Paul Chau has over two decades of executive search experience, and is highly regarded by clients for his expertise in the technology sector. Paul focuses on leading senior-level searches with a wide range of clients across multiple industries that include consumer, retail, technology & services, industrial, healthcare, and financial services.
Prior to August Leadership, Paul was Senior Client Partner at Korn Ferry leading its CIO practice in Asia Pacific. Previously, he was the head of technology practice for a boutique search firm in Asia, followed by over 10 years with Russell Reynolds Associates in Hong Kong where he worked with high-profile clients in the technology, media, and telecommunications sectors.
Prior to executive search, Paul was the Managing Director at Scan Coin Ltd, a company developing and manufacturing banking-related equipment. With Scan Coin, he was responsible for direct marketing, business development, and P&L. Prior to Scan Coin, Paul was with AT&T for 10 years in Hong Kong, Beijing, and the United States working in product development, corporate development & strategy, and sales. He started his career with Meyer Electronics Ltd, a consumer electronics design and manufacturing company.
At AT&T, Paul helped develop a senior management development program that sponsored 50 Chinese government officials to study and work in the United States over a period of three years. This program taught officials about Western management structures and systems, knowledge with which they returned to China to further the country’s economic development.
Paul has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from City University of New York and an MBA from the Stern School of Business, New York University.
Paul speaks fluent English, Cantonese, and Mandarin.