Adam Salzer, Director/Greater China at PricewaterhouseCoopers, is an economist by education and practice, with 20 years experience in high level strategic and management consultancy throughout Asia Pacific. Mr. Salzer has extensive experience in Greater China and was responsible for establishing the first HR joint venture consulting group between a Western HR company and a Chinese government ministry in the early 1990s.

Mr. Salzer has been named as one of the Top Twenty most influential Australians in Asia by Business Review Weekly. He is much in demand on the international conference circuit delivering talks and papers on management issues in China on subjects ranging from culture change, process re-engineering, rapid expansion, to retention and communications.

Salzer Consulting merged with PwC's Advisory Division as from August 1, 2009. Salzer Consulting, is a Hong Kong-based company with offices in Tokyo, Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore and Sydney. Salzer specializes in human capital consulting and project management, as well as executive search services, though right now, the bulk of the company's work is in helping clients achieve harmonious downsizing.

The company was established by Adam Salzer, an Australian with extensive experience in management consultancy and turning around firms in such industries as telecommunications, IT and investment banking. Born and raised in Kenya, Salzer migrated to Australia when he was 16. He began his working career on a graduate employment program with Ford in Australia, and then resigned halfway through to try his hand at being a theatre director.

Following the merger of Salzer Consulting with PwC's Advisory Division, Adam is responsible for Project Management of complex assignments involving large numbers of people - Start-up, Close-down, Relocation, Pre/Post M&A, Restructure/Revitalisation, Market Entry etc. Focus on Asia, especially China, managing the Human Capital and Internal Communication aspects, to ensure on-time, on-specification delivery.

Mr. Salzer graduated with majors in economics and accounting from Australian National University, where he received the Australian Chartered Accountants University prize.


 

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