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Your Trusted Global Executive Search Partner

The SES (Strategic Executive Search) Group has for the past 33 years, been the global preferred alternative to the “Big 5” retained executive search firms. Founded in Asia and globally focused, SES supports both the world’s largest enterprises and the most transformational and exponential early and growth-stage companies, and their investors – to create world-beating leadership teams.  


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We are both deeply East and deeply West - more than 100 years of partner search experience in both Asia and North America/Europe  


We support both investors and operators 

We do the work ourselves (no kids)

We cover both traditional and cutting edge industries (blockchain, AI, data, spatial web, IoT, etc...)

Our Clients

Our Clients

We work for the world's largest enterprises (eg CISCO, TSMC, ByteDance,, Carlyle, etc); and the worlds hottest, more transformative startups ( (spatial web); ojai energetics (CBD IP); Heartrithm & Neo (Crypto Quant Hedge funds); OpenExO (exponential organization).
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Our Placements

$50 billion US-based global electronics company - SVP, Chief Data Officer; SVP, Product

$50 billion Asia-based semiconductor company - 30 engagements, including CFO, CIO, CHRO, CISO, & President

Leading Global Private Equity Firm - 4 portfolio CEOs and key team leaders 

$450 billion Asia-based global Internet company - 25 engagements; including President of Global Business (New York), VP of Sales Europe (London); Country GM, Australia (Sydney)

$150 billion Asia-based Internet company - Over 40 engagements, including CIO, CISO, Head of AI

Our Placements

Our Team

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Chris Traub

Chris has been a global executive search pioneer; and connector and curator of global transformation communities of inspired, compassionate, and impact-oriented leaders... More

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Paul Lo

Paul conducts searches across all disciplines. He drives the Industrial & Technology Practices and is also an active member of the Group's Consumer, Retail & Hospitality Practice... More

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Lee Boon Lee

Boon Lee’s business acumen and attunement to interpersonal and cultural dynamics have served him well in his senior leadership roles in SAP and Hewlett-Packard (HP); and have also enabled him to serve his executive search clients’ needs in a comprehensive way... More 

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Alfred Pong

Alfred has successfully completed more than 200 executive level (VPs & CxOs) search assignments for pre-IPO and publicly listed China technology companies and multinationals globally - including China, Hong Kong, Singapore, India, United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Brazil, and Australia... More

Our Team
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