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Argyll Scott announces appointment of MD of Argyll Scott Thailand

Chris Russell has been given the mandate to open a new office for Argyll Scott in Bangkok in line with the company’s ambitious growth plans.

Russell is temporarily based in Argyll Scott’s Singapore office while he sets up Argyll Scott’s first office in Thailand which is scheduled to open in Bangkok in the Autumn.  His remit is to manage and develop business across the country with an initial focus on finance & accounting and sales & marketing within commerce & industry.

With salaries having increased significantly in the last few years and unemployment at relatively low levels, Thailand is currently experiencing a candidate led recruitment market.  Argyll Scott believes that the Thai market has huge potential and that by establishing a country office in Thailand, it will be better positioned to deliver relevant and insightful services to client and candidates in the region.

Russell is a significant hire for Argyll Scott as he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience of recruiting middle to senior management professionals for MNCs and local businesses in London, Sydney, Singapore and Bangkok.  Russell comments, “I am delighted to have joined the team at Argyll Scott.  It is an impressive recruitment consultancy with a clear vision and a refreshing culture.  I am proud to be a member of its strong leadership team and I look forward to driving the expansion of its business in Thailand.”

Shane Sibraa, managing director of Argyll Scott Asia Pacific comments, “It is my great pleasure to welcome Chris to Argyll Scott.  His experience, knowledge and leadership skills are impressive and I have no doubt we will see him delivering results and making a hugely positive impact on the business in the short and long term future.  Argyll Scott is going from strength to strength and the fact that we can attract and hire experienced recruiters of Chris’ calibre speaks volumes.  Thailand is an important part of our future APAC growth plans.  We have been considering opening an office in the country for some time and we are delighted that Chris is going to execute this plan for us.  This is an exciting time for the business and we are looking forward to even greater success in the future."

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