About the Author
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has spent more than 20 years in recruiting and estimates he has
interviewed and assessed upwards of 20,000 people working across
North America, Europe, the Middle-East and Asia. From his
current base in Manila, he supports many of the most senior
leaders across Southeast Asia. He has followed the careers of
many who have made monumental contributions to their industries
and to society, and more than a few others who ended up broke or in jail.
He is Chairman and Founder of Asia CEO Awards (presented by
American Express), the largest business awards event in
Philippines and Chairman of Asia CEO Forum (presented by PLDT),
one of the largest regular business event in Southeast Asia.
Richard is a featured presenter for Asia regional conferences
and provided Keynote Addresses for the following international
expositions: HR Shared Services & BPO (Singapore), Successful
Shared Services (Singapore), Executive Compensation & Benefits
EXPO (Singapore), among others.
He is a columnist and thought leader for a host of international
publications including: CIO Magazine, Economist, ComputerWorld,
FinanceAsia, AsiaMiner, among many others. He is founder of the International ICT Awards, the largest
event of its kind in Southeast Asia for the booming Business
Process Outsourcing (BPO) sector.
Richard's clients are multinational corporations for senior
management positions. Of the many international recruitment
projects he worked on in the Asia Pacific region, one was
particularly noteworthy as it was reported on national Korean
television as the largest technical recruiting venture in Korean
history. The project was also a cover story for ComputerWorld
magazine throughout North America.
Richard has an Honours Bachelor of Science degree from the
University of Waterloo, Canada's most prominent technical
post-secondary institution. He possesses the designation of
Chartered Financial Analyst from the CFA Institute with its
world head-quarters in Charlottesville, VA, USA.
Richard is a founder and past Prize Committee Chairperson of a
large charitable Dream Home Lottery corporation. During his
involvement, it was the largest fund raising event of its kind
in Canada. Mr. Mills is also a former president of the largest
district of Crohn's Foundation of Canada.
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CEO Forum presented by PLDT ALPHA Enterprise is the largest
regular business event in Philippines and considered one of the
most important in the Southeast Asia region. The forum serves as a
hub for the spreading of ideas that help executive managers
overseeing enterprises across the Asia Pacific region.
Attendees are both expatriate and Asian management personnel
overseeing multinational and regional organizations. Held in
Philippines, presenters are leaders in their industries and
engaged in momentous pursuits of significance to the entire
CEO Forum is operated as a CSR (Corporate Social
Responsibility) activity of Chalre Associates, one of Southeast
Asia's most prominent senior management executive search firms, to
promote Philippines as a premier business destination in the Asia
Here to go to Asia
CEO Forum now!
CEO Awards presented by Aseana City represents the
grandest alliance of local and international business people ever
created to promote Philippines on the world stage. As one of the
largest events of its kind in the Asia Pacific region, it is
considered a must-attend occasion for business leaders active in
The star-studded Board of Judges of Asia CEO Awards give
away 10 awards to many of the most accomplished leadership teams
and individuals currently operating in Philippines and the region.
The awards recognize extraordinary leaders who have demonstrated
outstanding achievement for their organizations and contributions
As one of the fastest growing nations on the planet, the world's
business leaders have their eyes on Philippines like never before.
The annual gala was established as a natural outgrowth of Asia
CEO Forum, the largest regular networking event for the
business community in Philippines.
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CEO Awards now!
throughout the world call upon the Principals of Chalre Associates for thought leadership.
Below are some examples of published material written by our
consultants or international journalists who refer to them. For a complete list of published work,
Getting Ready For The
Deluge: Outsourcing in Philippines
Chalre Associates senior staff
Economist Intelligence Unit of the Economist magazine
asked Chalre Associates' Chairman, Richard Mills,
to write a chapter about the Philippine outsourcing sector
in its annual Business Guide Book. The material
provides a Executive Briefing on the progress and major
issues facing this industry that is certainly one of most
significant growth stories in the world.
Asia Pacific Mining
Conference 2007 - Report
Chalre Associates senior staff
The 7th Asia Pacific Mining Conference put on by the Asean
Federation of Mining Associations was perhaps the largest
such event in the region. Richard Mills, Chairman of Chalre Associates
gave this report on what was said by the prominent mining
people who presented.
State of BPO in Philippines: Dan Reyes Speaks
Chalre Associates senior staff
Mills, Chairman of Chalre Associates,
interviewed Dan Reyes of Sitel for ComputerWorld (US) recently to get
his views on the state of the BPO industry in Philippines. Dan
presented US readers with compelling information to support his view
that Philippines is currently seen as the "Number 1" option by global
companies sending BPO work to offshore destinations.
Dan Reyes is easily one of most experienced Business Process
Outsourcing (BPO) managers in the Asia Pacific region and the world. He
is head of the extremely successful Philippine operations of Sitel, the
world's largest call center organization. Among other things, he is a
founder and former president of the Business Processing Association of
the Philippines. more