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Steve Manning

Regional Practice Leader Private Equity

Starting out in oil and gas exploration in the Middle East, Steve relocated to Asia to manage business development across a number of high technology sectors, particularly emerging mobile and telecom markets. Steve moved into the Electronics Manufacturing Services sector in the 1990s. His experience includes managing sales; rebranding; development of corporate and business strategy; building organizations; and driving growth globally. Steve’s experience in manufacturing, includes EMS, flexible circuits, precision plastic and mechanical parts manufacturing. He has worked across many industrial segments, including Consumer, Telecomuncations, Networking, Industrial, Medical Life-sciences, and Automotive.

Although primarily based in Singapore, Steve has spent a number of years on assignment in Japan and Shanghai. His experience as a senior executive in Asia includes COO, CMO, and EVP positions. Steve’s recruitment experience includes building organizations across Asia and globally. He has a deep understanding of the diversity of needs and cross-cultural workforce challenges inherent with Asia and Japan-based global clients.

Steve holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Imperial College, London, and a Master’s degree in Marketing from the University of Strathclyde Glasgow. He also holds a Certificate in International Management from INSEAD. Steve is also a board member of the National Arthritis Foundation and a committee member at the Singapore Institute of Directors.

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