We are a team of experienced business professionals with impeccable industry knowledge, each reflecting an enviable track record of successful clients and candidates alike. Together, the team has accumulated more than 30 years of combined recruitment experience, empowering our advice and solutions.

Colin Sim - Managing Director

Colin oversees the full operations of the company. Colin manages the management and senior level hires across all sectors in the various industries within the company.

Prior to joining Bearing Search, Colin was the Regional Talent Acquisition Manager, APAC in AIG and oversaw the end to end recruitment function for all levels and functions within the region. His previous experiences include RPO with some of the tier one international banks and external search specialising in Private Banking (wealth management) & Asset Management.

Colin graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT).

Chiang Kwok Wai - Director

Kwok Wai covers various industries, predominately the Banking & Finance, Commodities, Engineering, General Commerce sectors.

In his 7 years of executive search career, Kwok Wai has successfully completed mid to senior level search assignments on both retained and contingency basis, for companies ranging from SMEs to MNCs. Prior to his search career, Kwok Wai has about 10 years of Sales/Relationship Management experience in Banks, General Insurance Broker and Conglomerates.

Kwok Wai holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with specialisation in Business Finance from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT).

Marie Tay - Director

Marie specializes within the Banking and Financial Services Sectors including Commodities, Funds and Insurance. She also covers the commercial sectors.

A seasoned veteran with more than 7 years of industry experience, she has been consistently the top sales recruiter in her coverage field including Accounting, Finance, Middle Office, Project and Treasury roles. Her clientele spans across international/local banks, MNCs and boutique financial service companies where she has successfully placed Senior and middle management positions. Prior to her recruitment career, she served with KPMG as an auditor, specializing in Banks and Financial Institutions.

She holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from Singapore Management University.

Austen Ho - Director

Austen has extensive experience in executive search within Financial Services and Corporate Function (Accounting & Finance, HR, Sales & Marketing and Procurement) positions across all industries.

Prior to joining Bearing Search, he was heading up the executive search arm of a leading international recruitment firm where he was responsible for the team’s P&L and his personal P&L. In his earlier career, he spent about 8 years in Banking where he held roles across both mid & front office. He started initially in Retail Banking (Front & Mid office) and subsequently as a Relationship Manager in Corporate Banking.

He holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Western Australia.

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