Career Talk Series – Career Transitions Roundtable

Career Talk Series – Career Transitions Roundtable

Thursday July 8, 2021 – 6:45pm to 9:00pm

CUAAHK would like to invite you to an informal roundtable discussion on Career Transitions. Led by moderators, participants can share their thoughts and experiences in terms of moving from one industry to another, from corporate roles to start-ups, or starting a second or third career.   

Some of the topics that we plan to explore together include:

  • What motivates someone to make a career transition
  • The information and resources available to help you make a transition
  • Finding a role in another field/area
  • Dealing with the challenges of a career transition
  • How a career transition can affect your personal and social identity
  • Aligning transitions to your overall life objectives

The session will be moderated by Sherman Chin and Wendy Lee, who both have extensive experience with career developments and changes. They will share their observations on the elements of more successful transitions. Participants will include individuals who have recently changed fields.

Event Details

Target Audience: Experienced professionals having undergone a career transition or those planning one in the future

Schedule: 6:45 pm (Registration)

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Discussion (Open bar with drinks and canapes)

Location: Biblioteca - The Library, 23/F Club Lusitano, 16 Ice House Street, Central

Cost: $350 for CUAAHK members and $425 for non-CUAAHK members (payment due 1st July)

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS WILL ONLY BE AN IN-PERSON EVENT TO BE CONDUCTED UNDER CHATHAM HOUSE RULES. THERE WILL BE NO ZOOM OPTION. We will be honoring any social distancing rules. In case there is a cancellation due to social distancing rules as stipulated by the HK government, we regret to inform you that we will not be able to provide refunds.



Sherman Chin is Partner with the executive search firm, Odgers Berndtson. He specializes in executive search, leadership assessment and executive coaching.

Sherman Chin has worked extensively on coaching executives to optimize their performance.  He has coached C-Suite executives and managers on preparing for promotions, lateral moves and career changes, including retirement. Sherman is certified in leadership assessment tools such as Hogan and Saville Wave.

Earlier in his career, Sherman was the Head of Leadership Development for Credit Suisse Asia Pacific, where he was responsible for development programs and coaching for Directors and Managing Directors across all divisions of the bank. 

Born and raised in New York, Sherman has been in Asia for more than 25 years.  He has a Master of International Affairs degree and an MA in Political Science from Columbia University.


Wendy Lee has an extensive experience in Human Resources and has held key HR leadership positions in banks and professional service firms.  Through that she has gained extensive experience in coaching executives in their career decisions and made a few transitions herself.

Wendy has worked in HR with global and regional companies including HSBC, Linklaters, BOC, OCBC where she worked with senior executives on key people development agenda.  She has a significant experience in interviewing and appointing executives in key positions and developing them to their potential.

Wendy also has a global career where she has worked in a few key financial markets including Hong Kong, New York, London and Shanghai.  This has brought her unique insights on how to achieve success in different cultures, and what are the key characteristics of each market.

Wendy has a Master of International Affairs degree from SIPA, Columbia University.  She also earned Bachelor/Masters (Economics) from HKU and an LLB from London University.   She recently competed the Financial Times Board Directors’ diploma.


July 08, 2021 at 6:45pm - 9:30pm

Biblioteca - The Library, 23/F Club Lusitano, 16 Ice House Street, Central

Will you come?

$425.00 Non-Member
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