Asia Carbon Search – John Appleby

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John Appleby, Director

John joined Asia Carbon in 2018. He is responsible for Banking and Financial Services for Asia Pacific with specialisation on Investment Banking and Global Markets roles. Prior to joining Asia Carbon he Co-Founded a highly successful Contingent Workforce Solutions business in Hong Kong. He has been involved in Asian Executive Search since 2001 and has been recognized by clients as a top 10 search professional multiple times in the annual Asia Money Headhunter’s Polls multiple times. Prior to search he held senior trading and sales roles in London for a number of leading European banks and brokerages.

Career Snapshot

  • 2013-2018 Co-Founder of a highly successful Contingent Workforce Solutions company in Hong Kong providing contracting services to both Global and Hong Kong blue chips clients
  • 2001-2013 Worked in numerous roles in the recruitment industry. From managing large teams for Global firms to highly successful search consultant for some of Asia’s leading boutique search businesses. John has been recognized in both Investment Banking and Global Markets as one of Asia’s leading search professionals
  • Prior to his career in Executive Search John held senior trading and sales roles for BNP, KBC Bank NV and a number of leading brokerages in London specializing in FX and Interest Rate Products


  • Investment Banking/Corporate Finance
  • Global Markets
  • Senior Banking roles


In-depth industry knowledge and a big picture of talent market make a difference to a search
John Appleby

John Appleby

DirectorJohn has been based in Asia Carbon Search’s Hong Kong office since 2018.


  • Colchester Royal Grammar School
  • John is fluent in English


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