Christopher Chen

Christopher Chen

Senior Client Partner


Christopher Chen is Senior Client Partner and Canada Practice Leader for Executive Pay and Governance.

Mr. Chen advises clients on supporting stakeholder value through effectively aligning organizational strategy to executive compensation.

Mr. Chen has worked extensively with private and public sector clients across Canada in all aspects of executive pay and governance including compensation strategy, competitive benchmarking and incentive design. As a former lawyer and in-house advisor, he brings deep technical and industry expertise to his clients.

Mr. Chen holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and a Bachelor of Laws Degree from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and has completed the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants In-depth Tax Course. Christopher obtained the Chartered Director (C.Dir.) designation from The Directors College (a joint venture between The Conference Board of Canada and McMaster University), and is a faculty member of The Directors College.

Prior to joining Korn Ferry, Mr. Chen consulted for Willis Towers Watson, practiced law (tax, employment and pension) at Hicks and tax at Deloitte. In house, he was Tax Counsel and then Director of Compensation at the CIBC.

He is a frequent presenter and commentator on compensation issues at professional conferences, national television and in print.

Mr. Chen previously chaired the Governance Committee of the Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care, organizer of the annual Dragon Ball fundraising gala.