Hong Kong; March 4, 2016 — GLG (Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc.) today announced that Evan Auyang will join the company as Head of Asia-Pacific and Managing Director, overseeing all of the company’s business in the region and joining its senior management team. GLG is the world’s largest platform for professional learning and expertise, providing clients across fields the targeted connections they need to learn, make decisions, and grow. GLG, headquartered in New York City, has been doing business in Asia for over ten years and has expanded to ten offices across the region. Auyang will be based in Hong Kong.
Auyang brings to GLG more than 20 years of experience at the highest levels of international business in Asia and especially in his native Greater China. Since 2009 he has been the Deputy Managing Director and Executive Director of the Board of Transport International Holdings, a prominent Hong Kong Stock Exchange-listed company with businesses spanning bus services, media, real estate, and China JVs, including the flagship Kowloon Motor Bus Company. Auyang was previously an associate partner at McKinsey & Company and worked at Citigroup and Bankers Trust Company in Hong Kong and Singapore.
“Our mission is to transform the way the world’s top professionals share expertise and learn, and Evan will help us deliver on that mission to thousands of professionals across Asia-Pacific,” said GLG President and CEO Alexander Saint-Amand. “Evan brings to GLG an exciting mix of operational and strategy experience, along with a proven track record of impact that will enhance our growth in the region and add an important new dimension to the already excellent team.”
“GLG provides an essential service for top professionals around the world and I’m excited to be in a position to grow its reach in the Asia-Pacific region,” added Auyang. “I’m proud to join GLG’s capable leaders to fulfill our important professional learning mission and to work with the outstanding team across our region’s ten offices.”
GLG was founded in 1998 to serve professionals who needed perspective that couldn’t be found in one-size-fits-all industry reports. It began connecting its clients with smart people who had firsthand expertise or operational experience. Today GLG serves the world’s leading investors, entrepreneurs, corporations, consulting firms, nonprofits, and startups. Its teaching members include 425,000 policy specialists, academics, engineers, former C-level managers, and professional leaders. GLG is scaling one-to-one learning, pairing its members thousands of times a week, around the world.
Auyang, born in Hong Kong, received his undergraduate degree in finance from Brown University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Additionally, he sits on the board of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, the board of the independent think tank Civic Exchange as well as several other civic, academic, and nonprofit organizations.
Other key leaders of GLG’s Asia-Pacific business continue to be Matthew Creedon, Managing Director for Business Development, and Mark Blick, Managing Director for Research. Creedon joined GLG in New York City in 2004 and developed and led two research practice areas before moving to Hong Kong in 2007 to scale the operation across the region. Blick has been a leader in GLG’s Asia-Pacific team since 2008, joining to lead the Energy and Industrials practice.
About GLG / Gerson Lehrman Group
GLG is the world’s leading platform for professional learning. Business leaders, investors, consultants, social entrepreneurs, and other top professionals rely on GLG to learn in short- and long-term engagements from more than 425,000 members and other experts. Clients partner with GLG to address their most complex strategic challenges, make better business decisions, and advance their careers through conversations, mentorships, small group convenings, surveys, and other interactions—all within a rigorous compliance framework. Global, technology-driven, and nimble, GLG’s approximately 1,100 employees work in 22 offices in 12 countries. For more information visit www.GLG.it.