Award: Business \ Business Leader

Working with Ruder Finn since 2001, Elan Shou has played a key role in Ruder Finn Asia’s great successes. Today, as the Ruder Finn Asia-Pacific CEO and Global Chief Growth Officer, Elan oversees 25 Ruder Finn offices and over 700 team members.

The arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic caused Elan to re-evaluate the way in which success is measured at RFA. Under her leadership, RFA has evolved over the last few years to be more integrated, people-centric and purpose-driven.

The shift in focus paid off. 2022 was a year of exceptional achievement for Elan and Ruder Finn Asia. Elan led Ruder Finn Asia to add over 100 new clients to their roster, increase their employee base by 14% and achieve a record year in revenues with double digit year-over-year revenue growth. An admired leader, Elan Shou is an outstanding candidate for the 2023 Business Leader accolades.