WittKieffer Opens Singapore Office as Regional Hub for Executive Search in Asia-Pacific Market

Leading global executive search firm WittKieffer today announced its expansion into the Asia-Pacific market with the opening of an office in Singapore. Headed by Anissa Low, Managing Director, the Singapore office will allow WittKieffer to operate seamlessly on a global scale, to source talent across continents and serve clients in healthcare, education, and life sciences wherever they are located.

WittKieffer, dedicated exclusively to organizations that improve the quality of life in healthcare, education, the life sciences and the not-for-profit sector, selected Singapore as the regional hub for its Asia-Pacific services as part of its commitment to support multinational clients with comprehensive access to the global talent pool. In selecting Singapore, WittKieffer acknowledges the enormous investment in technology, research and development, and manufacturing that has made the nation a preeminent source of intellectual property and impressive talent in life sciences, higher education, and healthcare.

Serving Clients Better

“Our goal in opening a Singapore office is twofold—to better serve our clients with access to a truly exceptional, global pool of candidates, and to reach clients where they are doing business and needing talent,” said Andrew Chastain, President and CEO of WittKieffer. “With a footprint in the Southeast Asian market, we can provide clients based in Asia, Europe, the U.K., and the U.S. with the global reach they need to find executives to meet their current and future business needs. Under the leadership of Anissa Low, WittKieffer’s clients will receive the focused attention and service they expect of our firm along with localized insights needed to remain competitive in a tight executive talent market.”

Anissa joined WittKieffer as Managing Director to lead the Singapore office, where she will oversee all operations in Southeast Asia. Her depth of expertise in the Asian marketplace–nearly 15 years of executive search experience in healthcare and life sciences–will benefit clients seeking comprehensive, strategic approaches to securing executive talent.

Track Record of Success

“Anissa has an exceptional track record of identifying leaders who thrive in challenging, high-risk environments, qualities many organizations in healthcare, life sciences and education need when addressing emerging opportunities and challenges in their industries,” says Morten Nielsen, Global Managing Partner of WittKieffer’s Life Sciences Practice, and current Global Chair of the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC). “Anissa excels at developing a strong rapport with her clientele to ensure excellent service and outcomes. We’re thrilled to have her lead the Singapore office, which serves as an integral step forward in WittKieffer’s offerings to global clients.”

Prior to WittKieffer, Anissa served as the Director of Healthcare & Life Sciences, Consumer & Industrial for a leading global executive recruiting firm. Prior to that, she held several executive recruiting roles in which she provided end-to-end service to clients including the development of position specifications, competency- and behavior-based interviewing, candidate presentation, reference checking and salary negotiation.