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

Naomi Cox

Director, EMEA, London

Naomi has worked for over fifteen 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 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.

Jane Martin

Head of Research, APAC / USA, Hong Kong

Shelley Maude

Research Director, EMEA, London

Shelley entered the world of Financial Markets in 2000 when she was recruited for the Reuters Sales Academy.  Over the next 10 years plus Shelley gained a wealth of experience in Account Management and Sales Management predominantly within, but not exclusive to, the sell-side and commodities and energy.

In 2012 Shelley left the market to focus on her family, during which time she retrained and developed a Holistic Therapy Business.  Between October 2015 and October 2018 Shelley relocated to India to fulfil a life-long ambition to explore Asia.  In October 2021 Shelley was ready to focus on her corporate career again and joined CITYEXEC as Research Director.

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.

Giuliana has been the Office Manager of CITYEXEC since 2018 supporting the MD. Stationed in Singapore, she oversees operations across the London, Singapore, and Hong Kong offices.

Prior to this, Giuliana worked in sales for over 10 years within various industries that include exporting, construction, and banking in 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, APAC / EMEA, Singapore