Irene co-leads the firm’s Technology and Telecom Sector and is a key member of the Digital Transformation Practice in the Southeast Asia region. Based in Singapore, she focuses on C-suite search and succession assignments for both global and Asian multinationals organizations. Irene has a successful track record of recruiting transformative and high profile technology and professional services leaders across various sectors to help businesses grow and transform.
Irene has over 20 years of experience in the technology and professional search industry. She started her career with Accenture U.K. as a communications and hi-tech consultant. She then moved to Singapore in early 2000 where she joined Nokia in Asia Pacific as a 3G evangelist and business consultant. Irene spent over a decade in Nokia and held a variety of account management, business development and corporate strategy roles. She specialized in mobile communications, IT and billing platforms, customer experience management and mobile/IT convergence.
Irene left Nokia and was actively engaged in developing and growing a number of technology software development startups for Big Data and Internet of Things in Asia. She advised clients and managed funding strategies and business development initiatives.
Irene received her Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in Marketing and Finance from the University of Strathclyde in the UK. She is fluent in Bahasa, Cantonese and basic Mandarin.