Sebastien Hampartzoumian, senior managing director for Michael Page India, has relocated to Singapore, to head up both markets as senior MD, PageGroup Singapore and India.

In the expanded role, he will report to Anthony Thompson, regional MD, Greater China and South East Asia, accounting for a growing team of 180 employees.

With more than 15 years of experience within the Group in India and Europe, Hampartzoumian will continue to be a member of the Asia Pacific Board.

His move to Singapore is part of PageGroup’s plan to bring a depth of leadership talent to the expanding Asian businesses.

He is one of 37 people who have been transferred across the various offices in Asia Pacific this year, and the company has strongly advocated nurturing the team organically.

"For more than 20 years, we have concentrated heavily on the development of local teams and management within Asia and we are proud to say that approximately 90% of our existing senior management in the region has been developed in this manner," said Thompson.

"We will continue to adopt this approach that has proved very successful and support it with the talent and experience of elite leaders such as Sebastien, who brings with him a proven track record of success in Europe and India."

Hampartzoumian has been credited with developing the business in India, and he looking to ensure the teams in India and Singapore will continue growing the client base and network of candidates.

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