Andrews Partnership announces further growth of its Southeast Asia operations with a strategic appointment of Stefan Vatikiotis, Consultant.

Singapore, 15 November 2021 — With Corporate Affairs playing an ever-more important role in driving commercial success, the leading specialist Corporate Affairs and Investor Relations executive search firm Andrews Partnership has expanded its commitment to Southeast Asia with the appointment of Stefan Vatikiotis, Consultant to its Singapore office. Stefan joins Simon Hayes, Regional Director of Southeast Asia appointment in 2020.

Joining from Korn Ferry, the global executive search firm, Stefan has a background and keen interest in corporate affairs, “I’m delighted to be part of specialist executive search firm, with a real strength in this space”.  He holds a BA from Goldsmiths, University of London and a Master of International & Public Affairs from The University of Hong Kong, Stefans joins with a depth of knowledge and passion for this specialism with previous inhouse appointments including with Control Risk where he provided clients with geopolitical analysis to inform key commercial decisions and Kroll where he handled regional investigations and due diligence work.

Andrews Partnership latest research study, The New Career Playbook for Corporate Affairs, shows professionals are increasingly recognised for the value they add, both to immediate financial results, and to their business’ long-term sustainability and license to operate from a regulatory, political and social perspective. Consistent client demand for senior-level Corporate Affairs appointments, including Corporate Communications, Government Relations, Investor Relations and Sustainability leaders, has seen Andrews Partnership growth exceed 50%+ within the last 18mths, and expand its commitment to the region. With offices in Hong Kong and Singapore, Andrews Partnership places senior candidates across Asia.

“The growth of our Singapore office is supporting client demand, not just in Singapore, but more broadly in Southeast Asia,” said Andrews Partnership APAC Managing Director Katrina Andrews. “As the region’s businesses grow, and as the Corporate Affairs profession increases its influence and ability to drive that growth, we expect demand for CA leaders to continue to grow in parallel.”

Andrews Partnership are the reputation experts, with offices in Hong Kong and Singapore working across Asia, as the leading specialist corporate affairs, communications and investor relations executive search firm. We excel at understanding each organisation's unique challenges and appointing the right talent, who make meaningful business impact.