“We only do, what we do best:
Searching and recruiting sought-after experts and executives for Western industrial companies in China.”

Headhunting: an artless art

Wehrle + Partner (w+p) is a retained executive recruiting firm based in Shanghai. Established in 2006 we fill senior business and functional positions all over China with Chinese and international candidates. Our clients are mainly headquartered in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and other Western countries. They come from a broad range of industries producing capital equipment, industrial components, high-end consumer goods and other complex products and services. We utilize proven headhunting procedures and tools characterized by customer intimacy, high familiarity with Chinese and Western culture and a rigorous selection process.

Our work is based on pre-payment and exclusivity only.

w+p has seven permanently employed consultants and is fully licensed by the Shanghai Municipal Human Resource Bureau.


We do business like our clients do it: Down-to-earth yet professional. Our thinking, our behavior and our working style are based on the following four core values:








Focused Action

To be a pragmatic, realistic and reliable partner for Western corporations in China.

w+p facts at a glance


13 years experience in executive search in China


More than 300 candidates placed in 80 companies since 2006


High share of repeat business from our clients


State of the art, interactive database with 20,000 hand-picked local and international candidates


Officially registered under HR License No. 3101010062

New Event

We are excited to be a part of the Hannover Messe 2021 Digital Edition Event from April 12-16, 2021.  Come visit us at our digital booth: N1460582

We hope to see you there!


April 12-16, 2021

06:00 AM – 08:00 PM Central Time (Europe)

Come and visit us at HANNOVER MESSE 2021!

10th Anniversary Party, May 2016
Historic Shanghai Race Club

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