Executive Search / Specialist Recruitment
Senior Management / Finance / Consulting / Digital
Singapore / Japan / Asia Pacific

‘The most important decisions that business people make are not what decisions, but who decisions’
-Jim Collins, Author of GOOD TO GREAT

‘Hire only the best by taking your time, hiring only people who are better than you in some meaningful way,
and not letting manager make hiring decisions by their own teams’
-Laszlo Bock, Author of WORK RULES!



Unicorn Partners is an executive search & specialist recruitment firm, serving the needs of clients mainly throughout Asia-Pacific region including Japan.
Established in June 2016 and headquartered in Singapore, we also have an office in Tokyo.

We focus on:

We have established the strong network with global companies (financial institutions, multinational corporations, consulting firms and start-ups) as well as with talented individuals of multiple industries and business functions around the globe.

We truly believe that human capital is the most valuable asset for any business and that recruitment is not just about finding people but ultimately for finding a solution. Before we commence hiring efforts, we seek to understand your business and organizational challenges first and find the best talent through our global network and search method.

We are committed to the speed and quality of hiring.
Let us find your UNICORN.

Our digital corporate brochure can be downloaded from here: UNICORN PARTNERSpdf


“To optimize demand for and supply of a global workforce,
and make people more productive and happier”



We are in people business and our core value is to connect the right people at the right place at the right time. We dedicate 100% for our customers and always think and act with the voice of customers.


We deliver what we promise, we are proud of what we do, or we won’t give up when faced with difficulties. We overcome challenges in hiring great people. In order to achieve this, we have been developing skills and accumulating knowledge and experience.


We are ambitious in solving our customer’s various challenges. We always think creatively and share new ideas with our customers. An entrepreneurial spirit is essential and enables us to move forward.


For Organisations

We provide both retainer search and contingency search services upon understanding a client’s needs and new requirements. Our consultants have more than 20 years of executive search experience in APAC/Americas/EMEA and have placed more than 200 senior positions. Very often, we help multinational corporations in building and expanding their businesses into Asia and/or other regions.

We also provide services in the following areas:

Retainer Search

Our result-driven executive recruiters identify great leadership talent who can solve clients’ business challenges. We assess various aspects of candidates: skills, experience, performance, cultural fit, motivation, family priorities and career aspiration. This multi-dimensional assessment provides a client with confidence in candidates who can sustain their contribution and performance.

We build deep and long-term relationships with the world’s most talented individuals to ultimately build winning leadership teams for premier organizations around the globe.

All searches require a sophisticated blend of industry knowledge with understanding of business needs, corporate culture, people assessment, competition, challenges, and disruptive technologies.

Search Process

We always work closely with our clients through 6 phases, 17 steps, 12 weeks to complete successful executive placement. A typical process is as follows:

1.Client briefing and position assessment (1-2 weeks)

-Understand clients’ hiring need and purpose of hiring
-Define ideal candidate characteristics, profiles and build mutual understanding
-Build search strategy with client (who, where, when, how to recruit)

2.Building candidate longlist (2 weeks)

-Conduct thorough market research on targeted companies
-Obtain data points on candidates through our industry network
-Complete a candidate longlist with proper titles, organizations and their brief profiles

3.Building candidate shortlist (2 weeks)

-Interview and assess on potential candidates
-Present a job opportunity properly to a suitable candidates
-Present candidate reports/CVs and consult with a client

4.Scheduling of client/candidate interviews (2-3 weeks)

-Review and take feedback from client and candidate
-Build trust between client and candidate

5.Negotiation, reference check and closing (2 weeks)

-Manage client and candidate expectation and aspiration
-Conduct reference check upon client request
-Close a hiring process and assist in offer process

6.Onboarding and follow-up candidate consultation (1-3 months)

-Advise candidate on the resignation process
-Liaise with HR department for successful onboarding
-Keep in touch with the candidate until the date of joining

Contingency Search

We provide 12 – 16 weeks exclusive contingency search to solely represent a particular position into a talent market on behalf of our client. We represent a client’s interest and message in order to attract the best candidates. We conduct exactly the same search process and deliverable as a retainer search.

Upon our client request, we also provide a non-exclusive contingency search for usually 12-16 weeks. We identify suitable candidates from our database and our global network based on client’s requirements.

We are also capable of finding Japanese business professionals through our extensive candidate pool of Japanese and English bilingual talents.

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RPO (Recruitment Process Outsourcing)

We provide a comprehensive recruitment process outsourcing service. We design recruitment process, timeframe, cost, team structure and risk management based on our client’s hiring issues. Our clients are able to outsource their entire recrtuitment process such as recruitment branding, job posting, building candidate pipeline, candidate selection, interview arrangement and closing.

Market Mapping / Market Research

Sometimes, our clients have their own internal recruitment team. We can assist in candidate market mapping and building of candidate pipeline. If you have missing capability in conducting market mapping and candidate pipeline building, we are able to help you fill the gap.

Executive Talent Assessment

Effective hiring requires internal talent and executive assessment in order to build a strategic workforce. We have the capability to conduct professional and scientific assessment as well as provide feedback and advice to our clients. These tools are also used in a hiring process to select a suitable candidate.

Recruitment Consulting / Human Resources Consulting

We analyze clients’ hiring needs, talent market, competition, brand recognition and design a thorough recruitment strategy and process for our clients. We define who, where, when and how to recruit talents. We have several external business partners in Singapore and Tokyo to provide such HR consulting services and serve our clients’ needs.


For enquiries regarding our services, please contact from this email form: ✉

Our digital corporate brochure can be downloaded from here: UNICORN PARTNERSpdf

For Individuals

We believe every individual has a unique quality which differentiates themselves from others. Leveraging our industry insight and client network, we aim to maximize your potential and shape your future career.
We are committed to hearing your career story, understanding your motivations, caring about your personal priorities, and then presenting our solutions to you.

We specialize in CXO and senior management placements for key industries predominantly in Asia-Pacific including Japan, where we are able to connect with corporate executives.
For specialist recruitment service, we are focusing on financial services, consulting services and consumer technology industry.
For more details of our specialization, please check here: Specialization.

We also help candidates by leveraging our strong network of Japanese companies within financial institutions, multinational corporations, consulting firms and start-ups.

We have great opportunities for you.
Let us find your “Unicorn” job.

For enquiries regarding your job search or our services, please contact and send your CV from this email form: ✉


For Executive Search

CXO & Senior Management

We have a strong track record in identifying executive talent with great cultural fit for our clients across these management functions and focus industries:

Senior Management Functions

  • CEO (Chief Executive Officer)
  • COO (Chief Operating Officer)
  • CFO (Chief Financial Officer)
  • CMO (Chief Marketing Officer)
  • CTO (Chief Technology Officer)
  • CIO (Chief Information Officer)
  • CRO (Chief Risk Officer)
  • CHRO (Chief Human Resource Officer)
  • CSO (Chief Strategy Officer)
  • CAO (Chief Administrative Officer)
  • Global Head
  • Regional Head
  • Country Manager
  • Department Head
  • Head of Compliance
  • Head of Legal
  • Head of Data Science

Focus Industries

  • Financial Services & Private Equity
  • Consulting Services
  • Technology, Media & Telecommunication
  • Oil & Gas, Metals & Mining
  • Utilities & Alternative Energy
  • Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Life Science
  • Industrial Goods & Services
  • Consumer Products & Retail Services
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For Specialist Recruitment

Financial Service Industry

We have extensive knowledge and expertise to search for industry specialists across front, middle and back office from both sell-side and buy-side financial institutions.

Corporate Investment Banking

Relationship Management/Coverage banker, Project Finance, Structured Finance/Securitization, Specialized Lending, Syndication, M&A, LBO, ECM, DCM, Corporate Finance

Global Markets

Equity, Fixed Income, Currency, Commodity, Derivatives

Transaction Banking

Cash Management, Trade Finance, Commodity Trade Finance, Supply Chain Finance, Trust & Securities Services

Wealth Management / Asset Management

Private Banker, Investment Consultant, Fund Manager/Portfolio Manager, Equity Research, Fixed Income Research, Fund Sales

Alternative Investment

Private Equity Fund, Hedge Fund, Real Estate Fund, Credit Fund, Distress Fund, Activist Fund, Venture Capital, Fund of Funds


Life, Non-Life, Actuarial, Pricing, Data Scientist, Sales & Marketing


Alternative Lending
Savings, investments financial planning
Digital payments
Block Cain and virtual currency
Data and Technology Ecosystem
*Segmentation by World Bank Group 2016

Back office & middle office

Risk Management (Market Risk, Credit Risk, Operational Risk, Business Continuity Management), Compliance, Audit, Finance & Accounting, Investor Relationship, Product Control, Product Development, IT, Cyber Security

Consulting Service Industry

We have extensive knowledge and candidate network in traditional consultancy and new areas of consulting practices such as Digitalization, Data Science/ Advanced Analytics and Machine Intelligence.

Digitalization, Digital Marketing
Data Science /
New Market Entry
Management Operation
Financial Advisory / Merger & Acquisition
Accounting, Management accounting
Information Technology / ERP / SCM / Cyber Security
Human Resource / Talent Management / Organizational Development
Risk Management / Compliance

Consumer Technology Industry

We cover the fastest growing areas across Consumer Technology including digital consumer goods, e-commerce, digital media, Internet & mobile application services, social gaming and telecommunication.

Business Planning / Product Planning
Business Development / Partnership Development
Sales & Marketing
Digital Marketing / Social Media Marketing
Search Engine Optimization
User Experience / User Interface
Data Scientist / Consumer Insight
Machine Learning / Machine Intelligence
Advanced Business Analytics
Digital Solution Architect

Geographic Coverage

We currently have offices in Singapore and Tokyo and below is the list of places where our current clients and candidates are based as well as where we have a track record of conducting executive searches in last 5 years.

Asia Pacific

Japan : Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka, Sapporo
South East Asia / South Asia : Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Philippines, India
North Asia : China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea
Oceania : Australia, New Zealand


USA, Mexico


UK, Germany, France, Switzerland, Luxemberg, Norway, UAE, South Africa


“Exponential Growth”

In order to realize our vision of “To optimize demand for and supply of a global workforce, and make people more productive and happier”, we are always looking for an experienced recruitment professional and anyone who is passionate about people business and building a great team from scratch. Let us build a global brand and achieve our goal.

Please send us your resume from this email form: ✉
A shortlisted candidate will be invited for our interview process.

Open positions

Here are the positions we are recruiting for:


Singapore, Tokyo, Hong Kong, New York, London
- To build and maximize our business and grow corporate value
- To take P/L responsibility and lead particular industry practices, countries, and/or region
- To attract and hire the best talents globally
- To have at least 5 years’ leadership and management experience
- To have at least 10 years’ experience in an executive search or recruitment industry
- To have an extensive knowledge, deal track record and client & candidate relationship within at least one of these industries:
  • - Financial Services & Private Equity
  • - Consulting Services
  • - Technology, Media & Telecommunication
  • - Oil & Gas, Metals & Mining
  • - Utilities & Alternative Energy
  • - Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Life Science
  • - Industrial Goods & Services
  • - Consumer Products & Retail Services
Please send us your resume from this email form: ✉
A shortlisted candidate will be invited for our interview process.
SingaporeTokyoHong KongNew York

Search Consultant

Search Consultant
Singapore, Tokyo, Hong Kong
- To originate an executive search & specialist recruitment mandates
- To lead and complete a search project
- To build long-term relationship with clients and candidates
- To be passionate about a recruitment business
- To have at least 5 years’ experience in an executive search or recruitment industry
- To have an extensive knowledge, deal track record and client & candidate relationship within at least one of these industries below:
  • - Financial Services & Private Equity
  • - Consulting Services
  • - Technology, Media & Telecommunication
  • - Oil & Gas, Metals & Mining
  • - Utilities & Alternative Energy
  • - Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Life Science
  • - Industrial Goods & Services
  • - Consumer Products & Retail Services
Please send us your resume from this email form: ✉
A shortlisted candidate will be invited for our interview process.
SingaporeTokyoHong Kong


Singapore, Tokyo
- To conduct market research of candidates and clients
- To complete a search project to identify a suitable candidate
- To build and maintain an up-to-data recruitment database system
- To be passionate about a recruitment business
- To have at least 3 years’ research experience in an executive search or recruitment industry
- To have a general knowledge and insight within at least one of these industries below:
  • - Financial Services & Private Equity
  • - Consulting Services
  • - Technology, Media & Telecommunication
  • - Oil & Gas, Metals & Mining
  • - Utilities & Alternative Energy
  • - Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Life Science
  • - Industrial Goods & Services
Please send us your resume from this email form: ✉
A shortlisted candidate will be invited for our interview process.
SingaporeTokyoHong Kong

Chief Technology Officer

Chief Technology Officer
- To build and maximize our business and grow corporate value
- To lead our digitalization initiative and apply science and technology into our recruitment business
-To build GRC (*Global Resourcing Centre is highly technology and data-driven business support centre for Unicorn Partners)
  • i. To build state-of-art talent database system, data input operation, CRM system
  • ii. To build candidate research and market mapping capabilities
  • iii. To build candidate sourcing capability, first contact and record their characteristic and make recommendation to Search consultants
  • iv. To build sales force database system to optimise our deal sourcing activities globally
  • v. To build People Analytics capability (applied AI, Machine Leaning, Big Data Science into our business)
- To have a good understanding of our business context
- To have a technological back-grand especially relational database, data science and machine learning
- To have a leadership experience of building and managing a technology team
Please send us your resume from this email form: ✉
A shortlisted candidate will be invited for our interview process.


Singapore, Tokyo
- To conduct market research of candidates and clients
- To complete a search project to identify a right candidate
- To build and maintain an up-to-data recruitment database system
- To be passionate about leaning a business, sales & marketing, research
- To have a full English proficiency (Japanese language preferable)
- To be a university student
Please send us your resume from this email form: ✉
A shortlisted candidate will be invited for our interview process.



Yasuharu Yamada

Yasuharu Yamada is a founder and CEO of Unicorn Partners Pte. Ltd., established in June 2016 in Singapore and Tokyo and has over 18 years of recruitment industry experience.

Prior to starting his own venture, he had joined a Singapore-headquartered executive search firm in 2011 as a start-up member of the Global Corporate & Investment Banking, Global Transaction Banking and Private Wealth Management practices, working on senior searches across the Asia Pacific Region including Japan.
The areas of his specialty are Transaction Banking, Corporate Banking, Investment Banking, Private Wealth Management and Buy Side where he has extensive experience in placing senior individuals and teams.

He has worked in the executive search industry since the late 1990s. In Japan, he worked for the second largest recruitment firm as CEO of its subsidiary in Tokyo and as Branch Manager in Osaka and Nagoya. Throughout his leadership role, he successfully led various industry practices such as Banking & Finance, IT, Internet Businesses, Manufacturing & Engineering, Chemical & Pharmaceutical and Consumer Product.

He is a graduate of Tokyo University of Science majoring in Business Administration. Prior to relocating to Singapore in June 2010, he had lived in Toronto, Canada. He is a native Japanese speaker, fluent in English, and now studying Chinese. He currently lives in Singapore with his family.


Kazuya Ouchi
Executive Adviser, Japan

Kazuya Ouchi is an independent management consultant specialized in business development, corporate management and M&A advisory. He flies all across Japan for his clients.
He joined Unicorn Partners Tokyo office in October 2017 as an Executive Adviser. The areas of his specialty are SMEs and Venture start-ups where he has extensive experience in placing senior individuals and teams.

Prior to joining Unicorn Partners, he served a various type of senior management roles at recruitment firms, consulting firms, energy related new business and business educational services.
He was CEO of executive search firm in Tokyo, Japan where he managed around 20 members and successfully built a profitable business there.
Graduated a university in Tokyo, he is native Japanese and also speaks business level English.


Lu Zhou
Vice President, Financial Services, Management Consulting, Corporates/Start-ups, Japan/APAC

Lu Zhou is a Search Consultant at Unicorn Partners joined in January 2018. Prior to Unicorn Partners, she worked as a strategy consultant for 3 years and a half, mainly engaging in cross-border M&A.

Now she is focusing on post-consulting positions such as in-house strategy or M&A team at major corporates, capitalists at venture capital firms and investment professional at private equity firms. The positions she covers are across Japan, China, HK and US.

She graduated from Hitotsubashi University in 2014 and majored in commerce, with a focus on business strategy.


Yuki Nakagawa
Vice President, Financial Services, Management Consulting, Corporates/Start-ups, Japan

After graduating from Kobe University, majored in business administration, Yuki Nakagawa joined Daiwa Securities Japan in April 2011 and was responsible for retail sales for one year.

In March 2012 he established his own start-up “Wilbank” and became Deputy CEO. He built and operated a special learning cram school for university entry examination. Expanded two schools as of March 2015 and obtained around 60 students.

Joined Deloitte Tohmatsu Consulting Limited Company in May 2015. Experienced consulting with major companies, mainly in human resource areas. Among them, he mainly experienced in personnel system design and resolution of personnel issues at reorganization.

Started executive search business with Unicorn Partners since June 2018. He has been working extensively in business development and executive search executions for CEO, CFO, sales & marketing manager, human resource manager, factory director, R&D manager in Japan


Satoru Nakajima
Vice President, Financial Services, Management Consulting, Corporates/Start-ups, Japan

Nakajima joined Unicorn Partners Tokyo office in September 2018, and started his new career as an executive recruiter. He mainly covers Japanese Financial institutions, M&A advisory firms, management consulting firms and start-ups across junior associates to senior management executives in Japan market.

Prior to join Unicorn Partners, Nakajima worked at Financial Advisory Division at Daiwa Securities Japan. He provided asset management advisory solution and financial products to both individual and institutional investors mainly in western Japan region. His consulting style advice based on his client’s needs contributed their best investment performance.
Also, he served a team leader for a fresh graduate recruitment program at Daiwa Securities.
He graduated Kansai University in 2011.


Shigekazu Ukai
Managing Director, APAC & Japan Head of Financial Service Practice

Shigekazu Ukai joined Unicorn Partners in December 2018, where he is APAC Head of Asset Management, Alternative Investment and Real Estate. Also he is Head of Investment Banking and Global Markets (Fixed Income & Equity) practices for Japan. Prior to that, he worked at Tardis Group Japan from 2013 to 2018, where he was Co-Head of the firm’s Asset Management & Real Estate practices working on senior roles in Japan. Shigekazu began his executive search career at Heidrick & Struggles where from 2008 to 2013 he worked on senior retained searches within Asset Management, Global Markets (Fixed Income & Equity), Investment Banking, Private Equity and Real Estate.

Shigekazu lived in Melbourne (Australia) for over six years and graduated from Central Queensland University with a degree in Bachelor of Business Management.


Fumio Yoshimatsu
Senior Advisor, APAC Asset Management, Alternative Investment & Real Estate

Fumio Yoshimatsu joined Unicorn Partners in 2019, where he is a Senior Advisor of Asset Management, Alternative Investment and Real Estate for APAC. Prior to that, he worked at HSBC Global Asset Management (Japan) from 2016 to 2018, as a Senior Advisor and also worked at Kokusai Asset Management (now Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management) from 2012 to 2015 as a President/CEO and Chairman.

Fumio started and experienced his banking business at Mitsubishi Bank (now MUFG Bank) from 1987 to from 2008, especially as a General Manager of Headquarter and experienced his securities business at Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities from 2008 to 2012, mainly as a Managing Director and Senior Executive Officer in charge of Strategic Planning and Corporate Management.

Fumio graduated from University of Tokyo with a degree in Bachelor of Arts & Science (International Relations) and studied the Political Science as a graduate at University of Arkansas in the US. Fumio previously lived in Hong Kong as General Manager of Kowloon Branch (MUFG Bank) from 1995 to 1998 with his family.


Keisuke Yasuno
Vice President, Japan Asset Management, Alternative Investment & Real Estate

Keisuke Yasuno joined Unicorn Partners in 2018, where he is a Consultant for Asset Management, Alternative Investment and Real Estate for Japan. Prior to that, he worked at MOL Career Support (Shosen Mitsui) from 2013 to 2018, where he was a Recruitment Consultant responsible for Shipping, Trading, Manufacturer and Logistic companies. Keisuke began his recruitment career at M3 in 2010, where he was responsible for Pharmaceutical companies.

Keisuke graduated from Nagoya City University with a degree in Master of Natural Science and Tokushima University with a degree in Bachelor of Integrated Arts and Social Sciences.


Ella Choi
Director, Head of Technology Practice, Japan

Ella earned a degree in political science from a top Korean university. She worked for many years in an education and a retail industry in Japan as a sales representative. Following some additional educations in San Francisco, she returned to Tokyo and worked for several global recruitment firms. At the first firm she became the #1 biller for APAC and the #2 biller for APAC at the second firm. These successes enabled her to participate a top global recruiter’s award for many years with a prestigious annual event held in the USA.

Ella joined Unicorn Partners in July 2017 and now serves as Head of Technology Practice. Her primary focus is Japan IT market, although she covers other APAC countries. She is an expert at helping clients find top-notch candidates in information technology industry. Korean is her mother tongue and she speaks fluent Japanese and English.


Alla Okada
Vice President, Technology Practice, Japan

Alla Okada is an IT Search Consultant at Unicorn Partners joined in September 2018.
She covers Japan IT market, with a strong focus on Fin-Tech industry.

After graduating from the top University in Moscow, Alla relocated to Thailand where she led a sales team at the 5 stars American Hotel Group.

Alla has been focusing on IT job market in Tokyo since 2014. Having extensive experience as a tech recruiter, both at a boutique search firm and a top global recruiting firm, she provides the best services for her clients and candidates.
She speaks Russian, English and Japanese, living in Tokyo.


Ezree Inada
Director, CXO, CTO, Strategy, M&A & Transformation, Singapore/APAC

Ezree possess close to 7 years of experience in Executive Search with 2 years of intensive executive talent research capacity on retained, exclusive contingent, niche and confidential assignments for mid-senior executives within the APAC region across Pharmaceutical, Finance, Management Consulting, Strategy, M&A, Transformation, Private Equity, Technology and pre-IPO Tech, Fintech and Accounting & Finance. Equally adept in talent market intelligence and market entry into emerging markets as well as Greater China & India.

Currently she is focusing on CXO, CFO, Strategy, M&A and Transformation talents globally with our key clients on mainly exclusive contingent search with extremely high rate of quality consulting and closure for each and every projects. Her strength lies in a very strong emphasis on cohesion, excellent client service and takes great pride in being a trusted partner to the clients and building long term business relationships via professional consultative approach and quality delivery of top talents that are a strong match.

Prior to that she has 8 years of experience in Marketing Communications working with top technology companies to drive their channel and partners engagements through various Technology events within global leading market research firms such as IDC and Canalys.


Cheryl Chiang
Vice President, Financial Services, Management Consulting, Legal, Hong Kong Coverage, Singapore

Cheryl Chiang is a Search Consultant at Unicorn Partners joined in July 2018. She covers Singapore & Greater China markets.
She specialises in recruiting in areas like Transaction Banking, Investment Banking & in-house Legal. She also covers middle & back office such as operation, compliance & risk management.

Previously, Cheryl has worked on searches within Investment Banking, Legal & Compliance & Risk in North Asia markets, especially Greater China, for the last 3 years with a regional boutique search firm. Her clients include top tier Financial Institutions in the region, in particularly, several Chinese Securities Houses / Investment Banks based in HK & mainland China. She works closely with Senior Management or key company decision makers when executing her searches.

Before venturing into Greater China market, she had specialized in Banking & Financial services recruitment in Singapore Market with a top local recruitment firm. She has covered Singapore banks, foreign banks in Singapore & other Financial Institutions for 5 years. She originated and executed front, middle & back office roles during the period.

Cheryl is committed and strives to deliver the best candidates in the market to her clients. She graduated from National University of Singapore majoring in Economics. Cheryl is fluent in English & Mandarin.


Noriel De Vera
Vice President, Insurance, APAC

Noriel joins Unicorn Partners in 2019 as a Vice President to spearhead the Life Insurance Division covering the Asia-Pacific region. She contributes over nine years of recruitment experience in the Life Insurance Industry across Asia-Pacific.

Prior to Unicorn Partners, she has been instrumental in establishing and leading Life Actuarial functions for International Recruitment brands being based out of Hong Kong and Singapore offices. Noriel focuses on recruiting across mid to senior level roles with specialisms in Actuarial, Risk, Products, Distribution, and Projects. She has built a wealth of relationships in the Life Insurance sector and is described to work in partnership with clients and candidates. She has previously completed placements across Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia with recent projects in the emerging markets.

Noriel graduated from Centennial College in Computer Programming in Toronto, Canada.


Ai Okudaira
Vice President

Ai Okudaira is a Search Consultant at Unicorn Partners joined in April 2017. She covers predominantly Japan market as well as North America. She specialises in recruiting for investment and commercial banks, insurance companies, consulting, asset management and real estate investment firms in Japan.

The areas of her specialty are Finance, Accounting, Tax, Audit, Risk Management, M&A and Financial Advisory.
She also covers operation & middle-office, technology audit and risk, front-office technology and legal.

She started her career at the top Japanese Investment bank and experienced sales and marketing for Fixed Income products. Prior to joining Unicorn Partners, she had worked for one of the top global specialist recruitment firm at the Tokyo office for three and a half years.

She graduated Waseda University majoring in Bachelor of Arts, and had enrolled an exchange program to University of California, Riverside. She is a native Japanese speaker, fluent in English.




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(d) our insurers and advisors, including consultants, auditors and lawyers;
(e) data intermediaries; and
(f) any other party to whom you authorise us to disclose your Personal Data to. Save for relevant government regulators and authorities or law enforcement agencies, we will ensure that such parties receiving your Personal Data (i) are under duty of confidentiality to us with respect to the use, holding, processing, retention and/or transfer of your Personal Data; and (ii) have the need to know or handle such Personal Data.
Your Personal Data may be transferred, stored and/or processed in a country or territory outside Singapore and you consent to any such transfer, storage and/or processing of your Personal Data outside Singapore. We will however ensure that any party to whom we transfer your Personal Data outside Singapore provides to such Personal Data a standard of protection at least comparable to the protection under the Act. This includes without limitation ensuring that any party coming into contact with the Personal Data outside Singapore:
(a) complies with the Act and accompanying guidelines issued by the relevant regulatory authorities, all applicable laws and regulations and this Privacy Policy (“Data Standards”) and shall not do or permit anything to be done which might cause such party or us to breach the Data Standards;
(b) takes all appropriate measures to ensure such compliance by implementing such Data Handling Principles as notified by us to them from time to time and appropriate technical and organisational measures and providing a standard of protection for the Personal Data that is comparable to the protection under the Act; and
(c) protects the Personal Data by making reasonable security arrangements to prevent unauthorised access, use, disclosure or modification.

Withdrawal of Consent & Access

You may withdraw your consent to our continued use and disclosure of your Personal Data or seek access to your Personal Data (to a reasonable extent and as permitted by the Act) at any time by writing to the Office of our Data Protection Officer. You may also withdraw your consent for specific forms of communication and on specific communications via the unsubscribe options as stated on our email or other marketing messages.
In withdrawing your consent, you acknowledge that we may not be able to provide or continue providing certain services to you and that we may cease such provision accordingly without any liability. Please note that it may take up to 15 working days for any request for consent withdrawal to be reflected in our systems.
We will, at your request, endeavour to provide you with an account of your Personal Data in our possession or control within a reasonable time. Such account shall be in respect of how your Personal Data has been or may have been generally used or disclosed within the year before the date of your request.   We reserve the right to charge a reasonable administrative fee for carrying out your request. 

Accuracy & Correction

We will endeavour to ensure that your Personal Data we use is sufficiently accurate and complete in making any decision that impacts you. 
To help us maintain the accuracy of your Personal Data, we encourage you to inform us when there are any changes to your Personal Data which you have provided us by writing to our representatives. We will correct or complete your Personal Data as soon as reasonably practicable.

Protection, Policies and Procedures

We will endeavour to protect your Personal Data in our possession or control against risks of unauthorised access, collection, use, disclosure, copying, modification, disposal or destruction, through reasonable and appropriate security measures. We strive to ensure that our systems are secure and that they meet industry standards. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the Personal Data we collect. Notwithstanding our security measures for protecting your Personal Data, you acknowledge that no data transmission over the Internet is completely secure and by providing your Personal Data, you are transmitting information at your own risk.

Retention of Personal Data

We will retain your Personal Data for as long as you use our services and it is necessarily required or relevant for business or legal purposes.


We gather Information on our website activity, such as data on the number of visitors, the pages they visit, the duration of their stay, etc. Such information is collected on an aggregate, anonymous basis, which means no Personal Data is associated with this data and gathered through the use of web server logs and cookies. We do not at our website automatically collect Personal Data unless you provide such information or login with your account credentials.
Cookies are small bits of data automatically stored in the hard drive of the end user and are commonly used to track preferences in relation to the subject of such website. If you enable these cookies, then your web browser adds the text in a small file. You may wish to set your web browser to notify you of a cookie placement request or refuse to accept cookies by modifying relevant internet options or browsing preferences of your computer system, but to do so you may not be able to utilize or activate certain available functions on our website.
By accessing and using our website and services, you consent to the storage of cookies, other local storage technologies, beacons and other information on your devices. You also consent to the access of such cookies, local storage technologies, beacons and information by us or our representatives or agents.

Third-Party Links and Products on Our Services

Our website and/or services may link to third-party websites and services that are outside our control. For example, we may enable you to share certain materials on the services with others through social networking services such as Facebook. We are not responsible for the security or privacy of any information collected by websites or other services. You should exercise caution, and review the privacy statements applicable to the third-party websites and services you use. To the fullest extent permitted under laws, we cannot be responsible for a third party's acts, omissions, data policies or their use of cookies nor the content or security of any third party websites, even if linked to our website. Any such liability is expressly disclaimed and excluded.

Contact us

We have appointed Data Protection Officer to oversee our compliance with the Act. Should you have any query, request or feedback relating to your Personal Data, please contact us at the following:
"The Office of the Data Protection Officer
Unicorn Partners Pte. Ltd.
1 Gateway Drive,
#07-01 Westgate Tower
Singapore 608531
Email: [email protected]
For more information about the Singapore Personal Data Protection Act, please visit http://www.pdpc.gov.sg.

Last updated 1 April 2017

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