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Catherine Zhu

Catherine Zhu is the managing partner of Egon Zehnder in Hong Kong.

The “two pizza rule” can be instructive for start-ups and big corporations alike

In recent weeks I met with business leaders of contrasting backgrounds who are grappling with different challenges..... ...

Transformation can be a great benefit, but takes effort

More and more people are working extreme hours, especially in Hong Kong...... ...

A collaborative approach is the best way to let innovation thrive in businesses

Big innovators like Alibaba and Airbnb get a lot of attention, but the truth is that most companies struggle....... ...

Big push needed to bring about gender diversity in China’s boardrooms

Women occupy less than one-tenth of all corporate board directorships in China. According to Egon Zehnder’s global ...... ...

Developing a growth mindset can help you soar even when the economy doesn’t

Forecasters expect economic growth to remain stagnant in 2017, both in China and globally ....... ...

Exciting future retail career opportunities exist for people with vision and imagination

Alibaba yet again smashed its Singles’ Day shopping record last month, posting sales totalling US$17.8 billion in just 24 hours....... ...

Women also need to change their mindsets if female board representation is to increase

Women are woefully under-represented on Hong Kong’s corporate boards: only 11.6 per cent of board directors ...... ...

Squeeze more water: from functional to transformation leadership

A recent trip to Shenzhen opened my eyes to the new leadership challenges that China’s globalising companies are facing ....... ...

Give and gain: managers have a responsibility to share their skills

From the Brexit vote in the UK to the rise of isolationist and nationalist movements in many other countries...... ...

Classroom vs playground: finding tomorrow’s leaders

I’ve recently been working to identify a CEO for a global internet company and have also spoken to two Hong Kong parents...... ...