Lau Kok Yin – Managing Partner
Kok Yin is the founder and Managing Partner of Kyle & Associates since year 2000. In between running his own executive search company, he was also the Managing Director of BTI Consultants Singapore from 2012 to 2013. He led an experienced team placing senior C-Level executives in the APAC region and was also the Singapore Lead for Kelly OCG’s HR Consulting Practice.
He has had more than 20 years’ experience in the executive recruitment and consulting industry. He has extensive experience in carrying successful searches in Singapore, Malaysia, China and Philippines and Thailand. His recruitment assignments cover positions from top management and professionals in the Consumer, Technology, Industrial, Financial and Consumer Manufacturing sectors.
His consulting career started at a British consulting company, PA Consulting where he spent eight years and was their Managing Consultant in Singapore. Before venturing into consulting, he also worked for Citicorp, Reuters and Commerce Clearing House in Sales and Marketing functions.
Besides executive search and HR Consulting, he conducts private workshops and public seminars on coaching senior executives on their interviewing and communication skills. Many C-Level executives have benefited from these interactions to further their career both within and outside of their organisations.
He received his Business Administration Degree from the University of Hawaii, majoring in Applied Management. He is also a Certified Neural Linguistic Programming Practitioner.
Mark Lam – Partner
Mark has had more than 30 years of service in the Singapore Government, foreign and local MNC’s, including nearly 15 years in executive search of which 10 years were as an equity partner in Russell Reynolds Associates (RRA).
After 10 years with the Singapore EDB (4 years as Centre Director, New York), Mark first joined RRA and then his major client Pepsi Cola Asia Pacific as APAC HR Director. He then initiated and headed up various Industrial Park projects in China (Fujian) and Vietnam, and led the marketing for Sembcorp / ST Technology IP projects in Wuxi and the Riau Islands, before returning to RRA as a full global partner.
Besides C-suite assignments in FMCG and Industrial sectors during most of the 2000’s, Mark has focused primarily on consumer/corporate banking services in Asia Pacific in the last 5 years.
Mark received his 1st class Honours in Statistics and Operational Research in 1978 from The University of Manchester institute of Science and Technology, United Kingdom.
Joy Lim – Partner
Joy has more than 20 years of work experience in the financial services and legal sectors, inclusive of 8 years in executive search since 2006. She is globally trained and has worked in London, New York, Hong Kong, China (PRC) and Singapore. Joy has been in leadership and business development positions in the legal profession, wealth management, wealth protection and human capital sectors.
Joy started her executive search career with Russell Reynolds in 2006 in Shanghai, China. Upon her return to Singapore in 2008, she joined Huntington Search Partners before joining KYLE Associates in 2014. She covers financial services, legal, regulatory & compliance and human resource sectors as well as senior management and C-suite mandates across sectors.
Joy started her career in London practising as a barrister-at-law and crown prosecutor. Returning to Singapore in the 1990s, Joy worked for US investment banks, first with JPMorgan as an in-house assistant general counsel and then with the Private Wealth Management division of Morgan Stanley in a branch office business management role, assisting in the management of a sales team and its daily investment activities. Joy subsequently worked as a private client advisor with Citigroup Smith Barney and UBS AG Wealth Management before joining the executive search industry.
Joy received her postgraduate degree in Law from the London School of Economics (LLM), and her graduate Honours degree from the University of Kent, BA Law. Professionally, she is a member of the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn, London, and Series 7 & 8 NASD qualified, New York. Joy also holds a STEP Certificate for Financial Services (Trusts & Estate Planning), Singapore.
Anthony Tong – Partner
Anthony has a 30 year career in Consulting, Coaching, Business Development and Business Management. His career in consulting began in 1986 in the US where he worked in the area of Organisational Development and Gain-sharing. He then went on to work for PRIME Computers Inc in business development and was later the Regional Manager for the Australian Tradewind Group, managing the Singapore office and providing dealing room solutions to the Banking industry in ASEAN.
In 1995, he founded MaxVision, an IT hardware and services company where he served as the Managing Director for 12 years, building up an Asian-wide distribution network. Before joining KYLE & Associates in 2008, Anthony was with Kelly Services as a Managing Consultant.
Anthony has international work experience, spanning the US, China and Singapore and has had active business experience throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Anthony focuses on senior functional roles in Banking & Financial Services, Information Technology & Telecommunications, Oil & Energy and Industrial sectors.
Anthony received his Honours Business Degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Houston.