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DAVID POWE

Managing Director
Tel: +65 6534 9501
Email: dpowe@searchpartners.com.sg

After completing his business law degree, David spent two years in post-graduate education, combined with teaching, before heading for Japan as a member of the Wolfers Exchange Scheme. He was seconded initially to Shizuoka Prefecture, before being transferred to the English Department of Tokyo University of Science for two years. Whilst in Japan he was retained as training advisor to a number of local corporations.

On returning to Britain, David joined Nomura International in the Syndication and New Issues Department for Fixed Income. Then followed a number of assignments in Sales: responsibility for Benelux, Manager in charge of Swiss Distribution Team and Director, co-ordinating Central Bank coverage. In 1993, he became Executive Director and Head of Sales for Asia, based in Hong Kong.

In late 1995, David joined Paribas in Hong Kong and became Co-head of the Financing Desk in 1996, based in Singapore. In 1998, he decided to return to the role of Head of Sales, Daiwa Securities, responsible for teams based in Hong Kong and Singapore. In 1999, David entered the field of executive search, concentrating on professionals for Capital Markets, and has successfully completed assignments for a range of clients based in London, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Singapore. Although the debt markets remain the field in which David has most direct experience (almost fifteen years) his contacts in the financial markets equip him to understand the challenges of building a successful business in a range of differing products and services.

KAI SIENG

Advisor
Email: kaisieng@searchpartners.com.sg

Kai Sieng, a Singapore Permanent Resident since 1998, was awarded a study grant to study for his Bachelor of Business Administration (Finance) at NUS, and contributed to university life in a number of ways, but notably as member of the swimming team, water polo team and table tennis team.

His career has encompassed working for international firms such as SIA and Maersk in areas such as market analysis and revenue management as well as entrepreneurial, cutting edge organizations such as Nissan/Covisint where he was involved in B2B e-commerce projects. In all these roles, his people skills, especially his ability to communicate well within an international forum, have involved working abroad: notably in Japan, USA, Philippines, Germany, Denmark and Indonesia.

Kai Sieng was active in helping to start up Strategic Search Partners, particularly in the areas of infrastructure set up and requirements. Now, he is doing a hybrid role (research and consultancy). He also manages his own clients. His skills in 2 Asian languages and networking abilities amongst mid level financial professionals in Asia and graduate schools over the world make him a valuable member of the team.

VIOLETA ANTIPORDA

Business Manager
Tel: +65 6534 7677
Email: violeta@searchpartners.com.sg

Violeta is an experienced individual in a variety of distinguished industries in Construction, Aviation, Manufacturing, Travel & Tourism, Property Development and Fashion; with 22+ years’ experience serving at Mid-level to Managerial positions. An entrepreneur in nature & a Start-up achiever. She develops and designs systems for improvement or as required.

An honor student of National College of Business & Arts in the Philippines, completed her Degree in Business Administration (1995).

She is a Singapore Permanent Resident of Filipino descent. Most of her career years were spent in UAE (Dubai) worked with MNC’s such as Singapore Airlines and in Qatar (Doha) as Human Resource & Admin Manager for the Qatar Rail’s Metro project (Green Line Elevated), 2014 – 2017.

Her combined experiences in Human Resource, Admin, Sales & Marketing, Procurement are all an added advantage for her role as Business Manager for Strategic Search Partners.

DAVID POWE

Managing Director
Tel: +65 6534 9501
Email: dpowe@searchpartners.com.sg

On returning to Britain, David joined Nomura International in the Syndication and New Issues Department for Fixed Income. Then followed a number of assignments in Sales: responsibility for Benelux, Manager in charge of Swiss Distribution Team and Director, co-ordinating Central Bank coverage. In 1993, he became Executive Director and Head of Sales for Asia, based in Hong Kong.After completing his business law degree, David spent two years in post-graduate education, combined with teaching, before heading for Japan as a member of the Wolfers Exchange Scheme. He was seconded initially to Shizuoka Prefecture, before being transferred to the English Department of Tokyo University of Science for two years. Whilst in Japan he was retained as training advisor to a number of local corporations.

In late 1995, David joined Paribas in Hong Kong and became Co-head of the Financing Desk in 1996, based in Singapore. In 1998, he decided to return to the role of Head of Sales, Daiwa Securities, responsible for teams based in Hong Kong and Singapore. In 1999, David entered the field of executive search, concentrating on professionals for Capital Markets, and has successfully completed assignments for a range of clients based in London, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Singapore. Although the debt markets remain the field in which David has most direct experience (almost fifteen years) his contacts in the financial markets equip him to understand the challenges of building a successful business in a range of differing products and services.

KAI SIENG

Advisor
Email: kaisieng@searchpartners.com.sg

His career has encompassed working for international firms such as SIA and Maersk in areas such as market analysis and revenue management as well as entrepreneurial, cutting edge organizations such as Nissan/Covisint where he was involved in B2B e-commerce projects. In all these roles, his people skills, especially his ability to communicate well within an international forum, have involved working abroad: notably in Japan, USA, Philippines, Germany, Denmark and Indonesia.Kai Sieng, a Singapore Permanent Resident since 1998, was awarded a study grant to study for his Bachelor of Business Administration (Finance) at NUS, and contributed to university life in a number of ways, but notably as member of the swimming team, water polo team and table tennis team.

Kai Sieng was active in helping to start up Strategic Search Partners, particularly in the areas of infrastructure set up and requirements. Now, he is doing a hybrid role (research and consultancy). He also manages his own clients. His skills in 2 Asian languages and networking abilities amongst mid level financial professionals in Asia and graduate schools over the world make him a valuable member of the team.

VIOLETA ANTIPORDA

Business Manager
Tel: +65 6534 7677
Email: violeta@searchpartners.com.sg

Violeta is an experienced individual in a variety of distinguished industries in Construction, Aviation, Manufacturing, Travel & Tourism, Property Development and Fashion; with 22+ years’ experience serving at Mid-level to Managerial positions. An entrepreneur in nature & a Start-up achiever. She develops and designs systems for improvement or as required.

An honor student of National College of Business & Arts in the Philippines, completed her Degree in Business Administration (1995).

She is a Singapore Permanent Resident of Filipino descent. Most of her career years were spent in UAE (Dubai) worked with MNC’s such as Singapore Airlines and in Qatar (Doha) as Human Resource & Admin Manager for the Qatar Rail’s Metro project (Green Line Elevated), 2014 – 2017.

Her combined experiences in Human Resource, Admin, Sales & Marketing, Procurement are all an added advantage for her role as Business Manager for Strategic Search Partners.