Grace Blue Opens New Asia-Pacific Office
Global executive search firm Grace Blue has announced the opening of a new office in Singapore to join its locations in London and New York.
Grace Blue Asia will work with media, creative and advertising agencies and networks across the Asia-Pacific region to fill leadership positions and provide further support for global search briefs.
Michael Maedel, former president of JWT Asia-Pacific, will spearhead the new office as Grace Blue’s Executive Chairman.
Grace Blue has also announced that Partner Helen Duffy has relocated from London to Singapore.
Juliet Timms, CEO Europe and Asia, commented: “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.
“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 organisations to the pool of remarkable talent in places like China, Singapore, India and Australia.
“Our new office will help us work with the biggest names in the region and beyond. In particular, Michael knows the issues and challenges of leadership in the Asia-Pacific market better than almost anyone and is the ideal person to guide us through this incredible new opportunity.”
Mr Maedel added: “Asia-Pacific is a widely disparate region, with different approaches to marketing and media, but the common threads are enormous potential for growth and a lack of enough world-class leadership talent.
“Grace Blue Asia aims to leverage the company’s existing European and US experience to better answer global briefs and help businesses in the region find the very best people to fill their senior management positions. These days, leadership in the creative economy is a global business.”
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