Whitney Partners Bios - Christine HoustonChristine Houston, Partner
Whitney-ESG International
Client Service Areas: Investors, Banking and Capital Markets, Insurance

Christine Houston is the Founder and Managing Director of Whitney-ESGI. Ms. Houston specializes in global senior level appointments throughout Asia, Europe and North America, with particular expertise in financial services and the professional services sector. She has been ranked as one of the Top 10 Executive Search professionals in financial services by AsiaMoney.

Previously Ms. Houston led cross-border searches at Korn/Ferry International focusing on Asia.

She then joined the New York office of TASA (subsequently TMP Search) and in 1994 she relocated to Hong Kong as the Managing Partner of that office. She concurrently headed the Financial Services and Technology Practices in Asia, including Japan.

Prior to entering the executive search profession, Ms. Houston was a Vice President and Managing Director of J. Walter Thompson – Japan. Her management positions at the corporate level include Director of Marketing for Revlon Japan, and executive positions with the International Division of Avon Products for the Japanese and Latin American markets. Ms. Houston worked in Japan for seven years; during that time she was a founding member of Foreign Executive Women (FEW) in Japan.

Ms. Houston holds an MBA from Fordham University, and a B.A. in Economics from Hofstra University.