The Talent Scout
Theo Tombeur, Arcadis, Shanghai, China
The mere words "talent shortage" are enough to strike terror in the heart of anyone looking for a few good project managers. And it gets more complicated in China, where the country's status as an emerging economic mega-force is putting an even higher premium on project leaders with the right skills, including cross-cultural acumen. "The current business environment is extremely difficult," says Theo Tombeur, general management, business development and buildings in the Shanghai, china office of global engineering, project management and consulting firm Arcadis.