Melody Chen

Southeast Asia - Manager of Recruiting

Melody Chen is the Recruiting Manager for McKinsey & Company, Southeast Asia. She leads recruiting across 6 locations in the region. She is working closely with McKinsey’s regional leadership and the global recruiting teams to come up with strategies and initiatives for employer branding, talent attraction and talent management. She is constantly looking out for new ideas on how to attract and hire the best talent from the top universities in the world and from the industries to meet the talent needs for McKinsey Southeast Asia. She has contributed significantly to the growth of the office in the past a few years.


Prior to McKinsey, she has worked in recruiting in Lucasfilm (the company that produces Starwars in case you don’t know) and an executive search firm that focuses on logistics and supply chain.


She has a great passion on the topic of talent attraction and management.


She holds an International BBA degree from York University – Schulich school of business and Postgrad diploma from SHRI. Currently she is pursuing the GMBA in IE and enjoying the program tremendously.

She grew up in China, Singapore and Canada. Even though Singapore is her home, she enjoys traveling and being surround by international people and cultures.