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 and Taiwan. We focus on:
- CXO/Senior Management search for key industries
- Specialist talent search for
- Banking & Financial Services
- Management Consulting
- Technology, Media & Telecommunication
- Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences
- Industrial & Manufacturing
- Consumer & Retail
The positions we focus on include:
- Sales / Marketing
- Management Planning / Business Planning / M & A
- Product development / product related
- Technical appointments
- Accounting / Finance / Tax
- HR / General Affairs / Legal / Public Relations / IR
- Advisor / Outside Director
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 organisational 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 UNICORNS!
“To optimise 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.
Unicorn Partners Pte. Ltd.
Business Registration No. (UEN):
26th May 2016
1 Fullerton Road, #02-01, One Fullerton, Singapore 049213
25 (As of August 2019)
Issued Share Capital:
Group CEO and Chairman:
Executive Search (Retainer & Contingency)
EA License No. :
Unicorn Partners Inc. (Japan Entity)
Unicorn Partners Private Limited (Hong Kong Entity)
Unicorn Partners Private Limited (Taiwan Entity)
Group CEO and Chairman
Yasuharu Yamada is a founder and Group CEO and Chairman 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 Taiwan with his family.
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, APAC
Walter spent over 34 years in the Executive Search industry, where he has earned a strong reputation as one of the leading and most experienced recruiters in the field. A domain expert in Logistics, Supply Chain and Procurement, Walter also led recruitment teams in other industries such as Healthcare, Engineering, Telecommunications, and IT. His success spans from his searches in Asia Pacific, when he placed numerous senior roles such Regional MDs, Country MDs, SVPs, COOs, CEOs, CHROs, Executive Directors, Directors and General Managers. Walter is a firm believer in building middle management through talented hires, who will then build his clients’ future management structure. Besides Singapore, Walter also had experiences taking on a Regional Head role, and starting up offices in Malaysia, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
Prior to joining Unicorn Partners, Walter had stints with two global search firms. His dedication and work consistency have won him awards such as “Top Consultant”, “Top Regional Consultant”, “Best Network Consultant” and even an industry award for “Recruitment Consultant of the Year” in 2015 from the HR Asia Recruitment Awards.
An Australian citizen, Walter is presently based in Singapore. He is happily married with a daughter and a son. A great believer in family time, Walter prioritises spending his weekends with his family. In his free time, he plays tennis and spends some time on the beach. Walter believes in the saying, “Do what you love, and you’ll never work another day in your life”.
At Unicorn Partners, Walter is currently the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director for Asia Pacific. His remit is to grow and develop the Unicorn Partners brand in the region, by providing “best-in-class” Executive Search solutions to help our clients find their Unicorns!