Charlie Liu is a partner at Heidrick & Struggles’ Hong Kong office where he covers the industrial and energy sectors, focusing on chemical and process industries, energy/natural resources, electric & electronic industries, automotive, capital equipment and private equity related industries. Charlie is practice leader of chemical materials and energy/natural resources in Asia.
Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Charlie was with another leading international executive search firm, where he served as Asia Pacific Chemical Materials sector practice leader and the Shanghai office manager. He worked closely with industrial companies across Asia Pacific, including top Chinese enterprises. Before that, Charlie worked as regional business director for the specialty material group of Honeywell in the Asia/Pacific region, where he was responsible for regional strategy creation, partnership formation and revenue growth. Previously, he worked as senior business development manager for Dow Chemical Company and led the new business development programs in Asia/Pacific, based in Taiwan. Earlier in his career he co-founded Changsha BoHua Technology, an internet security software start-up company. Charlie began his career in the telecommunications industry, as market specialist at Nortel Networks in China, and program and marketing manager at Motorola in the United States.
Charlie is a certified coach under Stakeholder Centered Coaching system by Marshall Goldsmith.
Charlie is a certified PMP (Project Management Professional) and a member of the Project Management Institute of America.
Charlie earned his master’s in engineering management from the McCormick School of Northwestern University, and his MBA from Liautaud Graduate School of Business, University of Illinois at Chicago in the United States. He also holds a bachelor's degree in telecommunication engineering from the Beijing Union University in China. He is fluent in English and Mandarin.