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Terry Crossman

Region: Asia Pacific
Tel: +86 138 0100 9054

Signium Greater China
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Practice Groups: Technology, Education


Based in Beijing, Terry has over 18 years of retained executive search experience in mainland China. Over the years, his experience has covered many different industries including consumer products, telecommunications, aerospace, automotive, medical equipment, basic manufacturing, product sourcing, as well as education and professional service firms.

Prior to entering the executive search business, Terry worked for 12 years in insurance underwriting, marketing and financial services in Hong Kong in the 1980’s with AFIA Worldwide Insurance (now CIGNA), Thomas Cook Travellers Cheques and with the American International Group (AIG). 

A lifelong student of Chinese society, Terry has developed relationships with thousands of people and has deep insider knowledge of many industries and of the challenges of doing business in China. He is a past board member of the Western Academy of Beijing and also the founder and former President of the Penn Club of Beijing. 
Terry is an Honours graduate with a Bachelor degree in Chinese Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. Originally from the USA, Terry has lived in Asia for over 30 years and has been speaking Mandarin fluently for over 40 years. He raised his family in Beijing. He has a passion for people, a passion for photography, is a student of ideas and is an informal counsellor and coach to many.