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Michelle Chen

Managing Director

Based in Shanghai, Michelle has over 20 years of substantial working experience in Human Resources and General Management roles in different industries, including engineering and manufacturing, trading and distribution, as well as logistics companies.

Prior to joining Stanton Chase International as the Managing Director of the Shanghai office, Michelle worked in senior management roles, both in Human Resources (such as Global Human Resources Vice-President, Human Resources Director Asia and Human Resources Director China) as well as General Management roles in multi-national companies, including O-I, GE (General Electric), Voith-Siemens, Kvaerner and Argosy China.

Argosy, an aerospace composite material distribution company, and her most recent employer promoted her to General Manager for China. In this challenging role, Michelle partnered with the global CEO as well as his global leadership team to implement a viable China strategy.

Ms. Chen is a high energy, hands-on and result-oriented leader with strong negotiation, communication and leadership skills.

Clients benefit from her multicultural and multinational understanding, including her overseas experience gained in Melbourne, Australia, in the capacity as Human Resources Director, O-I Asia Pacific. Moreover, Michelle also has a certified Six Sigma Black Belt and is highly experienced in business process improvements and Mergers & Acquisitions.

A Chinese native, Michelle holds an MBA degree from the BI-Norwegian School of Management. She speaks fluent Chinese and English.

She loves reading and traveling.

Practice Groups

Industry Specialization:

Executive Search Firm in Shanghai, China


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The Stanton Chase Team

The Stanton Chase team includes partners, directors, consultants, researchers, and administrators in countries around the globe. Our service model in retained executive search, assessment, and recruitment remain unparalleled in the industry, as we provide sophisticated, in-depth, global coverage with the personal services like that of a boutique firm. We are proud of our widespread executive search groups: our Global Industry Practice Groups feature members with expertise in every major industry while our Functional Practice Groups provide extraordinary competencies in our leadership consultation services.