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Connected Group Corporate Overview Profile


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Connected Group Corporate Overview Profile

  1. 1. COMPANY OVERVIEW With over 12 years experience in executive recruitment and search, ConnectedGroup has developed a portfolio of people-centric solutions around the needs of its clients. ConnectedGroup is a privately owned enterprise that was established in 1997 and built on a foundation of providing research driven executive search assignments. Today ConnectedGroup has evolved from a pure executive search business into a full spectrum human capital consulting firm. With offices in Asia and the Middle East we are well placed to service two of the fastest growing regions in the world and our consultative and client driven approach has positioned us as a partner of choice for companies across a diverse range of industries. We work to values of candour, accountability and integrity and our employees are measured against the key behaviours of creativity, flexibility and being connected to candidates, clients and internal teams to deliver the highest levels of service quality. OFFICE LOCATIONS HONG KONG Established in 1997, this is our founding office and remains as the Group headquarters. Stationed at the 'gateway to China' for over a decade, we have been well positioned to develop alongside the economic growth of the world's largest market. SINGAPORE Established in 2004, the 'Lion City' acts as our base of operations for South East Asia. Singapore is strategically located to support the growth of countries within the ASEAN and key developing countries in this region are likely locations for future ConnectedGroup offices. DUBAI Established in 2005, this office has experienced significant growth since inception, mirroring the economic development across the UAE. From here we have been able to support clients across the Middle East & Africa and we see it as a key growth market for us moving forwards. CHINA Established in 2006 via a joint venture agreement with a successful local boutique (established in 2003), we continue to depend on local experience to provide cultural and market insight whilst aligning our full service offering and international search methodologies. China offers significant future potential as the economy continues to globalize. BUSINESS DIVISIONS Our core businesses are focused around the attraction, development and management of talent and cover the following: executive search (ConnectedSearch), human resource consulting (ConnectedHR) and recruitment process outsourcing (ConnectedRPO). These three divisions operate independently of each other and can be integrated to provide seamless solutions when required.
  2. 2. INDUSTRY SPECIALISMS Investment banking & investment management (support) Investment banking & investment management (front office) Insurance Information technology & telecommunications Management consultancy, venture capital & professional services Energy & resources Media Consumer & retail Healthcare Fashion & luxury Property & real estate Construction & engineering Government, public sector & education Industrial & manufacturing Legal FUNCTIONAL SPECIALISMS Finance & accounting PR, events & communications Human resources Professional support Real estate & facilities management Supply chain management Technology Board & strategic advisory
  3. 3. MANAGEMENT TEAM MATHEW GOLLOP, GROUP MANAGING DIRECTOR With over 12 years experience in recruitment and executive search, Mathew joined ConnectedGroup in 2001 in Hong Kong and assumed control of the business in early 2002 through a management buy-out. Steering the business through the downturn of 2001-2003 he has driven strategic and operational development to achieve significant organic expansion of the business. Still maintaining a very hands-on approach, Mathew maintains a client facing role and has run searches in a broad range of industry sectors. He has also been instrumental to the ongoing evolution of ConnectedRPO, bringing a high-level tactical approach to client consulting. MATTHEW CADDICK, GROUP DIRECTOR, HONG KONG With over 12 years experience in recruitment and executive search, Matthew joined ConnectedGroup in 2001 in Hong Kong to head the Investment Banking division. He became part of the MBO team and assumed directorship and shareholding at Group level in 2002. With experience that ranges from contractor management to senior recruitment and into retained global search, Matthew is able to bring a strong operational perspective to his clients as well as working in a senior and strategic relationship management capacity. HERBIE AMBROSE, REGIONAL DIRECTOR, MIDDLE EAST Possessing over a decade of experience in executive search, Herbie moved from the UK to the Middle East in 2002 where he has worked on numerous C-Level searches accross a variety of industry verticals. As the driving force behind ConnectedGroup's Dubai office, covering the Middle East & Africa, Herbie built the operation from scratch to the 25+ staff that exist today and is the key strategic contact to our major clients across the region, and also helped to establish the Group's Board & Strategic Advisory services. Herbie is a former Army Officer and a graduate of the Royal Military Academy - Sandhurst.
  4. 4. MANAGEMENT TEAM (continued) JAMES PURDIE, REGIONAL DIRECTOR, SOUTH EAST ASIA Possessing over 15 years experience in recruitment and executive search, and 10 years operating at Director level, James has actively recruited in and managed teams across all the major operational and support specialisms within the banking and finance sector. Joining ConnectedGroup in Singapore in 2008 from one of London's most respected recruitment firms, he previously ran his own recruitment company who provided Pan-European recruitment solutions to the Investment Banking and Asset Management sector. He takes responsibility for the future growth and development of the South East Asian business. GINKO GAO, MANAGING DIRECTOR, CHINA Commencing his career in the consumer sector with Procter & Gamble, Ginko transitioned into recruitment in 2000 and then launched his own boutique search company in 2003 which joined the ConnectedGroup in 2006 via a joint venture agreement. Operating as part of the network as opposed to a franchise, the China operations have leveraged the Group's knowledge and connections in the finance and technology sectors to expand beyond their original core markets of consumer and legal whilst continuing to provide broader training and human resource consulting services. Ginko brings key local knowledge and a track record of operating searches across a range of industries. ZAKEERA VIDLER, DIRECTOR, CONNECTEDHR, MIDDLE EAST Zakeera joined ConnectedGroup in April 2007 to lead the conception and development of ConnectedHR. Zakeera is responsible for the strategic development of the business and also plays an active role in managing, planning and delivering HR projects for high profile clients. Prior to ConnectedGroup, she spent six years as HR Director/Member of the UAE BOD for a Fortune 500 business providing a full range of HR services, including learning and development. Zakeera is a Chartered Fellow Member, graduate of CIPD and possesses 15+ years of professional HR experience that brings credibility and depth to her client consulting activity. Her degree from the Open University has allowed her to combine her passion for psychology, philosophy and arts!
  5. 5. CONTACT US HONG KONG & MACAU SINGAPORE ConnectedGroup Ltd ConnectedGroup Pte Ltd 10th Floor Silver Fortune Plaza #02-01, 43 Pekin Street No. 1 Wellington Street Far East Square Central Singapore Hong Kong 048773 Tel: +852 3972 5888 Tel: +65 6536 5010 Fax: +852 3972 5897 Fax: +65 6536 8772 CHINA (Shanghai) CHINA (Beijing) BGI ConnectedGroup BGI ConnectedGroup 815, Summit Center 906, Building 4 1088 Yan An West Road China Central Place Shanghai 89 Jianguo Road, Chaoyang District 200052 Beijing 100025 上海市长宁区 北京市朝阳区 延安西路1088号 建国路 89 号 长峰中心 华贸商务楼四号楼 815 室 200052 906 室 100025 Tel: +86 21 6240 6501 Tel: +86 10 6530 7900 Fax: +86 21 6211 2100 Fax: +86 10 6533 1931 DUBAI DUBAI ConnectedGroup Middle East ConnectedHR Office 508 Suite 208-210 The Fairmont Dubai 2/F Building 19 Sheikh Zayed Road Knowledge Village PO Box 75671 PO Box 500372 Dubai Dubai United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates Tel: +971 4 311 6530 Tel: +971 4 362 2059 Fax: +971 4 322 8810 Fax: +971 4 366 9639