Michael Bekins is a Senior Advisor to Morgan Samuels and focuses on retained executive search and top-team assessment in technology, IT services, media, and professional services. He and the Morgan Samuels team handle cross-border and pan-Asia searches for clients in Asia using local research and resources to understand local market conditions and to support the candidate development process. Michael’s ideal clients are interested in transforming, changing, or building their leadership teams in complex growth or cross-cultural environments.
Michael has over 25 years experience as an international executive search consultant and executive coach, partnering with global multinationals, emerging companies, and Asia-based companies. He has lived and worked in Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore, Australia, Malaysia, London, and Los Angeles. He has also held long-term assignments in India and Korea, and has deep experience in both China and the Philippines.
Michael has worked in both boutique settings and top-tier global consulting firms. While with Korn/Ferry International, he served as President–Asia Pacific, President–Europe, Country Manager–India, Country Manager–Hong Kong, Practice Leader–Technology and Services, Asia Pacific, and Asia Pacific Leader for Global Accounts.
Michael holds a BS from Pepperdine University and an MBA from University of Southern California. He is a certified coach (Columbia University Coach Certification Program) and a member of the International Coach Federation.