Leading Irish Recruiter Morgan McKinley expands global network

Aldagh McDonogh 02.06.2011

Ireland’s largest professional recruiter, Morgan McKinley has opened its first mainland China office in Shanghai in a move to expand its global operations this year.The first Irish recruiter to establish a presence in mainland China, Morgan McKinley’s Shanghai office joins the company’s existing network of offices in Australia, Dubai, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Singapore, Tokyo and UK.

In Shanghai, Morgan McKinley will build on the success of its other Asia offices where it is the largest recruiter of financial services professionals in Singapore and Hong Kong (the major financial services market in Asia and the third largest in the world). Morgan McKinley also has market-leading operations in Tokyo and Sydney.

Since opening with a staff of 15 consultants, Morgan McKinley Shanghai has won contracts with 30 businesses in China across multiple sectors including financial services; information services, manufacturing; FMCG; real estate; mining and life sciences and has already achieved preferred recruitment supplier status with 13 companies.

In opening this new office, Morgan McKinley brings an innovative new approach to recruitment. Consultants use a blend of executive search, an extensive global database and screening capabilities to meet the specific needs of Chinese businesses as well as professional job seekers.

Morgan McKinley Shanghai will focus on financial services and accountancy & finance – recruitment markets where Morgan McKinley is currently a leader in Ireland and the UK as well as Asia-Pacific.

Pat Fitzgerald, CEO, Premier Group commented:
“I’m pleased and very proud to announce the launch of our Shanghai office which we believe will play a significant role in driving further growth for our Asia-Pacific business. We have focused over the last three years on consolidating our operations across multiple geographies and positioning the Morgan McKinley brand as the market leader in professional recruitment both here in Ireland and globally. It’s a testament to the success of our expert consultants that we are able to open this new office to expand our service offering for clients and candidates.

“Since our three leading Irish recruitment brands, Premier, Verkom and Brunel, became Morgan McKinley in October 2010, our Irish business has gained real traction in the market despite facing a very challenging economic climate. The Morgan McKinley name has become synonymous with professional recruitment in Ireland as it is in the UK, Middle East and Asia Pacific. We now look forward to growing our presence in China and focusing on our global growth ambitions.”

Morgan McKinley Shanghai is led by Managing Director, Vivian Ng who has ten years’ experience in finance; financial services; legal and IT recruitment across, Shanghai, Singapore and Japan.


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About Morgan McKinley:
Morgan McKinley is an Irish owned global professional recruitment consultancy connecting specialist talent with leading employers across multiple industries and disciplines.

With offices across Ireland, the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific, its professional recruitment expertise spans the Accounting and Finance, Financial Services, Technical and IT sectors. Morgan McKinley is a preferred supplier to many of the major employers in its specialist sectors and thousands of smaller local firms.

Morgan McKinley recently ranked 7th in the Irish Independent’s listing of Best SME Workplaces (less than 250 employees) in Ireland. We are also proud to be ranked in Deloitte’s Top 20 Best Managed Companies in Ireland for 2011.

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