Real Assets

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Focus areas

We have conducted numerous searches for roles in Real Assets, a sector which has seen dramatic inflows of investments from institutional investors around the world.

Executive - CEO, CFO, COO, CRO, CTO

Investment

CIO, portfolio managers, strategists, research analysts.

Recent track record

We are proud to announce the following placements:

Our consultants

David Webbe

Partner, Managing Director
Singapore
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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.

Specialization
Investment Banking, Real Assets, Private Equity, Wealth Management, Commercial Banking, Fintech

Hirokazu Tamura

Partner, Managing Director
Tokyo
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Hirokazu Tamura is a Partner, Managing Director and Head of Japan based in the Tokyo office of Global Sage. He brings over 17 years of financial services executive search experience to the firm. Since joining Global Sage, he has been instrumental in building out the Japan search practice across traditional and alternative asset management; wealth management; investment banking and private assets, placing senior investment, distribution, product and operations professionals across the financial services industry. In 2016, Hirokazu was recognized as the “Outstanding Recruiter of the year in Japan” by Recruitment International. Hirokazu attended Toyama College of Foreign Languages. He speaks fluent English and Japanese.

Specialization
Asset Management, Private Assets, Investment Banking, Global Markets, Private Banking, C-Level

Joanna Wong

Senior Director
Hong Kong
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Joanna Wong specializes in management recruitment and executive search in the Asia Pacific region, with a focus on Greater China. She currently serves clients across Real Estate Developers, Hospitality Groups, Consulting firms, REITs, Funds and Private Equity.

Joanna has successfully placed candidates in key positions including CEO, COO, CFO, Regional Chief Executive, Head of Investment, SVP Operation, Project Director, General Manager, Head of Asset Management, Sales & Leasing Director, VP Construction, Portfolio Management Director, Head of Marketing, Corporate Communications, among others.

Starting her recruitment career with a UK-listed recruitment services group over 12 years ago, Joanna has helped international and local clients in sourcing and placing senior level talent across different core front-line and supporting functions up to C-suites positions.

Educated in Hong Kong and Switzerland with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and a Diploma in Hotel Management, she worked in international hotel chains in Switzerland and held senior positions in Hong Kong before moving into the recruitment industry.

Samantha Wong

Research Associate
Hong Kong
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Samantha Wong specializes in searches in the Real Assets space, particularly the Real Estate sector, which as an asset class is becoming a major trend in which global PEs, sovereign funds and multi-asset managers are investing and expanding their footprint. Samantha focuses on targeted and strategic searches for top talent that can help take clients to the next level. Raised and educated in Hong Kong and Australia, she is a trilingual speaker of Cantonese, English, and Mandarin. Prior to joining Global Sage, she was an Associate Consultant at Talent Pro Recruitment.