About Us

Established in early 2002, SearchWorks serves the top-level executive search needs of successful and dynamic organisations across Asia Pacific and the Middle East.

Our focus is on the best talent within the Legal, Private Banking and Technology sectors in the region.

We are active in the region’s most vibrant cities, including Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Mumbai and Dubai.

Our long history of relentless focus over 14 years gives us unparalleled insights into candidate and client histories, thereby ensuring we always come up with the best fit. A successful track record over the years has ensured that a significant chunk of our business has been with returning clients.

Our vision

To be the leading executive search firm in the Legal, Private Banking and Technology space.

Our mission

To be the Employer of Choice in every market we operate

To be a reliable, expert partner to our clients, fulfilling every aspect of their hiring needs.

Our values

To our employees:

  • A work culture that is passionate, enterprising and cohesive, with abundant opportunities to grow a financially rewarding career.
  • A rich environment within which to grow and learn.
  • Diverse opportunities to build business relationships and interactions around the world.

To our clients:

  • Putting your interest first in everything we do, and treating every engagement as a building block in a long-term relationship.
  • Providing best quality research, top calibre candidates and speedy execution.
  • Sharing the highest standards of professional and personal integrity and ethics.

To our candidates:

  • Acting as your career counsellor, adviser and partner
  • Respecting your confidentiality, expertise, strengths, achievements and aspirations.
  • Offering you exciting opportunities that help you achieve a satisfying and rewarding career.

Our Managing Director

Rajesh Nair, MD

SearchWorks was set up in 2002 by our Founder & CEO, Rajesh Nair.

Prior to this, Rajesh was the youngest partner worldwide with a UK based headhunting firm. It was his desire to provide a specialised class of executive search services with a strong focus on client needs that spurred him into this venture.

Rajesh set up SearchWorks in Singapore in early 2002 and then grew the company across Hong Kong, India and China, alongside other brands under the WorksAlliance group. With a unique focus on quality, results, customer satisfaction and constant innovation, SearchWorks and the WorksAlliance group had by 2007, become one of the leading players in the HR industry across the region.

Post GFC, Rajesh re-aligned the company to be a more nimble executive search firm with a firm focus on only the Legal, Private Banking and Technology sectors. Our present success story over the past few years includes leading Private Bankers and a significant number of Partner and team placements across International Law firms, through the region.

Rajesh has won several awards and recognition in Singapore for SearchWorks’ excellent track record over the years.

“People are not your most important asset… the Right People are.”