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Spencer Ogden Touches Down in China

Spencer Ogden Touches Down in China

Spencer Ogdencuts the ribbon on its Hong Kong office today. The latest expansion from Spencer Ogden marks the company’s second venture in the Asian market this year.

Heading up Spencer Ogden’s Chinese HQ is ex-Hays China director Emma Charnock, who has been handed the brief to extend the recruiter’s reach into China's huge Energy Trading, Energy Finance, Power Generation, Oil and Gas, Renewables, Nuclear and Mining sectors.

Located on the 17th floor of the iconic Aon building, the office commands impressive views of the city and has the capacity to support 25 Spencer Ogden energy experts.

Charnock comments: “I’m looking forward to heading up Spencer Ogden’s ambitions in Hong Kong and extending our reach into other areas of China. The Chinese energy market is among the most vibrant in the world and I’m confident that our vast knowledge and experience within each sector of the energy market leaves us well positioned to make a positive contribution in the region.”

David Spencer-Percival, CEO, Spencer Ogden comments: "Hong Kong is an exciting set-up for us. It is a city that allows a foothold into China and its colossal energy industry, and China uses Hong Kong as its springboard to the West. China's breakneck economic growth means energy consumption and therefore generation is right at the top of the country’s political and industrial agenda."

"China represents a diverse range of interests for Spencer Ogden. Recruiters in the Hong Kong hub will be focussed on the Energy Finance and Commodities market in the local region and Power Generation, Nuclear and Renewables throughout the rest of China."

"In oil and gas alone, China last year became the world's number two oil importer while Petro China overtook Exxon as the world’s largest oil producer in 2011. In mining we will concentrate on China’s near monopoly in rare earth materials, its massive presence and investments in African mining operations, along with 30,000 of its own mines. With regards to nuclear, China has 26 nuclear power plants under construction. Then there’s renewable energy China is a global leader in solar and hydro-energy projects and recently announced it aims to generate 15 per cent of its power from renewable energy including wind, making up a US$1.5 trillion investment in energy in the next 10 years. All of these elements of China’s energy industry come together to make it an important region for us," explains Spencer-Percival.

The new office comes hot on the heels of the company’s & lsquo;super-hub’ office in Houston and its first Asian headquarters in Singapore. Spencer Ogden is in line to turn over &pound29 million in 2012 and is now the world’s leading full lifecycle energy recruitment company, with offices in London, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Houston and Singapore.

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