April 1, 2019 – Executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet the demand, they continue to develop new practices and hire new recruiters. Recently, Paris-headquartered executive search firm Eric Salmon & Partners strengthened its office in Singapore with the addition of Brindha Bal as a partner. The office now has six partners on its team and about 20 staff.
The firm’s senior executive search and leadership advisory team in Singapore combines diversity, global outlook and years of experience in Asia. “All of the team, without exception, have also lived and worked in Europe or in the U.S.,” Eric Salmon & Partners said.
Ms. Bal has a track record in talent acquisition that spans 20 years, across EMEA, APAC and the Americas. She has recruited senior executives in the tech industry globally during transformative times. She started her career by leading talent acquisition operations across APAC at HP, Sun Microsystems and Hitachi Data Systems. She also spent four years in Silicon Valley as global talent acquisition leader at Hitachi Data Systems prior to returning to Singapore and moving into executive search at Heidrick & Struggles. There, she was a principal in the firm’s global technology and services practice.
The Singapore economy is considered to be one of the freest, most innovative, competitive, dynamic and business-friendly anywhere. The Index of Economic Freedom ranks Singapore as the second freest economy in the world, and the Ease of Doing Business Index has ranked it as the easiest place to do business for the past decade.
Singapore’s largest companies are in the telecommunications, banking, transportation and manufacturing sectors, many of which started as state-run enterprises and are now listed on the Singapore Exchange. These include Singapore Telecommunications, Singapore Technologies Engineering, Keppel Corporation, Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation, Development Bank of Singapore and United Overseas Bank.
With offices in London, Paris, Milan, Rome, Frankfurt, Brussels, Geneva, Shanghai and Singapore and long-term partners in India, the U.S. and Australia, Eric Salmon & Partners has a global reach and works across industry sectors and functional disciplines. The firm was established in 1990.
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