Press Release

Russell Reynolds Associates Hires Tony Qiu


May 31, 2019

Russell Reynolds Associates, a leading global leadership advisory and search firm, today announced that Tony Qiu has joined the firm as a Consultant in the Leadership & Succession Practice. Based in Beijing, Qiu is a leader in the practice, heading the firm's offerings in China. Qiu is a trusted client advisor to both regional and multinational organizations working in SOE, POE, the financial services and private equity sectors.

"With more than 20 years of executive and leadership development experience, Tony will be a tremendous asset to the firm," said Anthony Abbatiello, leader of Russell Reynolds Associates' Leadership & Succession Practice. "His experience leading talent acquisition and leadership development strategy efforts will enable us to assist our clients as they build and develop senior leader capabilities across mainland China." 

"Having worked in top leadership roles, Tony comes to our firm with a strong background in human resources within large organizations," said Peter L. O'Brien, leader of Russell Reynolds Associates' Asia Pacific Region. "We are incredibly excited to have Tony join the firm with his deep industry experience and connections."

Qiu joined Russell Reynolds Associates from a global Fortune 500 company, Cedar Holding Group, where he was Chief Human Resources Officer, based in Guangzhou. Previously, he was Chief Human Resources Officer at Zhongzhi Capital, a leading Chinese private equity firm, where he served on the Investment Committee and focused on human resources, marketing and management consulting. Earlier in his career, Qiu worked for a number of leading international organizations, including 10 years with Mercer Beijing.

Tony holds a BA in education from Hubei University and an MA in management and HR development from Sydney University.


About Russell Reynolds Associates
Russell Reynolds Associates is a global leadership advisory and search firm. Our 425+ consultants in 46 offices work with public, private and nonprofit organizations across all industries and regions. We help our clients build teams of transformational leaders who can meet today's challenges and anticipate the digital, economic and political trends that are reshaping the global business environment. From helping boards with their structure, culture and effectiveness to identifying, assessing and defining the best leadership for organizations, our teams bring their decades of expertise to help clients address their most complex leadership issues.

Joann Chin
Russell Reynolds Associates

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Russell Reynolds Associates Hires Tony Qiu