September 26, 2018 – Curran Daly & Associates, an executive search firm serving the Philippines, has opened a new office in Vietnam. With nearly 10 years in the search industry, Curran Daly will look to meet the talent needs of multinationals currently operating and those looking to enter the Vietnam market.
“We are excited about our launch into Vietnam as it represents an opportunity for Curran Daly & Associates to service a new market at a very exciting time,” said Geoff Daly, managing director. “When we started in the Philippines almost 10 years ago, it was a similar period of rapid economic rise that Vietnam is currently experiencing.”
“Over this period, Curran Daly has successfully serviced a large number of international clients with our unique candidate and client-focused approach,” he said. “Many senior executive candidates have now gone on to become clients, which is a testament to our commitment to quality and professionalism.”
Geoff Curran, chairman of Curran Daly & Associates, said Vietnam represents another good opportunity for the CDA group to expand in Southeast Asia. “We believe our tailored service offering and our highly-skilled team will successfully be able to meet the talent needs of multinational companies operating in Vietnam,” he said. “Recently signing the lease at Bitexco Financial Tower in the heart of District 1 is another exciting milestone in the history of the Curran Daly Group.”
Curran Daly has a distinct strategy to become a leading executive recruitment firm for Vietnam. The firm will look to leverage its geographical spread, extensive database and the unique expertise that comes from true specialization.
“Increasingly, executive talent is becoming more mobile and we are excited to service the Vietnam executive space,” said Kevin Fitzgerald, director. “What we’ve witnessed in the past five to seven years in the Philippines is that senior executives have a truly global focus and are willing to apply their skills across new and emerging markets. My team and I are thrilled to have the opportunity to be servicing multinationals and large corporations in Vietnam and identifying great executive talent for them.”
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“Accepting the challenge of establishing a new business, we would look to leverage our existing client base and service new clients who are currently operating in Vietnam and those looking to establish their operations,” said Mr. Daly. “The Curran Daly flag is on the ground, and we are open for business.”
The Vietnamese economy will become the world’s 21st-largest by 2025, with an estimated nominal GDP of $436 billion, according to a forecast by Goldman Sachs. Vietnam has been for much of its history a predominantly agricultural country based on wet rice cultivation. There is also an industry for bauxite mining in Vietnam, an important material for the production of aluminum. The Vietnamese economy is shaped primarily by the Vietnamese Communist Party in five-year plans made through plenary sessions of the Central Committee and national congresses.
Manufacturing, information technology and high-tech industries now form a large and fast-growing part of the national economy. Although Vietnam is a relative newcomer to the oil industry, it is currently the third-largest oil producer in Southeast Asia.
Curran Daly & Associates is based in Manila, with affiliate offices in Sydney, Hong Kong and Vietnam. Its services include executive search, operations, technical and IT recruitment.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Andrew W. Mitchell, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media