Meet Future Associates (MFA) is a professional and focused boutique executive search firm, founded in June 2019 in Shanghai and Chengdu, China. MFA is dedicated to providing middle to senior-level executive management talent acquisition and leadership solutions for enterprises.

The founding consultant team of MFA is composed of senior recruitment consultants from various industry such as industrial manufacturing, automobile, consumer retail, education, Internet and real estate with close to 20 years of executive search experience. Through industry segmentation our dedicated team can deeply understand client needs, and respond to these needs efficiently. This allows MFA to professionally and effectively honor our commitment to clients and establish in-depth cooperative relationships with customers.



Hugo Zhang, founder and CEO of MFA, has been deeply involved in the human resources field and has over 20 years of experience in the high-end talent executive search industry. Fully responsible for MFA's overall business development, team operation and development strategy establishment, and committed to the company's culture, values and brand building and inheritance.

As a senior human resource expert, Hugo also focuses on the information transfer between enterprises and talents, and gives full play to the influence of consultants in the process of integration and optimization, so as to help enterprises solve the problem of talent allocation and provide leadership solutions for enterprises.

Prior to the establishment of MFA, Hugo was the Managing Director of China of the fastest growing and largest executive search firm in Asia, leading the firm to achieve a doubling of revenue of 100 million RMB within one year. Hugo also served as the Managing Director and Shanghai office head of one of the top leading executive search firms in Asia for 11 years, leading the Shanghai office's performance to continue to grow and exceed 100 million RMB in consecutive years, becoming the first executive search firm’s branch office to achieve over 100 million RMB in China.

Prior to this, Hugo served as Vice President and Principle Consultant of China for a German professional HR consulting firm, focusing on HR management consulting, executive search, talent allocation strategy, training and market due diligence.

With over 11 years studying and living in Belgium, Hugo received his MBA and MPA from University of Antwerp and he serves as the Chairman of the China Alumni of University of Antwerp.