Tony’s current work is deeply grounded in many years in leadership positions in Asia across a variety of industries since 1986. Prior to establishing the Transcend International Group in 2008, Tony’s previous role was founder and CEO of the award winning MRI China Group, a leading multinational recruitment solutions, outsourcing, talent management and talent market research organization employing nearly 300 people across six countries in the region, with more than 150 in the mainland of China. He grew the organization from scratch and was able to defeat many of the paradigms held both inside and outside the industry about its practices and drivers. It was during his tenure in this role that he discovered that the “coaching approach” was the best way to create, especially in a cross-cultural context, an environment of collaboration, teamwork and common ground where people are empowered, accountable and engaged. Tony successfully sold this business in 2010 and remains a member of its Board as a non-executive director. Previous to this role Tony spent six years with ABN AMRO Asia Group, first as CFO and, later, as deputy COO, covering the region from Japan, China and Hong Kong to Indonesia. He has also held Board level positions with Sotheby’s Asia, Barings and the Jardine Fleming Group, each one a leading institution in its field during his time with them. Tony is also a Director of the US China Chamber of commerce, the International Coach Federation (ICF) and currently holds the position of VP for Executive Coaching at the Hong Kong International Coaching Community (HKICC). Tony is a keen birdwatcher, photographer and water colour painter and lives with his wife, cats and dog in Hong Kong.
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