Towers Watson appoints new Hong Kong MD

08 July 2014   Category: News, Asia, Global, Hong Kong   By Daniel Shane

Professional services firm Towers Watson has appointed Jeffrey Tang as its new managing director for its Hong Kong office.

Mr. Tang, who previously led the company’s talent and rewards practice in the territory, has worked for Towers Watson for a decade, with the last seven years spent in Hong Kong. He will also join the company’s Asia-Pacific leadership team.

Towers Watson highlighted Mr. Tang’s strong track record in human resources transformations, M&A engagements and in developing human capital strategy. He has significant experience of working with clients including sovereign wealth funds, government-linked companies, family-owned conglomerates and multinationals in the region.

“As we look to Towers Watson’s future in Hong Kong, we are very pleased to be able to tap Jeff’s experience and leadership,” said Bob Charles, managing director for Towers Watson, Asia Pacific.

“Jeff’s energy and track record in delivering the successful transformation of our talent and rewards business in Hong Kong are qualities that will lead our business to new levels going forward. This year, we celebrate 40 years of our partnership with our Hong Kong clients and we are confident Jeff, along with our team, will continue to enhance that proud tradition.”

Mr. Tang currently serves as an executive compensation adviser on the boards of numerous organisations in Hong Kong, China and Southeast Asia, and has helped design incentive schemes for executives in both pre and post IPO situations.

The appointment of Mr. Tang comes on the back of the departure of former Hong Kong managing director Mark Saunders, who earlier this year joined AIA Group Limited as group head of strategy and corporate development.