Tsun-Yan Hsieh

Chairman and Lead Counselor

Tsun-yan Hsieh is the Chairman and Lead Counselor of LinHart Group, a Leadership services firm specialized in Advising boards and Counseling CEOs throughout Asia on issues of succession and leadership effectiveness at the top. He is an Independent Director of Manulife Financial and Singapore Airlines and has served on the Boards of Bharti Airtel and Sony. He holds joint appointment as Provost Chair Professor (Practice) at the NUS Business School and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. He also serves as a special advisor to companies such as Cue Ball (media and technologies) and AppDirect (cloud services).

In a career spanning 30 years with McKinsey, he served clients in as many countries and industries in corporate transformation and leader development. His leadership positions in McKinsey included Chairman of Professional Development Committee, Managing Director, Canada and ASEAN practices, Chairman of Asia Client Committee, and the Directors Committee till he retired in 2008. He founded McKinsey’s Leadership Services globally to help clients grow more, better leaders faster.

Heart, Smarts, Guts & Luck, a book he co-authored on leadership in building businesses, is a New York Times best seller published by Harvard Business Review where he also blogs on Leadership topics.

Tsun-yan contributes to community with board roles current and past including the Singapore Institute of Management, Singapore International Foundation, the National University of Singapore Business School, the Institute of Policy Studies, the Singapore Symphony, Covenant House Canada and the University Health Network Foundation in Toronto.

Mr. Hsieh is a Harvard MBA who won double gold medals reading Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alberta as a President and Colombo Plan Scholar.