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BMES appoints VP of Strategic Solutions to drive innovation in APAC’s recruitment & leadership space

Boyd & Moore Executive Search (BMES) announced today that Jo Smith, former Managing Director of Lee Hecht Harrison Singapore, has joined recently as VP of Strategic Solutions.

Smith, who was selected for this role due to his strong track record in strategic sales and business growth, complex solution design and global account management, will be tasked with designing and building new value-add services beyond BMES’ already existing talent and leadership solutions portfolio.

“APAC is the toughest market in which to hire in the world. Traditional search solutions just don’t cut it anymore. To reach the top 10% of talent, our clients need to have a stronger culture, leadership and brand than their competitors. We’ve been providing support with those challenges for several years, but now, with Jo joining we will be able to further innovate. We’re very excited to welcome him and looking forward to seeing what new ideas we can bring to the market together,” says Tony Moore, Co-Founder and Managing Director of BMES.

“Jo has always impressed me with his very solution-focused approach that is built on questioning the status quo and find new ways to solve our client’s challenges when it comes to attracting, onboarding and retaining the talent required in this difficult market,” adds Jonas Korbstein, VP APAC.

Throughout his career, Smith followed his passion for people development. Before becoming Managing Director in Singapore Smith lead LHH’s UK Sales function, and served as SVP Global Sales, supporting clients with their organisational transformation and leadership development objectives in London, EMEA and beyond. Prior to that he worked in the public sector managing development programs for youth in need.

“I’m really pleased to be joining BMES at what is clearly a very exciting time for the business and its future growth. I’m looking forward to working with the BMES team across APAC to find new ways to unlock additional value for BMES customers in their drive to attract and retain the best talent,” says Smith.

 

About BMES

Boyd & Moore Executive Search is a talent and leadership solutions firm helping multinational businesses looking to enter, or scale, or even repair their businesses in APAC. Our primary focus is on executive-level or mission-critical hires but we offer a range of solutions beyond that. To identify and attract the right talent for our clients, we rely on our Intelligence Center (BMIC) comprised of 100 voice and data researchers who are solely focused on creating comprehensive market maps based on real-time market maps.Thanks to this data-driven approach combined with comprehensive consulting we have been able to successfully close 96% of our assignments and place over 250 business leaders in the past 5 years throughout the region.

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