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Senior Executive Search Consultant

Cheryl Lai is actively involved in Phelps’ Executive Search Practice, specializing in the Firm’s Health, Education, Not-for-Profit and Regulatory practices.

Cheryl has 20 years of international experience in executive search practices. She is known for her comprehensive approach to each client engagement and, utilizes leading practices to present a highly qualified and talented pool of candidates to meet client expectations. With very resourceful and creative insight, Cheryl has successfully identified the rare candidate for particularly challenging research engagements, ensuring successful completion of client assignments.

Cheryl’s expertise has focused on the private sector in healthcare, retail and consumer packaged goods, luxury good markets, banking and manufacturing joint ventures. In the broader public sector, she has focused extensively on corporate leadership positions for large institutions spanning social-public enterprises, government and education.

Prior to joining Phelps, Cheryl worked in several global firms including KPMG, Boyden (Hong Kong) and Russell Reynolds (Hong Kong). Cheryl’s reach and search experience extends throughout North America and the Asia-Pacific China markets. 

Cheryl earned a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Witwatersrand (South Africa) and has an Honors Marketing Degree from the University of South Africa.