Yan Sen is a Director at ChapmanCG, based in Japan. He leads senior HR Director level searches across industries and functions. He partners with the broader ChapmanCG team around the world on complex searches crossing multiple regions. Besides search, Yan Sen is also very active in writing thought leadership articles, recording podcasts with HR leaders, and facilitating roundtables around the world.

Prior to joining ChapmanCG, Yan Sen worked for CDS, the bilingual executive search arm of Recruit, Japan’s largest recruiting group. He then went on to join Hays, one of the world’s largest recruiting firms, where he also specialised in senior HR search in Japan.

Yan Sen was born in Shanghai, raised in Toronto, and has been living in Tokyo for the past 12 years. He graduated from McMaster University in Canada with a BSc major in psychology and a minor in business. He is extremely passionate about people, culture, and all things HR. In addition to English, he speaks fluent Japanese and conversational Mandarin, Cantonese, and Shanghainese.

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