In its sixth decade, Asia Society is an international organization dedicated to strengthening relationships and deepening understanding among the peoples of Asia and the United States. Having opened five international offices and four domestic offices and decentralized its financial systems, Asia Society found that it had outgrown the capabilities of its finance department. The organization engaged NESC to find a new chief financial officer with experience in multi-country, multi-office operations who would raise the level of financial management and professionalism to that of other world-class global entities.
The NESC Solution
NESC’s Executive Search team researched and interviewed candidates from southeast Asia and across the United States, presented 12 to the client, and participated in eight candidate interviews with senior management. From this group three finalists were chosen, who then met with the president and board members. One was selected for the position. NESC helped negotiate the final contract.