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Richard Howe joins KS International as Partner in Singapore

By Carolyn Whelan, Marketing Manager

Singapore – December 6, 2016 – KS International today announced that they have appointed Richard Howe as Partner in Singapore, effective immediately. Richard will manage their existing portfolio of Technology clients.

“Following a successful twelve-year career in Engineering Design and Project Management based in the UK, Canada, Japan, Italy and Singapore, Richard’s key role was that of Chief Engineer for a UK Energy Technology SME. This experience has made him intimately aware of the strengths and frailties of many engineering teams. He’s now applying that awareness to help clients build brilliant technical teams, predominantly supporting financial institutions.

Combining diligent communication, ever deepening technical knowledge, strong commercial acumen and personal approachability, he understands clients’ needs and strives to provide high calibre candidates. In line with KS International’s well respected professionalism, Richard offers a highly personal level of service. He is motivated by challenges, positive results and client and candidate satisfaction.

Richard is currently recruiting for the following roles; Data Engineer, Threat Management and Cyber threat, Intelligence Analyst, Network Detection and response specialist, Information security engineer, Junior c# developer and IT support analyst.

 A Senior Java Developer of a leading US Investment Bank says of Richard:

 “In my half-a-decade stay in Singapore, I haven’t met a recruiter like Richard. The thing that struck me was his friendly approach and the time he spends with you to understand your requirements and queries. He was prompt and precise in his answers and I never had to repeat or follow-up. Anyone interacting with him would agree that he is naturally gifted in public relations and office. And if you are an automobile enthusiast, then Richard can give you insights on V8 engines (surprisingly not so in cricket for Yorkshire born). In this fast paced and highly competitive industry, to meet someone like Richard is a rarity and a welcome sign.”

KS was formed in 2007 in Singapore where the Partners had a goal to build a recruitment firm based on values of integrity, loyalty and confidentiality. This was achieved and Singapore quickly grew to become a great business that supported our clients across APAC, working with businesses across all industries from start-ups, local conglomerates, MNC’s, international banks and financial services firms, sourcing candidates from all over the world, specialising in Executive recruitment.

With the success of APAC, we set our sights on the Middle East and opened an office in Dubai in January 2015 which extends our reach and offers additional global support to our clients.

Our team is made up of experienced Partners and between us we have over sixty years of industry experience from Europe, Asia, India and the UAE meaning we are extremely well networked. We operate as a retained search firm in terms of the service we offer to our candidates and clients which is high touch and personal.

KS Search (UAE) and KS Consulting (APAC) are part of the KS International Group. The Partners are ambitious and have plans to expand into Europe and the US in the near future.

Successful placements have included; CFO, COO, Finance at all levels, Fund Management, Technology, Compliance, Risk, Audit, Business Administration, Project Management, Private Equity and Business Operations.

Note to editors: If you are looking for quality technical candidates for challenging roles – more specifically in cyber security and threat analysis, for either permanent or contract hires, please contact Richard at

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