Our Team

Adrian Mallett, Managing Director

Adrian is Managing Director of Asia Carbon Search’s Southeast Asian business based in Singapore. In addition, he is the Group specialist in business infrastructure functions such as: Risk, Compliance, Operations, Finance and Technology.

With nearly 30 years’ of financial services experience, of which the last 18 have been spent successfully managing Leadership Search assignments in
Asia, Europe and North America across multiple business streams and functional areas, Adrian takes a truly consultative approach to his work, advising clients and candidates alike on market issues and leadership strategy. His background in commodity trading gives him a clear understanding of markets as a whole, while his experience building businesses from scratch has led to a deep understanding of the intricacies of managing differing business streams.

Career Snapshot

  • 1984: Joined E.D. & F Man in London as a trainee commodity trader
  • 1985-1995: Established E.D. & F Man’s first coffee and cocoa trading business in Asia, initially in Hong Kong and then in Singapore, successfully managing one of the region’s largest commodity trading businesses
    Was a founding Director of the Singapore Commodity Exchange
  • 1996: Returned to Europe and transitioned to the recruitment industry, working for some of the most renowned boutique specialist firms such as Firth Ross Martin and Alexander Mann Global Markets
  • 2002: Established his own business, Watmough Mallett, in London and New York
  • 2011: Returned to Asia


  • Advisory
  • Chief Compliance Officer
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Operations Officer
  • Chief Risk Officer
  • Chief Technology Officer


In providing a proactive, consultative approach to every search, we are able to create a longstanding relationship with our clients built on trust as well as success.
Adrian Mallett

Adrian Mallett

Managing DirectorAdrian is Managing Director of Asia Carbon Search’s Southeast Asian business based in Singapore.


  • B.A. (Honours) in Business Studies from Kingston University, United Kingdom


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