Professional Profile

Robert Chandis heads up the Asia Pacific region for ZRG Partners where he focuses on senior executive level engagements in life science, industrial and manufacturing, food and ingredients, chemical, technology and financial services for globally-oriented clients with needs that require Asia Pacific expertise. He also supports Asia Pacific based clients with needs outside of the region as an expert in culture and fit for such organizations.

A Chinese national born and raised in Shanghai, Bob was previously the regional president of Asia Pacific for Ken Clark International where he played a major role in growing the firm’s Asia Pacific business. He also worked for Morgan Howard in the Asia Pacific region. Prior to entering the search profession, Bob held several senior executive human resources positions that included: executive recruiting for General Electric, Hoffmann-Roche, Exxon Mobil, Covance, Corning, and KPMG Consulting.

Bob is a member of the Sino-American Pharmaceutical Professional Association (SAPA), presenting in the areas of career development, coaching and training. The association is an Asian professional organization with 6,000 members in the United States. Bob spends half his time in Asia Pacific working with clients and candidates directly through the firm’s Shanghai offices. He spends the other balance of his time throughout North America discussing and working through human capital issues with clients as well as helping Asia Pacific clients execute on North America talent needs.

Areas of Expertise

Life Sciences, Food and Ingredients, Manufacturing, Chemical, Industrial, Technology, Financial Services

Education

Bob holds a Bachelors Degree in Economics from Widener University and an MBA from Farleigh Dickinson University. He is a graduate of General Electric’s Employee Relations Management Program, having had assignments at GE Large Steam Turbine, GE Service Shops and GE Corporation.

Hobbies and Interests

Bob enjoys sports, travel and has an appreciation for diverse cultures.