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A fast growing new focus area for Global Sage. We have actively supported the build out of well-funded Digital banks and neo Banks, in Hong Kong and Southeast Asia, as well as a variety of focused FinTech start ups.
Recent track record
We are proud to announce the following placements:
2021 has been a record year in which we completed some of the most prominent retained searches for asset managers around the world.
David Webbe is a Partner, Managing Director, Global Head of Investment Banking and Private Equity based in the Singapore office of Global Sage. David leads the global practice and also has responsibility for the South East Asia region. He 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, David 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 a 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.
Investment Banking, Real Assets, Private Equity, Wealth Management, Commercial Banking, Fintech
Mathew Welch has some 25 years of senior executive experience in financial markets in Asia, having built businesses and led teams, executed transactions and managed projects in most major Asian countries. Mathew is also an experienced Independent Board Director in Banking and the Financial Sector.
He brings to Global Sage strong domain knowledge across Wholesale and Investment Banking, Insurance, Asset Management, Corporate Governance and FinTech. Mathew has worked for McKinsey, Merrill Lynch, Temasek, Standard Chartered Bank, ING, and Daiwa, including roles at Managing Director level, through an outstanding career across Asia. He was, for example, an MD at Temasek Holdings investing in Financial Institutions, and prior to that he was at Standard Chartered as Head of the Financial Institutions Group in Asia, overseeing all their business with banks and insurance companies.
Educated in the United States and the UK, Mathew has an MBA degree with high distinction from the Harvard Business School (1993) and holds an MA Degree in Oriental Studies (Chinese) from the University of Oxford.
Global Investment Banking, Private Equity, Asset Management
Joyce Ng is a Partner, Managing Director based in the Hong Kong office of Global Sage. Joyce brings over 23 years of experience to the firm. She 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 functions, with a particular focus on Private Equity and Financial Services, as well as Hong Kong Conglomerates. Prior to joining Global Sage, Joyce was a Director of the Talent Acquisition team at UBS. She also spent more than 15 years at Bo Le Associates. Joyce holds a BA degree from University of Toronto and speaks English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
Private Equity, Investment Banking, Fintech, Finance, Risk & Compliance, Start-Ups
Alastair Bruce has over twenty-five years’ experience gained in the financial services sector as an equity trader and institutional sales with two respected blue-chip organisations in the U.K. and in the Far East, and more recently as a senior executive search consultant in the UK and Asia. He has carried out senior assignments for many of the leading investment, corporate and private banks and asset management organisations across the Asian region. Alastair came to Asia in 1995 after completing an MBA from Cranfield School of Management and holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Birmingham University in the UK.
Global Financial Services
Nancy Yick is a Partner, Managing Director and Head of Consumer Markets based in the Hong Kong office of Global Sage. She has over 22 years of executive search experience covering the Consumer, Properties and Pharmaceutical 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, she was a Managing Director at Bo Le Associates and had also worked at Russell Reynolds.
Luxury, Retail & Consumer Goods, Life Sciences & Healthcare, Fintech, Start-Ups
Arthur Lui is a Director based in the newly opened Shenzhen office of Global Sage. Under his leadership, Global Sage is expected to expand the firm’s presence in China, allowing it to work more strategically with its clients in the Greater Bay Area. Arthur joined from The Page Group and was instrumental in building its onshore PE and VC Practice. He also works closely with Portfolio Companies across the Blockchain & Crypto, AI and Data Centre industries.
Ati Simatupang is a Partner, Managing Director based in the Jakarta office of Global Sage. She brings over 22 years of experience in executive search. Prior to joining Global Sage, Ati 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 Asian market with its dynamic, culturally diverse talent pool, and complex organization changes unique to emerging markets. She has 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 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 Industrial. 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 an emerging market. Ati holds a BA in Business Studies and Marketing from William Business College in Sydney.
Luxury, Retail & Consumer Goods, Real Estate, Insurance, Fintech, Finance, Risk & Compliance, Start-Ups
Terence Ho is a Partner, Managing Director of Global Sage and has over 15 years of executive search experience in Asia Investment Banking (IB) and Private Equity (PE). Based in Singapore, he specializes in placing candidates across M&A, ECM, Corporate Finance, Country Coverage and Industry teams in Asia. He has a strong track record of completing searches in PE at all levels for Sovereign Wealth Funds, Mega Funds, Mid-Market and Growth Equity Funds and selected C-suite roles for corporates and digital banks. Prior to joining Global Sage in 2020, Terence ran the Asia IB and PE search practice at ALS International. He started his executive search career with Webbe International in 2006. His thorough understanding of the IB and PE environment across Southeast Asia, has earned him the respect of many candidates and clients. With an extensive network and broad understanding of the IB and PE sectors, he is known to stay ahead of the competition with his acute market intelligence and assessment.
Terence holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Economics & Finance from Curtin University and a Master of Commerce in Finance from The University of New South Wales. He is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.
Specialisation: Investment Banking, Private Equity, Corporate M&A and Capital Markets, Human Resources and Legal Executive Search
Toshio Wada is a Senior Advisor in the Tokyo office of Global Sage. Toshio’s diversified career experience spans three parts: The first twenty years in commercial and investment banking at Morgan Stanley and Industrial Bank of Japan; the second fifteen years in asset management at Pension Fund Association and BNP Paribas Investment Partners; and a third leg of five years in startup management in the capacity of CEO Japan of a blockchain company and CFO of a battery R&D venture. Toshio brings a wealth of industry knowledge as well as a vast professional network of people to the firm. He holds a BA in Economics from Keio University and an MBA from INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France. He speaks fluent English, French, and Japanese.