Wai Leong CHAN


02-04 Capital Square Three
25 Church Street
Singapore, 049482

Before joining Eric Salmon & Partners, Wai Leong CHAN was a founding partner of DTCA. He brings extensive business, consulting and search experience to the Firm’s clients and candidates. Previously, he led regional technology searches based out of Singapore at global executive search firm Spencer Stuart. He was also the co-leader of the regional Supply Chain practice.

Before that, he was a regional VP at SAP and Managing Director for Singapore. Prior, he was VP for Strategy & BD at Gateway Computers, where he served a stint as MD for Australia. Earlier, he was a consultant: at Booz Allen & Hamilton, he was doing work across Asia Pacific; at Strategic Planning Associates, he lived in Washington, D.C. for two years doing work across the US.

Wai Leong was an independent board director at Interplex Holdings Ltd, a global precision engineering company listed in Singapore (with revenues of about US$1 billion) – before the company was sold and taken private. He is also a board member and chair of the Nominations Committee at AWWA (a voluntary welfare organization in Singapore). A Malaysian and married with three children, Wai Leong has been living in Singapore since 1985. He graduated from Cornell University on a Singapore Airlines scholarship with M.B.A. and M.Eng. degrees – and he has been a two-term member of the Cornell University Council (Ithaca, US).


Sector expertise

Business and Functional Leaders across sectors such as Technology, Industrial, Professional Services, Consumer, Life Sciences, and Not-for-Profit


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