Silvia Suen

Silvia Suen

Location: Hong Kong


With over twenty years of experience in corporate leadership and consulting, Silvia has successfully navigated professional landscapes across Greater China, Singapore, South Korea, and the U.S. Her advisory prowess extends to senior leaders, encompassing pivotal areas such as talent development, organization design, and business expansion.

Formerly affiliated with Spencer Stuart's Shanghai office, Silvia spearheaded executive recruitment and leadership advisory projects for prominent consumer and retail clientele. Notably, she orchestrated a remarkable transformation in Miele China's retail sector, achieving impressive 3x growth within a mere three-year span. Her early career was marked by stellar contributions to management consulting and in-house strategy roles at renowned consumer MNCs.

Presently, Silvia serves as a dedicated leadership coach and trainer. Her expertise lies in guiding executives away from a directive approach and towards collective success through the discovery and harnessing of their creative energies. In addition to her individual coaching engagements, she adeptly conducts group coaching sessions, fostering improved team effectiveness and elevating co-creation capabilities.

Silvia holds esteemed certifications, including being a CPCC and ACC certified coach, along with being a recognized practitioner of the Leadership Circle Profile. She further enhances her offerings through mental fitness programs, specifically in positive intelligence. Her academic achievements include an MBA from INSEAD and a bachelor's degree in commerce from the University of Virginia.

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Silvia's global journey has seen her reside across three continents. Her tenure in Shanghai from 2014 to 2023 enriched her diverse experiences. Notably, she possesses fluency in Cantonese, Mandarin, and English, fostering a well-rounded approach to her professional endeavors.

Niche Areas of Expertise

  • C-Suite
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Team Effectiveness
  • Women & Leadership
  • Globalization
  • Career Development
  • Leaders in Transition
  • Strategic Thinking

Industry Experience

  • Consumer Packaged Goods
  • Nonprofit
  • Professional Services
  • Retail


  • English
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Chinese (Cantonese)


  • University of Virginia - BS, Commerce


  • Leadership Circle Profile
  • Deeper Signals
  • AIIR Coaching Mindset Index
  • AIIR Team Effectiveness Survey
  • AIIR Dynamics 360

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