Philippe Tirault Joins DHR International As Managing Director In Korea
Global executive search firm DHR International is pleased to announce that Philippe Tirault has joined as Managing Director, South Korea based in Seoul. He is a veteran in the Executive Search industry in Asia with more than 25 years of experience in that field. As a member of the Financial Services and Industrial Practice Groups, Mr. Tirault is overseeing the development of DHR International in the Korean market. He specializes in senior level search assignments for both foreign and Korean clients.
“Because of strong client needs globally, our Asia Pacific footprint has been growing rapidly to now 14 offices with the addition of Seoul. We are therefore delighted that Philippe is on board. His proven track record and experience in the Korean market will make a difference in our ability to support our clients with their senior-level local and regional positions,” said Christine Greybe, President of DHR International.
Prior to joining DHR International, Mr. Tirault was based in Seoul as a senior client partner and head of the Automotive Practice – Asia for Korn/Ferry International, specializing in global searches for positions in the financial services and industrial sectors. Before that, he served as managing partner for Heidrick & Struggles, running their operations in Korea for several years.
Mr. Tirault started his career in Executive Search by founding the first executive search firm in Korea in 1987. He grew the company to seven offices across China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand by 1997. The company was later sold to Heidrick & Struggles in 2000.
Before his career in Executive Search, Mr. Tirault worked for a major French bank as a member of the strategic planning team in their corporate headquarters in Paris. He was later transferred to the bank’s Seoul branch to promote new business ventures between Korean and French companies.
Mr. Tirault holds a degree in Civil Engineering from ESTP (École Spéciale des Travaux Publics)l. He is also a graduate of ESSEC (École Supérieure des Sciences Économiques et Commerciales).