Meet the Team: Our Key People

Our People Differentiate Us: Recruitment Experts

Miles Nicholls

Managing Director, EMEA / USA

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 CityExecutive, 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

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 CityExecutive 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.

License No: 16S8331
UEN: 201529129D

Julia joined the CityExecutive 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

Naomi has worked for over 15 years in the financial services industry and recruitment. She has held several positions at Thomson Reuters in London and Hong Kong, with her longest tenure as a Regional Account Director managing Tier 1 banking clients across Asia. Other business development roles focused on selling cross-asset class platforms and data-feeds to financial institutions. Naomi joined CityExec in Hong Kong and is now based in London partnering with clients across the corporate, financial data and technology industry in EMEA.

Naomi Cox

Director, EMEA

Jane Martin

Head of Research, APAC

Jane joined CityExecutive Hong Kong in 2019, bringing 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 team of consultants whilst implementing research management and planning across APAC.

Giuliana has been Office Manager of CityExecutive for the past two and half years supporting the MD. Stationed in Hong Kong, she oversees operations across the London, Singapore and Hong Kong offices.

Before this, Giuliana worked in sales for over ten years within various industries, including exporting, construction and banking, and different countries such as Italy, UK, China (Shanghai), and Dubai.

Sociable, motivated and organised, Giuliana’s fortes are multi-tasking and her commitment to excellence in all that she does.

Giuliana Savino

Office Manager, Hong Kong

Miles Nicholls

Managing Director, EMEA / USA

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 CityExecutive, 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 Taylor

Managing Director, APAC

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.

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 CityExecutive 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.

License No: 16S8331
UEN: 201529129D

Julia Woo

Associate Director, APAC, Singapore

Julia joined the CityExecutive 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.

Alvin Wong

Senior Director, APAC

Alvin spent over 17 years in technology businesses, with the last 11 years focusing on risk and compliance solutions. He has helped global businesses grow Asian markets, including opening a regional office in Hong Kong covering the North Asia market and developing new regulatory compliance solutions tailored to the professional services industry.

Alvin graduated with an MBA and MSc. and is a practitioner of Miller Heiman® methodologies.

Naomi Cox

Director, EMEA

Naomi has worked for over 15 years in the financial services industry and recruitment. She has held several positions at Thomson Reuters in London and Hong Kong, with her longest tenure as a Regional Account Director managing Tier 1 banking clients across Asia. Other business development roles focused on selling cross-asset class platforms and data-feeds to financial institutions. Naomi joined CityExec in Hong Kong and is now based in London partnering with clients across the corporate, financial data and technology industry in EMEA.

Jane Martin

Head of Research, APAC

Jane joined CityExecutive Hong Kong in 2019, bringing 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 team of consultants whilst implementing research management and planning across APAC.

Giuliana Savino

Office Manager, Hong Kong

Giuliana has been Office Manager of CityExecutive for the past two and half years supporting the MD. Stationed in Hong Kong, she oversees operations across the London, Singapore and Hong Kong offices.

Before this, Giuliana worked in sales for over ten years within various industries, including exporting, construction and banking, and different countries such as Italy, UK, China (Shanghai), and Dubai.

Sociable, motivated and organised, Giuliana’s fortes are multi-tasking and her commitment to excellence in all that she does.