Theresa Pang 彭爱真

Executive Director | Head of In-house Legal | South East Asia


Theresa leads the in-house legal and compliance practice in Singapore and has been in executive search since 2008. She is a specialist in senior level and general counsel placements for corporates and financial services clients in Southeast Asia. Theresa began her career in recruitment in 2008 with an international recruitment firm where she worked closely with banks and corporates in placing professionals into the legal, compliance and corporate governance functions. Theresa graduated from Singapore Management University with a bachelor’s in business management.

theresa’s Insights

  • General counsel

GC Roundtable wrap-up: Managing high-performing legal teams.

  • Posted February 2, 2024
Taylor Root Singapore, with hosts Theresa Pang, and Cassandra Lim, recently held a General Counsel roundtable, where speakers Andrew Ong, Vice President Legal at Kone, and Kay Pang, Senior Director & Associate General Counsel at VMWare, spoke about managing high-performing legal teams. Thank you Andrew and Kay, you’ve been so generous with your time and […]
  • Market Insight

Accelerating the energy transition: legal trends in the energy industry

  • Posted August 8, 2023
Globally, the energy industry is undergoing a transformative phase driven by the commitment to sustainable development and energy security. Singapore holds significant importance in the Asia Pacific region as a key player in the global energy landscape and an influential advocate for the energy transition. Its strategic location at the crossroads of major trade routes […]
  • General counsel

Navigating the energy transition: developments in the voluntary carbon markets

  • Posted April 28, 2023
Taylor Root recently hosted an engaging roundtable breakfast– Navigating the energy transition: developments in the voluntary carbon markets. he session was led by guest speaker, Peter Zaman, Partner at HFW, followed by a highly informative discussion moderated by our panellists, Hai Tran and Bryan McCann from Climate Impact X (CIX). We welcomed 10 General Counsels […]
  • DEI

IWD2020: Bianca Achilles

  • Posted March 13, 2020
We proud to be supporting International Women’s Day 2020. International Women’s Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Whilst we all know that gender parity within the workplace has improved over the past decades, we all also know that there is still a long way to go. We interviewed Bianca Achilles, General Counsel […]

IWD 2018: interview with Cheryl Nguyen

  • Posted March 13, 2018
Taylor Root is proud to be supporting International Women’s Day 2018. We have interviewed a selection of our female clients asking them how they are pressing forward for women’s gender parity. Taylor Root interviewed Cheryl Nguyen, Global Head – Trade Practice Compliance, Louis Dreyfus Commodities. What is the best and worst decision you’ve ever made?Best […]
  • Moving jobs

The Singapore in-house market for overseas lawyers: what can you do to make the move?

  • Posted September 12, 2017
Singapore’s strategic geographical location within Asia Pacific makes it popular as a regional hub for many multinationals including banks, financial institutions and corporates. Key management and leadership positions with regional remits are frequently based in Singapore. Singapore is an English-speaking common law jurisdiction and  lawyers qualified to the commonwealth jurisdictions such as the UK, Australia […]
  • Moving jobs

Compliance Professionals: What You Need To Know Before Changing Jobs

  • Posted August 13, 2017
Meetings with recruitment specialists are not always to talk about specific jobs; it’s also a chance for you to understand the market and how best to approach certain situations. Here are the three most commonly questions asked by both active job seekers and those interested in hearing about new job opportunities in the compliance market. […]
  • Market update

What to look out for this Q2 – Compliance in Singapore

  • Posted April 13, 2017
Q1 has been anything but typical when it comes to recruitment. The conservatism of banks has been reflected in the interview processes – hiring for new and replacement headcounts have been delayed, interviews take twice as long to conclude and salary offers have been less than ideal in many cases. While hiring within the financial […]
  • Market update

Market Update – Pharmaceutical Sector

  • Posted January 13, 2017
Market Outlook Recruitment activity in the pharmaceutical, medical devices and biotechnology remained fairly active in 2016, despite a slowdown in the Asia Pacific region. Besides replacement positions, recruitment activity was driven also by newly created positions at the junior to mid‐levels. In particular, these requirements were driven by business growth in the south east Asian […]