Alexander Hughes, the global Executive Search firm headquartered in Paris announces leadership changes in its operations in Kuala Lumpur. Narinder Kaur joins the organization as Managing Partner. Based in Kuala Lumpur, she will further develop Alexander Hughes’ footprint in Malaysia through the identification of new business opportunities, in close collaboration with Rakesh Sood, a seasoned professional recently appointed as Client Partner.

These strategic hires signal Alexander Hughes’ desire to strengthen its presence in one of the world's fastest-growing regions. Acting as true partners, Narinder and Rakesh will leverage their diverse experiences and in-depth local and international expertise to contribute to the success of a growing base of partners and clients in the country. The Malaysian office established two years ago, is the 53rd office worldwide and one of six offices in Asia Pacific together with Shanghai, Hong Kong, New Delhi, Sydney and Singapore.

“Our global clients are very upbeat about expanding their businesses into South-East-Asia and Kuala Lumpur is the ideal strategic location to accompany them in the region. Having a highly skilled local team is a great asset both for our company and our clients,” said Julien Rozet, CEO of Alexander Hughes. 

One of the latest assignments that Alexander Hughes executed in Malaysia was an extensive cross-border pan-Asia search for a Global Fintech leader. This experience reinforced the confidence in Malaysian organizations and their openness to global talent while establishing Alexander Hughes ability to provide access to a global pool of talent. Alexander Hughes is known to have worked with global clients, such as Sanofi-Aventis, Peugeot, L’Oréal, Vinci and Technip, which have a presence in Malaysia and South- East-Asia. Alexander Hughes has a track record of over 60 years in finding accomplished leaders for a diverse range of clients ranging from Fortune 500 to mid-market family-owned enterprises. This success reflects the skills and creative insight of its consultants.

“Being the pioneer in the executive search profession in Europe, we have never diluted the experience & diversity of our consultants, which consists of only ex C-suite professionals and our Malaysia team is reminiscent of our commitment to hiring only the best consultants,” says Pankaj Dutt, Managing Partner for Alexander Hughes India and South-East-Asia. “We are able to offer local expertise combined with international capabilities.”

Narinder Kaur brings with her extensive experience in Public Affairs,  Communications, Business Development, Strategic Planning and Talent Development spanning across both, consulting and corporate sector. 

Rakesh Sood is an accomplished P&L Leader in South East Asia, with a track record of establishing and growing business for a large Fortune 500 company and for few start-ups.