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Meet the Team

Chris Aukland

Chris Aukland

Group Managing Director

About MeChris is the Group Managing Director for Ambition, an international recruitment firm with offices in Singapore, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, London, Sydney and Melbourne. He has amassed over 18 years’ in the recruitment industry and is hugely passionate about helping organisations to grow their businesses by securing the r...

Lester Qin

Lester Qin

Managing Director

My BackgroundI began my recruitment career in 2007 originally starting as a researcher in an executive search firm covering Financial Services, Retail, and Finance roles in Shanghai.After three years with my first employer, I moved to an international recruitment firm and since then I have focused on recruiting for...

Daniel Ong

Daniel Ong

Associate Director, Technology

My BackgroundHaving taken up a career in recruitment right after graduation, I was initially attracted to the opportunity to learn valuable relationship-building skills through my dealings with all sorts of people - from fellow colleagues and bosses to clients and candidates. Being rewarded for hard work put in makes it e...

Joanna Tan

Joanna Tan

Associate Director, Contracting

My BackgroundI started my career as a recruiter after graduating from SIM UOL with a Bachelor of Business. Since then I have garnered over 9 years of recruitment experience, partnering with a wide variety of clients, across all the Banking and Financial Services industry, and helped countless temporary, contract, and perm...

Natassha Jham

Natassha Jham

Associate Director, Supply Chain, Engineering, Sales & Marketing – SEA

My BackgroundI have worked as a Recruiter specialising in Supply Chain and Procurement in Singapore and South East Asia, and have successfully placed mid to senior level management in leading organisations. My experience has given me a great deal of insight into the industry and a strong network of clients ...

Sohail Kukar

Sohail Kukar

Divisional Manager, Banking & Financial Services

My BackgroundBorn and raised in Delhi, India where I went to school, I came to Singapore in 2014 and have since graduated from the Singapore Institute of Management with a BSc Economics (Hons). I was attracted to recruitment due to the fast pace and constantly changing environment I would find myself placed in.​...

Alvis Ho

Alvis Ho

Business Manager, Contracting

My BackgroundSince graduating with a Bachelor's degree of Science in Business in 2012, I started my career as a recruiter and have never looked back since. With 4 years of recruiting experience under my belt under the Finance and Accounting desk for a well-known recruitment firm, I decided to make the move to Ambition to furth...

Co Co

Co Co

Business Manager, Contracting

My BackgroundCo Co is a fully trilingual (Japanese/English/Chinese), accomplished, and results-driven sales professional with over 15 years' experience in recruitment. <...

Cheryl Poh

Cheryl Poh

Managing Consultant, Banking & Financial Services

My BackgroundI started my banking career as a Personal Banker with CIMB Bank and progressed to a Team Lead. During this period, I developed an interest in Insurance and focus mainly on this segment. After 3.5 years, I decided to make a career switch to recruitment, focusing on insurance. With my extensive network a...

Melody Leow

Melody Leow

Managing Consultant, Banking & Financial Services

​My BackgroundAs a graduate with a degree in cross-cultural studies, I enjoy interacting with people from diverse backgrounds. Although my foray into recruitment was incidental, it is the best decision I have made. After a few years as a researcher for a tech recruitment firm, I decid...

Selicia Low

Selicia Low

Managing Consultant, Banking & Financial Services

​My BackgroundI graduated from Nanyang Technological University with Bachelor (Honours) in Statistics. I was drawn to recruitment 4 years ago and I have been helping clients within the Banking and Financial Services industry to find the right talent.​Roles I Recruit For

Timmy Tian

Timmy Tian

Managing Consultant, Technology

​​​My BackgroundI'm a driven technology recruiter who is actively recruiting within the Singapore market. I previously worked as a product manager in the internet industry but once I discovered my passion for career counselling, I transitioned my skills into the world of recruitment. ​Roles I Recruit For<...

Andrei Lucaciu

Andrei Lucaciu

Principal Consultant, Technology

​My BackgroundWith extensive agency recruitment experience across several industry verticals, I relocated to Southeast Asia at the beginning of 2013 and worked for a few years in emerging countries such as Vietnam and Thailand. Due to continuous growth, I moved to Singapore in 2016 and I consider it home now. I'm a recr...

Joey Chen

Joey Chen

Principal Consultant, Finance & Accounting

​​​​My BackgroundI graduated with a Bachelor's in Economics and Finance in 2017 and embarked on my journey as recruiter several years ago. Prioritising the needs of both clients and candidates, I'm the go-to and preferred choice of working partners. ​Roles I Recruit ForI specialise in recruiting f...

Kady Wu

Kady Wu

Principal Consultant, Finance & Accounting

​​My BackgroundI graduated with a Bachelor of BBA Accountancy and started my career as an auditor at one of the Big 4 accounting firms in Hong Kong. At the same time, I was internally seconded to the Corporate Tax and Learning & Development team. As I've always enjoyed interacting with people from all walks of life,...

Claire Chu

Claire Chu

Consultant, Contracting

​My BackgroundI graduated from the University of London with a Bachelor of Banking and Finance. Since then, I have started my career as a recruitment consultant, and...

Joseph Cho

Joseph Cho

Consultant, Supply Chain & Procurement, Engineering

​​​​​My BackgroundAfter acquiring my associate degree in Hotel Tourism and Service from Dong-Eui Institute of Technology in Korea, I spent 7 years in Singapore honing my customer service skills within the hospitality sector. Subsequently, I gained 2 years of recruitment experience, focusing on the automotive industry and the K...

Joseph Koh

Joseph Koh

Consultant, Contracting

​My BackgroundWith 5 years of strong 360 recruitment experience, I specialise in recruiting temp, contractual, and permanent roles within the banking and financial services sector. I have assisted numerous clients with hiring needs, and candidates in their job search. ​Roles I Recruit ForI cover t...

Patricia Liu

Patricia Liu

Consultant, Technology

​My BackgroundI graduated from Colorado State University with a bachelor’s degree in Industrial-Organization Psychology. I started my first job out of college as a healthcare recruiter in the US before relocating to Singapore. I enjoy connecting with people, expanding my network, and keeping up with the market. I appr...

Shayne Adeline

Shayne Adeline

Consultant, Banking & Financial Services

​​My BackgroundI graduated from Singapore Management University (SMU) with a Bachelor's in Business Management, majoring in marketing. I stepped into the world of recruitment by chance, and I am determined to bring success to myself, my clients, and my candidates. I joined Ambition because I am drawn to its mission of building...

Sindhu Udayakumar

Sindhu Udayakumar

Consultant, Banking & Financial Services

​​My BackgroundI graduated from Murdoch University with a double major in Accountancy and Business Management. Upon graduation, I landed my first job as a tax accountant. I soon realised I thoroughly enjoy networking and the people part of the business. Thus, after attaining my CPA Australia accreditation, I decided to switch ...

Steven Tan

Steven Tan

Consultant, Contracting

​​​My BackgroundI started my career in Singapore as a recruitment consultant after graduating from Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) with a Bachelor's degree in International Business Management. Over the past 6 years, I have gained experience in general recruitment, specialised recruitment, and executive search across various i...

Xiaochen Dong

Xiaochen Dong

Consultant, Banking & Financial Services

​My BackgroundI graduated with a master’s degree in urban and regional planning from Peking University, and started my career as an urban planner. Soon after, I realised I enjoy building long term relationships with people and decided to switch my career to the recruitment industry.​Roles I Recruit For

Rachael Kow

Rachael Kow

Associate Consultant, Banking & Financial Services

​My BackgroundI possess a wealth of knowledge and a decade of experience in Human Resources. In the last few years, I have been focusing on in-house recruitment. As an achiever, I'm always seeking new challenges and opportunities to grow my career. At Ambition, I aim to specialise in my area of passion using my im...

Ruby Liu

Ruby Liu

Associate Consultant, Supply Chain

​​My BackgroundI graduated with a Master's degree from NTU in 2023. During my academic journey, I took on several internships in diverse HR functions, which enabled me to discover my genuine passion for recruitment. Among these internships, I had the opportunity to work at a well-established multinational com...

Ashley Lau

Ashley Lau

Associate Consultant, Talent & Research, Technology

​​​My BackgroundI graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business, specialising in human resources consulting. Passionate about forging connections between talented individuals and organisations in the ever-evolving tech landscape, I decided to pur...

Elena Chen

Elena Chen

Associate Consultant, Talent & Research, Technology

​​​​​My BackgroundI'm originally from China, but later received the Founder's Scholarship and NTU Research Scholarship to pursue my bachelor's and master's degrees respectively; first in the U.S. and then in Singapore. With an affinity for languages and global cultures, I started my career in IT recruitment at Ambition. I enjo...

Julianna Zhou

Julianna Zhou

Associate Consultant, Talent & Research, Technology

​​​My BackgroundAfter I obtained my Master's degree from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), I went on to work as a data analyst for Apple South Asia f...

Lydia Chen

Lydia Chen

Associate Consultant, Talent & Research, Technology

​My BackgroundI graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Master's degree in Venture Creation. Having a thirst for challenges and a desire to keep busy, I have moved from France to Algeria and then to Singapore to study and work. With experience in sales, customer support, and business development, I decided t...

Mohit Surana

Mohit Surana

Associate Consultant, Talent & Research, Supply Chain

​​My BackgroundI started my career as a cancer researcher but later had the opportunity to move into business development. It was then I discovered how much I enjoy meeting and interacting with others on a regular basis. Once I set out looking for a career change, recruitment was a cl...

Syafiqah Nasir

Syafiqah Nasir

Associate Consultant, Talent & Research, Technology

​My BackgroundI graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Business Administration. With an academic background in Marketing and HR, I've joined Ambition Singapore to grow my career as a recruitment specialist.​Roles I Recruit ForI cover technical and commercial roles w...

Xuan Xuan Lim

Xuan Xuan Lim

Associate Consultant, Talent & Research, Technology

​​​My BackgroundI'm a graduate from Nanyang Technological University, holding a Bachelor's degree in Business with a specialisation in human resources consulting. My purpose in entering the dynamic field of recruitment is driven by a genuine desire to connect with talented individuals and empower them to embark on fulfilling c...

Sam Lim

Sam Lim

Talent Acquisition Consultant, Asia

​​​​​​My BackgroundI graduated from Taylor's University with a degree in International Business and Marketing. My professional journey began at a reputable cloud-based enterprise software company, where I served as a Business Development Consultant for over a year. Eager for new challenges, I transitioned into recruitment, ini...