Grace Blue Partnership has hired McCann Worldwide Group Asia Pacific Chief Talent Officer Jean-Michel Wu to join their global board as their Asia Pacific CEO. Wu is charged with Grace Blue’s Asia expansion, including offices in Shanghai soon alongside the existing hubs Singapore, Mumbai and New York.
According to a release:
This marks another major step in realising the Grace Blue vision to be the best global headhunting business focusing on the media and communications space. To achieve this, Grace Blue has pioneered systems and processes that ensure the very best candidates are found for each and every leadership role.
Wu will be based in the regional head office in Singapore alongside Michael Maedel, Helen Duffy and Hilda Ng, and will focus on expanding both Grace Blue’s geographical reach and capabilities within the region.
He will also be launching Liberty Blue, the business within the Grace Blue Partnership that works with the leaders of the future as well as continuing to expand the work the partnership is doing in M & A and consultancy services.
“There is no one better in the region than Jean-Michel who has both the depth of experience and the connectivity to ensure that the Grace Blue Partnership continues to deliver an unrivalled service all over the world for our clients. We feel privileged to have him as part of our leadership team” said Juliet Timms, Grace Blue Founder.
Prior to McCann Worldwide Wu spent over a decade with WPP in a number of senior talent related roles, with over six years leading WPP’s leadership talent acquisition across Asia.
Wu said: “At the risk of being cliché, this is a people driven industry. Putting the right candidate in the right role at the right time has a profoundly transformative effect on a business. Grace Blue are at the forefront of innovative talent identification and recruitment and I am excited to be part of the next stage of their success”.