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Fircroft appoints recruitment pioneer as it seeks Asia Pacific expansion

Fircroft appoints recruitment pioneer as it seeks Asia Pacific expansion

Fircroft has appointed Singaporean recruitment pioneer Dhirendra Shantilal to head up its Asia Pacific division as it seeks to expand and grow in the region.

The technical and engineering recruitment specialist, which has its global headquarters in the UK, has appointed Dhirendra to the pivotal role of board director and Head of the Asia Pacific region, as Fircroft seeks to maintain the growth which has seen its annual turnover exceed USD 1 Billion.

With more than 33 years’ experience in recruitment, Dhirendra was one of the founding partners of Business Trends in Singapore, a recruitment firm which was sold to Kelly Services in year 2000.

Following its sale, Dhirendra transformed the company and grew the business spanning 85 offices across the Asia Pacific region.

Johnathan Johnson, CEO at Fircroft, said:  “Dhirendra’s appointment comes at a landmark moment for Fircroft.  We have expanded rapidly over the last six years, turnover has more than tripled and we now operate in over 45 counties.

“Expansion in the Asia Pacific region is a key strategic priority for us now and we promise to bring Fircroft’s exceptional customer commitment to more businesses in Australia, China, India, Singapore, and the wider region.

“Unparalleled industry expertise is one of the key strengths of Fircroft and I can’t think of anyone with as much knowledge and experience of specialist recruitment in the Asia Pacific region as Dhirendra.”

Dhirendra Shantilal has managed operations across 12 countries and territories in Asia-Pacific – Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand, and is often quoted by the media as an opinion and thought leader in recruitment and talent management space.


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