It is about talent. Talent is the SOLUTION.
Right talent is rare.
in searching the RIGHT TALENT.



our search process

Contingency And Retained Services

We undertake search engagements on contingency and retained basis.

Service Standard

We believe in training and coaching our people to provide our clients with professional and effective search services.

The success of an organization depends mainly on the experience, track record, leadership qualities, skills of its leaders and cultural fit which is an important element in onboarding. We keep this in mind whenever we search for the right leaders for our clients.

We strive to provide our unwavering commitment to our mission. We communicate openly, work ethically and closely with our clients, to whom we have complete dedication. We bring the best of our intellect and passion for excellence to search the right talents for our clients.

Special Engagements

We also undertake special engagements to search for Special Advisors and Independent Directors.

Our Expertise

Successful Placements
We have successfully placed C-suite positions such as CEO, COO and CFO, and other senior management positions.

Some of the management positions (exclude C-Suite positions) that we have successfully filled / placed with our clients are as follows :

Banking & Financial Services

Assistant Director, Service Quality

Financial Controller

Senior HR Manager  

Regional Manager

Asst Vice President

Branch Manager

Corporate Finance Manager

Associate Director

Sales Manager

Assistant Relationship Manager

Assistant Manager, Group Compliance 

Fund Accountant 

Compliance Analyst


Building & Construction

Project Director

Project Manager

Finance Manager

Human Resource Manager

Legal Counsel

Senior Manager



Hospitality / F&B

Vice President                   

Group Financial Controller

Financial Controller (Shanghai)

F & B Director                  

Director of Reservations  

Director of Housekeeping         

General Manager, Bangkok

General Manager, Singapore

Executive Housekeeper

Operations Manager (F&B)    

Senior Marketing and Property Manager            

Senior Finance Manager

Finance Manager                     

F & B Manager


IT & Communication

Vice President (Finance)

Assistant VP, Commercialization

Deputy Finance Director

Director Deputy Director of Marketing

Senior Manager, Channel Sales

Legal Counsel                 

Finance Manager         

Marketing Manager           

Senior Executive, Business Development                       

Head of Sales                       

Sales Manager                 

Human Resource Manager

Sales Specialist                 

System Specialist           

Presales Specialist         

Technical Specialist (Network & Security)


Healthcare / Hospital / Pharmaceutical

Director - Group HR       

Assistant Director             

Manager (Hospital)                 

R&D Scientist                 

Manager (Mgmt Office)           

Assistant Manager (Surgery)


Assistant Manager (Partnership Development)  

Assistant Manager (Training & Development) 

Assistant Manager (Pearl Liaison)

Logistics / Transportation

General Manager

Head of IT

Head of Customer Service

Senior Manager, HRD

Senior, HR Manager

Freight Forwarding Manager           




Financial Controller

Legal Council

Project Director

General Manager, Global Sales & Marketing

General Manager, Global Supply Chain

General Manager

Senior Materials Manager(HOD)

Sales Manager

HR Manager

Finance Manager

Product Marketing Manager

Head of Sales

Senior Manager, Strategic Planning

Marketing Manager

Regional Sales Manager

Procurement and Category Manager

Operations Manager

Program Manager

Account Manager

Manager (Commodity - Strategic Planning)

Engineering Manager

Senior R&D

Mechanical Principal Engineer

R&D Firmware Engineer



Oil & Gas

Assistant Vice President

Commercial Manager

Finance Manager

Senior Manager, Accounting

Customer Service Manager

Legal Counsel

PR Manager

Bid Engineer 

Travel Desk Executive


Retail / FMCG

Senior Marketing Manager

Operations Manager

Human Resource Manager

Sales Manager

Finance Manager


Senior Accountant

Sales Manager

Marketing & Brand Manager

Retail Manager

Marketing Manager


Media / Events / Entertainment

Vice President, Corporate Communication

Regional Internal Audit Manager

Non Profit Organization

Director, Trade Facilitation



Generally, the framework of our search process is as follows:

Profile /

Formulating a comprehensive position specification to determine the "WHO" we are looking for. Understanding the strategic goals, the leadership role and competencies needed, company’s culture and critical business issues. Understanding the reporting structure, direct superior and direct reports within the organization.

Identifying Candidate Sources & Specific Candidates

Formulating a search strategy for "WHERE" to search. Setting the search parameters to find the right candidate.

Sourcing from our extensive social and professional networks, industry knowledge and internal research resources to enable a wide reach in identifying potential candidates.

Developing a time frame for the search.

Candidate Interview
and Evaluation

Assessing job fit and organization fit.

Conduct stringent face-to-face interviews to evaluate candidate's competencies, communication skills, personalities, behavioral and professional style, achievements and other aspirations. Gathering feedbacks and expectations.

Client Meeting with Shortlisted Candidate

Assessing job fit and organization fit.

Conduct stringent face-to-face interviews to evaluate candidate's competencies, communication skills, personalities, behavioral and professional style, achievements and other aspirations. Gathering feedbacks and expectations.

Reference Checking

We conduct comprehensive, well-documented reference checks with former employers, superiors and peers to verify decisions.


Gathering feedback from the client on the interview.

Informing the candidate about the outcome of his/her interview and receiving feedback about his/her experiences during the interview.

Offer /
and Closing

Managing the negotiation process, taking into account the client’s budget and the expectations of the candidate.


Following up with post-placement communication with the client and the candidate.


Please feel free to contact us if you wish to know more about our executive search services. Please call Fida at 6737 3003. Or email to:

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