President, Asia Pacific & ESG

May Knight is overall responsible for Korn Ferry Advisory business for Asia Pacific across all sectors, solutions and markets. 

May brings in-depth knowledge and experience in business across Asia and Europe. May has worked for over 27 years across many aspects including strategy development and execution, organization design, distribution and marketing effectiveness and digital transformation. 

Previously, May was the Managing Director for Financial Services (Asia Pacific) in  Accenture, providing leadership to the business and advised clients related to strategy, target operating model design and business transformation.

Prior to this, she was the Partner for Financial Services (Asia Pacific) and led EY’s Strategy, Customer and Growth, Digital practices. She has been advising many Financial Services companies across different aspects of their businesses including organization,  effectiveness, M&A, performance improvement, culture change and business transformation. 

May has worked closely with senior leaders to formulate and implement business strategies for innovation, growth, M&A, turnaround and transformation across Asia Pacific.

She is experienced in deploying operating strategies and structures which include developing business models and delivery blueprints, re-structuring leadership teams and establishing compensation structures to support the realization of business strategies.

May has worked across all aspects of business including Business Operating Model Design, Distribution & Growth, M&A, Product Development and Management, Digital Transformation as well as broader ESG issues. 

May’s past experiences includes strategy development, organizational design and sales & Marketing transformation.

May holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, an MBA from Liverpool Business School and is an alumna of Harvard Business School. She is a fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors.

She speaks English, Mandarin and Cantonese.