and working in China, leading the expansion of 2 leading international executive firms, running their offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. He had successfully built strategic key accounts and internal teams, delivering on key C suite, senior management appointments across the greater China as well placing leadership teams across the APAC and EMEA region.

A British born Chinese, with a Hong Kong PR, Kong builds a cultural bridge between western clients operating in China and vice versa.  Graduated in Aeronautical Engineering and bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing Systems and Engineering Management at the University of Hertfordshire, UK.

Specialties: Executive Search, Leadership Advisory, Recruitment and Talent Acquisition, talent mapping; CXO’s, GM’s, VP’s and Directors, CHRO, P&L Management, Functional Heads, Regional leadership Asia/Greater China.

Recent mandates: President China Region, CEO, MD Greater China, VP Finance - Asia, Business Development Director, CHRO, VP Commercial, Head of Sales, COO, Corporate Strategy and CMO, CFO, Marketing and Head of Digital.