Randstad – a global recruitment agency and HR solutions company – today announced the internal promotion of Lim Chai Leng and David Blasco from Senior Directors to General Managers.

Jaya Dass, Managing Director of Singapore and Malaysia at Randstad said, “It brings me great pride to announce the internal promotion of our two talented recruitment professionals as they take the next step in their careers as senior leaders in the organisation. People engagement and workforce development  have always been my top priorities and I’ve had the privilege of watching Blasco and Lim grow both professionally and personally to become the best versions of themselves. I have full faith and confidence in them that they will be able to take the company to greater heights and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for them and for Randstad.”

banking and financial services recruitment expert
banking and financial services recruitment expert

promotion of lim chai leng from senior director to general manager of banking & financial services; life sciences; and construction, property & engineering

Along with her promotion to General Manager, Lim marks her 10th year anniversary in 2022. Lim started her Randstad journey as a Senior Recruitment Consultant in the Banking and Financial Services team back in 2012 when there were only four other team members. Lim now leads more than 35 specialised recruiters across Singapore’s leading industrial industries - banking and financial services, life sciences as well as construction, property and engineering. She also helms the largest banking and financial services recruitment team in Singapore which specialises in retail and private wealth, commercial and corporate banking, investment banking, commodities, insurance, asset management and family offices as well as fintech. 

Expressing her thoughts on her promotion, Lim said, “I’m very appreciative of the autonomy that the company has given me to assemble my own teams of highly-specialised, motivated and talented people, as well as for the opportunities for me to grow professionally with them. Over the years, I have learned a lot from our clients, talent and from my own team, which have helped me expand on my knowledge and insights and guided me to become a more empathetic, strategic and solutions-oriented leader. I look forward to partnering with my colleagues to firmly secure our position as the leading recruitment agency in Singapore and take it to greater heights.” 

In her new role, Lim will expand her duties to include the learning and development function for the company’s recruitment consultants and middle management leadership, encompassing onboarding and induction, coaching as well as workforce development and mentoring of young employees. In addition, Lim will manage the contract administration team to improve the company’s solutions and processes across temporary, contracting and interim management services to deliver a better client and talent experience and bolster Randstad’s services in the space.

accounting and finance recruitment specialists
accounting and finance recruitment specialists

promotion of david blasco from senior director to general manager of accounting & finance; sales, marketing & communication; and corporate & secretarial support

Blasco first joined Randstad Singapore in 2017 as an Associate Director for the Accounting and Finance team. Through his tested and steadfast business and talent growth strategies, he has doubled the size of the team and now oversees four disciplines - Accounting and Finance, Sales, Marketing and Communications, Human Resources as well as Corporate and Secretarial Support.

Commenting on the announcement, Blasco said, “I’m very honoured to have the opportunity to continue growing with the global leader of the HR services industry. During my time at Randstad, I have built teams from the ground up and deepened our capabilities to grow our market share and get to where we are today. I look forward to collaborating with the teams to deliver exceptional experiences to our clients in Singapore and be at the forefront of innovation, development and growth in the recruitment industry.”

To further enhance the client’s engagement experience, Blasco will take on the management of marketing operations to further strengthen the firm’s client and talent engagement marketing solutions. Blasco will also be responsible for driving a more cohesive sales strategy and bolster the company’s sales and industry capabilities in partnership with the Client Solutions team for key client accounts and business development.

Randstad Singapore provides specialist permanent and contracting talent recruitment services in various industries and functions. This includes recruitment expertise in accounting and finance, construction, property, information technology, manufacturing and supply chain, financial services, human resources, sales and marketing as well as corporate support services.

about randstad

Randstad is the world's largest HR services company. We support people and organisations in realising their true potential by combining the power of today’s technology with our passion for people. We call it Human Forward.

In 2021, we helped more than two million people find a job that is right for them, advised 235,000 clients on their HR needs, from talent acquisition to total workforce management, and delivered training to over 450,000 people. Randstad had on average 39,530 corporate employees and generated revenue of € 24.6 billion in 2021. Randstad was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Diemen, the Netherlands. Randstad N.V. is listed on the NYSE Euronext.

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