Mr. Peterson was previously a partner in the Industrial Practice in a leading multinational executive search firm, serving manufacturing and energy businesses in the Asia region across the C-Suite and main functions. He led the firm’s Electrical specialty practice in the region, and was also a member of the firm’s Supply Chain and Transportation & Logistics Practices, working for both Private Equity portfolio businesses and Chinese enterprises in addition to western multinationals.
Seth is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, and prior to entering the executive search field, Mr. Peterson worked in strategic planning, business development, and general management with multinational manufacturing businesses in the region. He was Vice President, General Manager, in charge of Asia Operations for the Floor Care and Appliances Business Unit of Hong Kong-listed Techtronic Industries; and worked for Emerson Electric for several years, where he held several Business Development and P&L responsibilities for component Solution businesses across Asia Pacific, and served as a corporate planner at the U.S. headquarters for two years.
He began his career in Hong Kong and Shanghai in the early 1990s as a Management Consultant where he was involved in the development of China market strategies for a number of leading manufacturers.