Meet the Team: Our Key People

Our People Differentiate Us: Recruitment Experts

Miles Nicholls

Managing Director, EMEA / USA, London

Miles has worked for over 25 years in the financial and corporate information space. Previously, Miles was Head of Sales with Perfect Information (PI), a global equity analytics provider. Here he was instrumental in integrating a key acquisition into the core business, ultimately delivering record profits to PI. Miles has run successful sales teams across Dun & Bradstreet, Thomson Financial, and Bloomberg and intimately understands the technology and data space’s sales process.

He works in an advisory capacity in the global markets for CITYEXEC, helping businesses to implement sales strategies for high energy growth and managed key turn-around recruitment projects for under-performing teams. Miles specialises in executive search, sales training and consultancy.

Lucy heads up the APAC business for CITYEXEC as well as managing key global search mandates for clients. She has worked as a headhunter for over fifteen years. Her practice area has always been in data, technology and research, and the disciplines she focuses on are project recruitment, executive search and fast-track high-performance teams in APAC. She is focused heavily on financials, Index and sector-based research.

Lucy understands the sales and management structures needed to impact fast-growing subscription and research businesses. She has delivered numerous key global projects to the scale and within a budget that have led to successful acquisitions. Lucy is very passionate about diversity and advocating across all aspects of this topic within our industry. She focuses on grassroots change and helps consult many clients around attracting and retaining a robust D&I strategy to remain at the forefront of attracting talent.

Lucy Taylor

Managing Director, APAC, Hong Kong

Ziad Khairallah

Senior Director, APAC, Singapore

Ziad’s career started at ING Barings in Corporate Finance working in M&A, ECM and Bonds. He has a solid track record in the corporate conferencing sales world, where he managed Capital Market events for the buy-side and sell-side. He has managed extensive sales teams in this space. Currently based in Singapore, he is responsible for corporate data and technology firms across APAC and works for CITYEXEC on both contingent and project assignments. Ziad’s expertise lies in understanding corporate information flows and the necessary sales skills required to operate effectively in a subscription or advisory capacity, often in niche data sets. Ziad studied at Eton College and Edinburgh University.

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Julia joined the CITYEXEC Singapore office in 2019 and has over ten years of sales experience within the financial and technology industry. Previously she worked as a Trading Representative for Maybank, selling equities and trading solutions to the buy-side.

Julia is an integral part of the global research and recruitment team, working on the project and exclusive search mandates within APAC.

Julia Woo

Associate Director, APAC, Singapore

Jane Martin

Head of Research, APAC / USA, Hong Kong

Jane joined CITYEXEC Hong Kong in 2019, bringing over 20 years of professional client experience within various financial corporations and the aviation industry. A natural people person, she ensures that we communicate added value to our clients and candidates.

Jane supports our MDs and team of consultants whilst implementing research management and planning across APAC.

Born and raised in Germany with experience living in the U.S., South Korea and Hong Kong. Zina is a trilingual, bi-cultural talent acquisition partner always open to connect and discuss with talents who are interested to explore new opportunities. Zina has been working in recruitment since 2010 across Banking, Telecommunication, and IT and provides deep knowledge of the IT industry. Zina joined CITYEXEC in 2021 as Research Director.

Zina Han

Research Director, APAC, Hong Kong

Yan Song Lee

Research Director, APAC, Singapore

Coming from academia, Yan Song brings with him 5 years of research experience. He joined CITYEXEC in October 2021. Yan Song helps the business across the APAC region with finding and organizing data and research to make timely and effective hires.

Sarah heads up City Exec’s Americas business and is based in Los Angeles California. She has over fifteen years experience growing research, data, consulting and SaaS businesses globally. Her experience in leadership roles selling to financial services, technology and management consulting firms globally proves invaluable when helping clients build and recruit agile high performance teams. She has an MBA from Manchester Business School and is a true citizen of the world having on the ground experience growing businesses in the US, UK, EMEA and emerging markets. She brings intuitiveness, strategic thinking and a human approach to working with clients and candidates.

Sarah Shamouelian

Head of Americas, USA, Los Angeles