Elaine Yew is a member of Egon Zehnder’s Global Executive Committee, and concurrently the Managing Partner of the Singapore office. Elaine’s work is focused on senior level executive search and leadership development, specifically the succession planning for CEO and other C-level positions. She is also actively involved in advisory work on board effectiveness and succession.
Elaine joined Egon Zehnder in 2000 in London and spent her first nine years with the firm there, developing the private equity practice in Europe. Before joining the firm, Elaine was an Executive Director with Goldman Sachs in the European Equities Division, based in London. Earlier, she was a Consultant with Monitor Company, working across Europe with clients in diverse sectors. She started her career with the Singapore Economic Development Board where she was at the centre of early regionalization work, helping Singapore companies develop their presence in Indochina and Myanmar in the early 1990’s. Elaine’s first passion was the theatre and she has a BA (Hons) in English & Drama from the University of Kent and an MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.
Elaine serves on the Board of Trustees of the National University of Singapore, and is on the independent Nominating Committee of BW Offshore, listed on the Norwegian Stock Exchange. She also serves on the Board of Governors of the Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus group of schools in Singapore, and on the Board of Leap Philanthropy Ltd, a humanitarian organization that works to empower communities across Southeast Asia to achieve self-reliance.