October 16, 2014 – Global executive search firm Grace Blue has opened in Singapore joining locations in London and New York. Grace Blue Asia will work with media, creative and advertising agencies and major networks across the Asia-Pacific region to fill key leadership positions. Michael Maedel, former president of JWT Asia Pacific, will spearhead the new Asia office as he joins Grace Blue as executive chairman. Partner Helen Duffy has also relocated from London to work directly in Singapore. “The Asian media and creative sectors have vast potential but there’s a real gap in their ability to find the best leadership candidates. They’re crying out for the kind of sophisticated executive search that has become commonplace in Europe and North America,” said Juliet Timms, CEO Europe and Asia. “Opening there is the next stage of our evolution as a global business – not just finding exceptional leaders for agencies in the region and for Western businesses moving into Asia, but offering greater access for global organizations to the pool of remarkable talent in places like China, Singapore, India and Australia.” Grace Blue is a global specialist in leadership and has placed many of the current CEOs, senior strategists and other leaders in the advertising, marketing and media sectors.