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Executive search

Our take on Executive search

Robert Walters Malaysia’s executive search division solely focuses on the recruitment of executive level positions. We are the advisor of choice among top global and local companies, mainly in the Financial Services, Telecommunications, Technology, Manufacturing, and Services industry, seeking guidance and counsel on senior leadership needs. Our goal is to exceed client expectations through our dedication to quality and delivery.

The types of C-level and Executive roles we recruit for include:

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Operations Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Technology Officer / Chief Innovations Officer
  • Managing Director / Director
  • General Manager
  • Regional Project Construction Leader
  • Head of Procurement

Delivering outstanding executive recruitment services

At Robert Walters, we favour a consultative, highly selective approach to executive search. We take the time to gain a genuine understanding of each client’s business and reject prescribed solutions in favour of those that are tailored to match specific requirements.

Our specialist and experienced consultants provide industry leading search services by leveraging our global reach to source the best possible candidates for our clients. We have been managing the careers of top executives across Asia and the world over the last twenty years. As a result we offer unrivalled insight into the individuals who have proven themselves to be the business leaders of the future.

Robert Walters is different. We understand that the biggest frustration at the executive search level is speed of hire. Our advantage over traditional search firms is that we can respond quickly with outstanding levels of service and competitive packages. We favour long-term relationships and work in partnership with our clients.

Contact our Executive search team in Malaysia



Sammie Sam, Director - Financial Services & Telecommunications

Sammie Sam offers a wealth of expertise from her extensive background in executive search, market intelligence and consultancy. She also has broad industry expertise, particularly in Financial Services & Technology.

Sammie recruits high-calibre C-level executives, board members and directors who add value and bring about transformation. Her extensive network is built on long-term strategic partnerships. 

Track record of placements: CEO, COO, CFO, CIO, CMO, Chief Digital Officer, Transformation Director, Change Director, General Manager, Marketing Director, Head of Operations.  


Sammie Sam, Director - Financial Services & Telecommunications
E: Sammie.Sam@robertwalters.com.my
T: +603 2303 7019



Lim Chee Ming, Associate Director - Supply Chain, Procurement & Engineering

Lim Chee Ming joined Robert Walters in 2012 and was influential in setting up and heading the Engineering & Manufacturing and Supply Chain, Logistics & Procurement desk. He specialises in running executive search in these fields. 

With successful placements of senior positions across various industries, Chee Ming has established himself as an expert in thought leadership.

Track record of placements: Chief Supply Chain Officer, Chief Sustainability Officer, Operation Director, GM Logistics & Supply Chain, Engineering Manager APAC


Lim Chee Ming, Associate Director - Supply Chain, Procurement & Engineering
E: cheeming.Lim@robertwalters.com.my
T: +603 2303 7047


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Executive search case studies




International Insurance Company

In this age of digitalisation, the CEO of this international insurance company recognised that he needed a Chief Marketing Officer to create a strong narrative for their brand. Find out how Robert Walters executive search helped them find the right person.


Multinational Bank

This multinational bank was looking for a CEO with new ideas, a growth mindset and the passion to keep innovating. Read how Robert Walters executive search helped them find the right person to lead their business.


International Mining Company

This international mining company needed a CFO with strong familiarity with local laws and regulations to ensure that moving their headquarters would be successful. Read how Robert Walters helped them find the right person to lead their finance department.






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