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Chalre Associates is active in
promoting the industries and companies we serve. Examples of
these activities are below.
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of Chalre Associates are well known in their industries of focus
throughout the region of South East Asia. Their editorials and
interviews have been published by international media organizations
throughout the world. For an exhaustive listing of their
articles and speeches, go to the Publications
section of the Chalre Associates website.
Asia CEO Forum is the largest regular business event
in Philippines and considered one of the most important in Southeast Asia.
The forum is organized by Chalre Associates for the spreading of ideas that help executive managers active in the region.
Awards is the largest business awards events in Philippines
with major sponsors like American Express, PLDT Alpha
Enterprise, Ford, Accenture, Teleperformance, KPMG, Jones Lang
LaSalle, NorthgateArinso and others.
CEO Awards highlights business achievement in Philippines and
promotes the nation as a premier business destination.
Publication: Manila Times
Hunting For World Class Executives
“Home is where the heart is.”
This adage certainly rings true for Richard Mills, one of the founders and
chairman of Chalre Associates Executive Search. A Canadian by birth, Mills
has been living in the Philippines with his family for several years now and
is admittedly a proud fan of the Philippines and its potential for growth.
company is into hunting—for top executives. Chalre Associates is one of
Southeast Asia’s most prominent senior management recruitment partners. It
services multinational corporations throughout the Asia Pacific region, with
special focus on the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.
Mills said these countries are currently underserved by traditional
executive search firms who normally train their eyes on the big five
regional centers in Asia—Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Sydney and Shanghai.
Mills said that recruiting world-class managers in any country is
challenging, but it becomes more complicated in emerging countries because
of four factors—fewer world-class senior managers have yet been developed,
background confirmation can require more time and requires strong personal
relationships developed ahead of time, a need to remain involved in the
placement after it is completed, and senior managers in emerging countries
are paid less than managers in the Big 5 markets, making executive search
Chalre Associates is also known for producing the Asia CEO Forum, the
largest regular business event in the country and considered as one of the
most important business forums in the Southeast Asian region. Mills started
the forum along with Chalre president Rebecca Bustamante in 2007 to serve as
a hub for the spreading of ideas that help executive managers oversee
enterprises across the region. The business forum attracts a growing number
of loyal attendees each year, from expatriates to Asian management personnel
overseeing multinational and regional organizations. Held monthly in the
Philippines, presenters are leaders in their own fields. According to Mills,
the Asia CEO Forum is actually a CSR (corporate social responsibility)
undertaking of Chalre and they are doing this to promote the Philippines as
a premier business destination in Asia.
“Eight years ago, I started a similar morning event, specific to the ICT
industry, when this business process outsourcing [BPO] was still a new
concept and there were many concerns that need to be addressed,” Mills said.
His aim was to get senior ICT leaders together to swap ideas. The ICT forum
has done very well, and developed an awards event called the International
ICT Awards that is now one of the largest awards in the Asia Pacific region.
Mills said that what struck him was the overwhelming positive response from
expatriates who talked about how great it was to do business in the
Philippines compared to other countries they had been to. This sentiment led
him to form Chalre Associates along with Bustamante.
In November 2010, Chalre held the very first Asia CEO Awards held in Dusit
Thani Hotel, Makati City to recognize leaders and CEOs who excel in what
they do. Now on its third year, the Asia CEO Awards represents the grandest
alliance of local and international business people with the shared goal of
promoting the Philippines on the world stage. It has become one of the
largest and most prestigious business events of its kind in the region, a
must-attend occasion for business leaders active in SE Asia. Mills boasted
that participants to the 3rd annual awards this November have tripled in
“What we are seeing in the Philippines now is the same energy and enthusiasm
that we saw in the BPO sector years ago, but this time in a host of other
industries like consumer goods and agriculture to construction and tourism,”
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& Management Consulting:
Associates provides its Executive Search & Management
Consulting services throughout the Asia Pacific region. We are
proactive and well known in our sectors of focus. Regional
Managers use us to help bridge the gap between local environments and
the world-class requirements of multinational corporations.