Based in Shanghai, Dr. Adela Yang advises organisations across industries to help them address their leadership, talent and succession issues. As a key member of the firm's Executive Assessment practice in Greater China and the Asia/Pacific region, Adela's expertise as an industrial/organizational psychologist is focused on leadership and key talent assessment, management and development. Having worked both corporately and in a consulting capacity with multinational and domestic Chinese clients, Adela leverages these diverse experiences to help organizations identify and develop the next wave of top leadership talent to achieve strategic, sustainable results.
Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Adela led the design and implementation of assessment centers and practices within the newly-established Talent Center of Sanofi-Aventis. There, she focused on designing and building the infrastructure to support strategic talent pipelines and further developing and implementing the organization’s culture. Previously, Adela was with Personnel Decisions International Ninth House in Shanghai, where she provided advisory services and total solutions on the key issues of selection, leadership assessment and development, and succession management. Earlier in her career, she was a consultant with Young Samuel Chambers (YSC) in Hong Kong.
Adela received her B.S.S. (social sciences) in psychology and human resources management from the University of Hong Kong. She received her M.S. and Ph.D. in industrial and organizational psychology from the University of Georgia. She is a licensed psychological professional.