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Anny Kwok is a partner in the Financial Services Practice, primarily focusing on serving clients in the private equity and alternative investment sectors. Based in Hong Kong, Anny also oversees the Mainland China market and travels to Singapore regularly to cover the Southeast Asia market.
Anny joins Heidrick & Struggles from an international search firm, where she helped build their North Asia alternative investment business. A former investment banker, private equity investor and consumer portfolio operator, Anny has accumulated over 15 years of sector knowledge and connectivity.
In addition to hiring senior investment professionals spanning across different asset classes (equity, credit, real estate and distress), Anny also conducts searches in operating partners, fund administration, and portfolio CEO/CFO and board roles. She has broad experience working with Chinese financial institutions looking to go public and expand their leadership teams globally. Anny has also expanded her portfolio to include leadership advisory projects, helping clients with succession and or turnaround situations.
Before beginning her career in executive search, Anny worked for CITIC Capital China’s buyout team making investments in consumer companies, after having spent time on the sell-side with the Goldman Sachs investment banking team.
Born in Shanghai and having spent time in Hong Kong and North America, Anny is known to be particularly intuitive regarding the cultural nuances in leadership placements.
She received her degree in business administration from the University of British Columbia and her MBA from Harvard Business School.
Anny speaks English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Shanghainese.