About ESGI

globeABOUT ESGI... ESGI is an international leadership advisory consultancy. Founded in 1998 in Hong Kong, the firm has grown to include offices in New York and London. The firm is primarily retained by multinational clients on a confidential basis to advise and assist senior management in the identification of senior executives, corporate directors, and other management professionals for key markets around the world.
ESGI has been recognized as one of Asia's top specialist human capital consultancies by Asia Money.


ESGI was founded with the goal of providing highly personalized professional service to our clients; we believe this approach to partnering with our clients is one of our greatest strengths. ESGI is structured to serve an exclusive group of clients with whom we become key partners, conducting a select number of their senior level assignments in various geographies. It is our objective to know each of our client's organization thoroughly: its management team, mission, strategy and corporate culture.

ESGI is unique among retained leadership advisory and human capital consultancies in that we do not have geographical limitations and therefore we are not restricted from personally conducting assignments wherever we are required to do so. This is particularly important today as certain talent pools are more global than geographic in nature. As a result, we are able to deliver significant value to our client partnerships not only because of our extensive experience but also because of our commitment to dedicate a professional from our team to manage all aspects of the search process, regardless of the markets in which we are working.  This is a distinctive difference from other international firms which are required to hand off assignments to their firms other offices.

ESGI was ranked in the top 10 overall (Best Headhunting Firms and Best Headhunting Executives) by the region's most senior bankers, fund managers and managers of financial talent as part of the Asia Money  Headhunters Poll. ESGI received a higher overall rating than some of the other leading global retained firms and also received special recognition in several categories.

In addition to the Asia Money ranking, ESGI was nominated for 'Recruitment Firm of the Year' by China Staff; a Wolters Kluwer business as part of their Human Resources Awards.


Securing talent across industries and assignments ranging from financial services, real estate, technology, FMCG, media and entertainment as well as pharmaceutical, healthcare and more. ESGI has the following key practice areas:

Financial Services – banking, asset management, insurance and wealth management

  • Technology
  • Real Estate
  • Hospitality and Integrated Resorts
  • Media and Entertainment
  • FMCG
  • Pharmaceutical and Healthcare

Financial services clients include bank and non-bank financial institutions, encompassing a broad array of disciplines: corporate and investment banking, sales & trading, portfolio management, legal & compliance, and retail banking.

Non-bank financial services includes assignments for asset management and insurance companies. Technology assignments have been conducted on behalf of leading IT companies for a variety of positions, including: management, marketing, channel and direct sales, and human resources.

For more information on our executive search assignments, please click here.

Recent Articles...

We invite you to read the following two articles written by Christine Houston.

Is Your Head Buried in Sand?
The competition for talent and the effect it has had on employers has changed dramatically over the years. Failing to adjust is having a detrimental effect on western MNCs...
Click here to read the article.

What to do When a Recruiter Calls
You’re at work and your phone rings, when you pick it up the caller says “Hi my name is John Smith, I’m calling from ABC Executive Search and I’d like to talk with you about a position I am working on for one of our clients.
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