Specialization on recruiting senior roles in strategy, inhouse consulting, digital transformation, M&A & Private Equity Value Creation.



At Helex Asia, we believe that focus is the key to success in executive search. This is because a deep understanding of the specialist area enables the search firm to find the most suitable candidates for the employer, while at the same time providing career advice to the candidate.

We focus on roles that require a strategy consulting background from firms such as McKinsey, Bain, Boston Consulting Group.

We typically handle searches for Head of Strategy and similar roles. Our  CEO and founder is a former McKinsey Consultant and former M&A professional.

We are focused on the following positions:

Multinational corporations & banks

Positions in Strategy / In-house Consulting / internal M&A across all levels (from Analyst to Department Head). This constitutes the majority of our work (~80%).

Consulting firms

Senior Consultants and above (post-MBA only; ~10% of our work); we do not place fresh (MBA-) graduates into Consulting. We also do not handle pure Business Development roles.

Buy side

Analysts & Associates (mostly pre-MBA; ~10% of our work) where clients want to bring in raw talent with a Management Consulting skill set.

Over 90% of our candidates are current or former employees of the following firms: McKinsey, BCG, Bain, Booz, A.T. Kearney. Our candidates typically hold a top-20 MBA, and speak one or more Asian languages fluently. Most of our candidates are referred to us through our extensive network.

Geographically, Helex Asia recruits across Asia with a focus on Greater China and South East Asia. Our Executive Search Consultants have been living and working across the region for many years, and we know the Management Consulting talent market in these locales inside-out.

Industry coverage is very broad, our team has recruited for and worked/consulted in a wide range of industries:

•    Advertising
•    Agriculture
•    Automotive
•    Asset Management
•    Banking
•    BPO (Business Process Outsourcing)
•    Conglomerates
•    Consumer goods/CPG/FMCG
•    Crypto/Blockchain/NFT
•    Financial Services
•    Fintech
•    Health Care/ Medtech
•    High Tech
•    Hospitality
•    Industrial Goods
•    Insurance
•    Insurtech

•    Internet
•    Luxury
•    Logistics
•    Management Consulting
•    Media
•    Oil
•    Pharma
•    Private Equity
•    Retail
•    Software
•    Telecommunications
•    Venture Capital

Examples of placements include:
•    Head of Strategy for insurtech unicorn
•    Head of Strategy for fintech player in the asset management industry
•    Digital Business Builder for a giant conglomerate
•    Director Digital Transformation for a giant conglomerate
•    Director Corporate Development for media & sports unicorn
•    Senior Manager Inhouse Consulting for an agriculture giant
•    Director Business Development for insurance MNC
•    Head of Strategy Asia for a world leader in hospitality
•    Head of Strategy Asia for a world-leading industrial goods company
•    Director Global Strategy for a leading logistics company
•    Manager Asia Strategy for a world leader in hospitality
•    Manager Greater China Strategy for a world leader in hospitality
•    Manager Strategy South East Asia for a world leader in telecommunications
•    AVP Strategy for a top-tier Investment Bank
•    Associate for a top-tier Private Equity fund of funds
•    M&A Associate for a leading Media company
•    Manager Corporate Finance for a world leading health care company
•    Manager for a top-tier Consulting firm
•    Analyst for a top-tier Private Equity fund of funds