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Global Sage is a retained executive search firm that specializes in financial services and commodities industries. Over the past 21 years, we have become a global leader in talent acquisition. We have been recognized as the No. 1 or No. 2 executive search firm for 12 consecutive years by major international publications.
With operations in twelve key locations around the world, we pride ourselves on a unique ability to combine a personalised, boutique-type service with a world-class level of resources that is typically reserved for the largest firms.
Senior leadership at Global Sage is comprised of eleven Partners who work from key locations around the world. This group leads Global Sage’s core practice areas in three geographical regions. The firm currently employs 30 consultants around the world.
Nancy Li is a Managing Director based in the Hong Kong office of Global Sage. Nancy focuses on originating and executing on various mandates including FICC, Equities, IBD as well as Buy Side assignments such as Asset Managers, Hedge funds across the Greater China region. Previously, she spent more than seven and a half years at Options Group Hong Kong, a Global executive search firm, where she started as a Researcher and later become a Consultant with strong client relationships and good connections within regional financial markets. Prior to this, she worked for Euro Search, a regional executive search firm for less than one year. Nancy holds a Bachelor’s degree from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She speaks native Mandarin and fluent English and Cantonese.
Louisa Wong, a Harvard Business School graduate, is the founder of Asia's largest executive search firm, Bó Lè Associates, which was acquired by Recruit Group, the world's fourth largest and Japan's largest HR service provider, Bó Lè has a well-established network with 15 wholly-owned offices across Asia, and is No. 1 in China and Indonesia, and also in the top three in Malaysia and the Philippines. In 2012 Louisa acquired Global Sage which is a global executive search firm specialised in financial services and expands Global Sage into China and SEA and other industry coverages. Honesty and humility are Louisa's hallmark of success, inspiring loyal employees and gaining trust from the world's top business leaders. Louisa has more than 30 years of recruiting experience, specializing in CEO searches particularly in the sectors of Finance, Consumer and Manufacturing. She was recognized with the prestigious Hall of Fame Award from Recruitment International in 2014, and cited by BusinessWeek as one of the "50 Most Influential Search Consultants in the World" in 2008. Her views on important HR trends are widely recognized. She has written numerous opinion articles for and granted interviews to journalists from international media such as BBC Radio, Fortune magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and Time magazine, Bloomberg, CNBC, and Cable TV. A passionate philanthropist at heart, Louisa created Giving Hand in 2008, a non-profit organization with a focus on facilitating corporate giving. Giving Hand also provides seed capital, management support to NGO start ups. Louisa started her career in executive search after completing prolific stints in finance and strategic planning, first with J.P. Morgan, and then at Alexander's Department Stores in New York. Prior to founding Bó Lè Associates in 1996, she was Managing Director of Russell Reynolds in Hong Kong. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.S. degree from the University of Toronto.
Direct Line: (+852) 2872 2538
Douglas G. Mann
Douglas G. Mann is a Managing Director based in the New York office of Global Sage. Douglas brings over 21 years of experience working within the executive search industry focused on leading and executing assignments in all sectors of the insurance industry and across all functions, including engagements for clients within the Property and Casualty, Life/Annuity, Reinsurance, and Health insurance sectors. In addition to working with large established Insurance organizations, Douglas has also worked with start-up and early stage companies, assisting in the development and execution of their talent acquisition initiatives. Douglas is leading the development of a high-touch global insurance industry practice for Global Sage in the U.S. market, leveraging the firm’s deep relationships across the insurance/FS sector to build a robust capability. The capacity to dive down deep and work broadly for client organizations comes from Doug’s long-term experience and primary focus on the insurance sector. Prior to joining Global Sage, Douglas had operated his own firm for five years and he was also a Partner in the Global Insurance Practice with The Caldwell Partners. Douglas started his executive search career with TMP Worldwide Executive Search, which was later spun off as Highland Partners, now part of Heidrick & Struggles. Douglas holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration from St. John’s University.
Direct Line: (+1) 646 557 3003
Partner, MD, Global Head of Investment Banking & Private Equity
David Webbe is a Partner, Managing Director, Global Head of Investment Banking & Private Equity based in the Singapore office of Global Sage. He leads the global practice and also has responsibility for the South East Asia region. David is a highly experienced search professional with a keen understanding of the banking industry as well as executives’ strengths and capabilities. He also has extensive experience in private equity deal decision making and the skills required from professionals to secure the best returns for investors. He joined Global Sage after five years at Korn Ferry, where he was Senior Client Partner and Head of Global Financial Services for South East Asia. Previously, he was a Managing Director of Webbe International, a boutique financial services search firm in Singapore. He played a key role in the development of the business when he moved to Asia in 2002. He has been consistently ranked as a leading professional in the field, achieving No 2 ranking in 2006, in the AsiaMoney Headhunters Poll for the investment banking category. David holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from the University of Kent, Canterbury.
Direct Line: +(65) 6221 7933
Sera Li is a Partner and Managing Director based in the Hong Kong office of Global Sage. She provides Executive Search, Market Intelligence and Strategic Consulting services to the firm's global and regional clients within the financial services industry, including Investment Banks, Asset Management and other Alternative Investment firms (hedge funds, private equity and proprietary trading firms). Having lived in both New York and Hong Kong for the past 11 years, Sera has gained extensive experience in completing cross border buildout mandates with US and European clients establishing a presence in Asia, particularly in Greater China, as well as Asian clients expanding into global markets. Sera holds a Masters degree in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard Graduate School of Education and a Bachelor of Arts from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. She is native Mandarin speaker and fluent in English, as well as some Cantonese and German.
Direct Line: (+852) 2872 2520
Partner, MD, Head of Consumer Markets, Asia
Nancy Yick is a Partner, Managing Director and Head of Consumer Markets based in the Hong Kong office of Global Sage. Nancy has over 22 years of executive search experience covering Consumer, Properties and Pharmaceutics Sectors across the region. Nancy’s core competencies are in handling senior level hires for both multinational and local organizations across different functions and industries. Previously, Nancy was the Managing Director at Bo Le Associates and prior to that, she also worked at Russell Reynolds.
Direct Line: (+852) 2872 2533
MD, Consumer & Industrial, Asia
Joyce Soo is a Managing Director and Consumer & Industrial based in the Kuala Lumpur office of Global Sage. Joyce brings over 17 years of experience in senior level executive search across a wide range of industrial and consumer businesses. Previously, she was a Managing Director and Co-Regional Lead for the Consumer and Industrial Practice, Asia at Bo Le Associates. She has successfully led and delivered a significant amount of search assignments for clients ranging from medium-sized businesses, family–owned companies, private equity as well as large international organizations throughout the Asia and Internationally throughout her career. Her core areas of expertise lie within the following markets/sectors: - Consumer Goods/FMCG, Medical devices, Pharmaceuticals and Life Sciences as well as the Manufacturing and Industry. Joyce holds a degree in Business Administration from University of Wales, UK. She is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.
Direct Line: (+60) 3 2202 4048
Ati Simatupang is a Partner, Managing Director based in the Jakarta office of Global Sage. Ati brings over 22 years of experience in executive search. Prior to joining Global Sage, she was one of the founding members of Bo Le Associates, with her last position as Chief Client Officer of Southeast Asia. In this role, she was involved in the opening of each office within Southeast Asia for the firm. She has developed a solid knowledge of the Southeast Asia market with its dynamic, culture differences and other sensitive issues of talent development and organization changes in the emerging market. She travelled frequently to visit and develop client relations in Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Bangkok, Singapore, Vietnam and Myanmar. She specializes in recruiting senior executives including: Regional Heads, CEOs, CFOs, Country Managers, Presidents and Managing Directors in the sectors for a wide range of industries, mainly across Financial Services such as Consumer Banking, Consumer Finance, Commercial Banking, Investment Banking, Private Equity and other industries such as FMCG, Retail and Industrials. As a search consultant, Ati is known for her expertise in handling complicated HR and recruitment issues that face companies expanding their operations at a rapid rate as well as business start-ups in a challenging environment in the emerging market. Ati holds a BA in Business Studies and Marketing from William Business College in Sydney.
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Direct Line: (+62) 212 922 2999
Partner, MD, Global Head of Investment Management
Doug Brown is a Partner, Managing Director and Global Head of Investment Management - Asset Management based in the New York office of Global Sage. Doug brings over 14 years of experience in working with senior investment professionals in the asset management industry. Prior to joining Global Sage, Doug was Managing Director and Co-Head of the Investment Search Practice at Broadreach Group. For six years, he served as the Director of Institutional Investor’s Fixed Income Forum, an institute for chief investment officers and heads of fixed income departments at 50 of the top U.S. bond managers. He went on to become a Senior Vice President at Cantor Fitzgerald Debt Capital Markets and Research Manager at Nine Peaks Capital, a $500m fund of funds. In the early part of his career, Doug was an award-winning financial journalist for Reuters and Institutional Investor. He covered the Federal Reserve in Washington, D.C. as well as the mortgage and corporate bond markets in New York. Doug holds a BA in Government from Franklin and Marshall College and an MBA from Columbia Business School.
Direct Line: (+1) 646 557 3036
Partner, MD, Global Head of Asset Management
Silvie Buchs is a Partner, Managing Director and Global Head of Asset Management based in the Zurich and London offices of Global Sage. Silvie brings over 19 years of executive search experience to the firm and specializes in Asset Management and Alternative Investments. Since joining Global Sage in 2007, she has been instrumental in building out the European asset management and alternative investment practice. Silvie has completed numerous assignments for traditional and alternative asset managers as well as private wealth managers in Europe and globally with her search practice spanning investment management, distribution, relationship management and senior management roles. Prior to joining Global Sage, Silvie established and managed her own executive search firm, focusing on EMEA Financial Services, for five years. She began her professional career with Korn/Ferry International, where she managed senior financial services assignments. Silvie holds an MBA from Cass Business School, London and a BA in Business Administration from the Anglo-American University, Prague. She speaks English, German and Czech.
Partner, MD, Head of Japan
Hirokazu Tamura is a Partner, Managing Director and Head of Japan based in the Tokyo office of Global Sage. Hirokazu brings over 17 years of financial services executive search experience to the firm. Since joining Global Sage, he has been instrumental in building out the Japan search practice across traditional and alternative asset management; wealth management; investment banking and private equity, placing senior investment, distribution and operations professionals across the financial services industry. In 2016, he was recognized as the “Outstanding Recruiter of the year in Japan” by Recruitment International. Hirokazu attended Toyama College of Foreign Languages. He speaks fluent English and Japanese.
Direct Line: (+81) 3 4530 9747
Joyce Ng is a Partner, Managing Director based in the Hong Kong office of Global Sage. Joyce brings over 18 years of experience to the firm. Joyce joined Global Sage in 2015 and focuses on CFO, Legal, Risk and Compliance assignments. Over the past decade, she has been a prominent executive recruiter for the Finance and Legal function, with a particular focus on the Private Equity, Financial Services, and Hong Kong Conglomerates. Prior to joining Global Sage, Joyce was a Director of the Talent Acquisition team at UBS. Previously, she spent more than 15 years at Bole Associates. Joyce holds a BA from University of Toronto. She speaks English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
Direct Line: (+852) 2872 2595
President Emeritus & Senior Advisor
May Koon is President Emeritus and Senior Advisor to Global Sage. During her time with Global Sage, she was consistently ranked Asia’s No. 1 executive search consultant in asset management, equities and investment banking for more than a decade. Previously, May was the Co-Head of Asian Equities at Credit Suisse First Boston and Morgan Stanley and played a key part in bringing each firm into the top tier of its league. Prior to that, she was with Lehman Brothers, starting the US Institutional Sales and the Asian Equities desks for the firm. She began her career in the US equities and commodities markets working for and later managing PaineWebber in Asia. May holds a B.A. from the University of Hong Kong.
Fung Mei Yip
Fung Mei Yip is a Managing Director of Insurance and Regional HR Practice Leader based in the Hong Kong office of Global Sage. Fung Mei brings over 26 years of experience in human resources management, talent acquisition, executive recruitment and talent management. Previously, she worked with Prudential Corporation Asia as Head of Strategic Resourcing where she was responsible for talent assessment and pipelining, market intelligence and executive search for both insurance and asset management businesses across the region. Prior to that, Fung Mei was with a major banking group as Head of Resourcing. She also held senior HR/staffing roles with major technology and engineering companies. Earlier in her career she worked as a management consultant with two prominent management consultants before moving in-house. Fung Mei holds a degree in Business Studies from the University of Liverpool.
Direct Line: +(852) 2872 2534
Andrew An is a Managing Director based in the Hong Kong office of Global Sage. Andrew brings over 10 years’ experience to the firm working in-house and specializes in searches across Investment Banking, Asset Management, C-Suite, Sales and Trading. Prior to joining Global Sage, he held senior leadership roles in Human Resources Management across Hong Kong and China at: China Industrial Securities International Financial Group; Volkswagen Group China; CBRE Real Estate Brokerage; Peak Reinsurance and Bank of Communications International. Prior to working as an in-house Human Resources Consultant, Andrew started his career in 2004 in Executive Search and worked for the likes of Korn Ferry and Amrop Hever. Andrew holds a BA Degree from Beijing Foreign Studies University and a private pilot license issued by the CAA. He speaks Mandarin and English.
Direct Line: (+852) 2872 2535
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