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Shanghai & Beijing

Linda Khoo, Managing Director



Managing Director

Armed with a Bachelor of Arts degree, little knowledge of the world of advertising and lots of enthusiasm, Linda wrote to all the agencies in Singapore asking for a break...and that started her twenty year journey into the manic world of advertising and communications. She has spent the last fifteen years in China and led major accounts and offices in McCann, D'Arcy and Y&R, in Beijing and Shanghai. Linda also been fortunate to have worked with many talented people around the world, but one key issue that continues to plague the industry has been Talent and even with 1.3 billion people, China is talent starved. She currently helps Talent and Agency networks find a strategic fit.

Singapore - Asia Pacific

Charlie Thomas



CEO Asia Pacific

Over a decade working in advertising in London with Rainey Kelly and then BBH, Charlie joined what was to become The Talent Business in 2005, moving to Singapore in 2007 to establish our business in Asia Pacific. Much has changed in Asia Pac during this period, however the constant has been the dynamism of the region. Working on searches across markets as diverse as Singapore, China, India and South East Asia, The Talent Business has established itself as the key partner to agencies, brand owners and consultancy’s in securing and retaining leaders capable of driving business transformation and growth at a regional and local level.
Ali Loveday-Herzinger



Head of Creative Asia Pacific

Ali brings deep experience in production and operations working in agency groups in the UK, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore. She has partnered some of the most awarded creative leaders and some of the world’s most iconic brands, bringing to life some of the most famous campaigns in Asia-Pac and beyond. Prior to joining The Talent Business, Ali built her career within Ogilvy’s global network. More recently, she was a member of Forsman & Bodenfors’ Asia-Pac leadership team. As regional Head of Creative at The Talent Business, Ali gets to leverage her deep experience in creative leadership and pursue her passion for talent and culture.
Melissa Chong



Executive Team Assistant

With a creative expressive side, as well as an analytical and investigative nature, Melissa enjoys building on ideas and strategies to help businesses improve in productivity and efficiency. She has worked alongside senior management across various industries from Retail to Financial Consulting, Advertising, Oil & Gas and Executive Search, and held client facing positions in both business development and operations. Armed with a Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication from University of Technology Sydney, it is no surprise that she has always had an intrinsic interest in the arts, commerce and human potential. Outside of work, Melissa is a self-proclaimed foodie and music lover who is constantly on the hunt for good food and great tunes.
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