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Meet the Team

Chris Aukland

Chris Aukland

Group Managing Director

About MeChris is the Managing Director, Asia for Ambition & HaTCH Powered by Ambition brands based out of Hong Kong. He is an experienced recruitment professional with 17 years’ consulting experience across the UK and Asia and has a proven track record of building and leading sustainable and profitable recruitment teams wi...

Jillian Yeow

Jillian Yeow

Associate Director, Finance & Accounting

My BackgroundI’m a Marketing graduate from the University of South Australia. Started off my career in Pharmaceutical Sales before I stumbled upon recruitment by talking to a few friends in the industry and was immediately attracted to having more of a direct impact and influence in people’s lives. Since then, I ha...

Douglas Uwi

Douglas Uwi

Divisional Manager, Finance Shared Services

My BackgroundAfter graduating from a local university, I joined Sime Darby as an intern only to discover that I did not have much interest in doing paperwork on a day-to-day basis. Subsequently, I had a stint as a Business Development Executive for a year and a half before deciding to join Ambition. In addition to meeting...

Sandrapriya Murugiah

Sandrapriya Murugiah

Divisional Manager, Technology

My BackgroundBeing a people person, I believe energy and inspiration come from experiencing new things, meeting new people and learning more about everything you can under the sky. The potential to learn something new and exciting lies in every conversation with every new person met in our daily lives. A fortunate event inspir...

Amanda Yap

Amanda Yap

Managing Consultant, Finance & Accounting

​​My BackgroundI'm a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). My career started off in Audit with one of the Big Four accounting firms before I ventured into the investment banking industry for 4 years. As much as...

Benjamin Teh

Benjamin Teh

Managing Consultant, Sales & Marketing

​My BackgroundAfter completing my degree in International Business, I spent the first 5 years of my career working in the hospitality industry in Sydney. Eventually, I decided to return to Malaysia to start a corporate career. By chance, I stumbled upon the recruitment industry and I’ve never looked back since. I can con...

Wong Kar Yen

Wong Kar Yen

Managing Consultant, Technology

My BackgroundAfter graduating with a degree in Psychology from HELP University Malaysia, I joined a Japanese recruitment company and spent 2 years sourcing candidates from a wide range of industries. Later I decided to move into tech recruitment, as it is a fast-paced industry where I can continue to learn and grow with the peop...

Moon Thai

Moon Thai

Managing Consultant, Technology

​My BackgroundI'm a tenacious recruiter who puts in relentless effort to strive for the better. I started my career as a management trainee (MT) and was later awarded as the best MT in APAC. After my fast track to promotion - from a consultant to a senior consultant role, I was awarded with the Top Productiv...

Andrew Chua

Andrew Chua

Principal Consultant, Finance Shared Services

BackgroundAfter graduating from University of Leeds with a Bachelor’s in Law (LLB), I went on to complete my Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) and was admitted as a Barrister in the High Court of England & Wales through the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn. Subsequently, I attained a Master’s in Law (LLM). After a...

Arshanaa Lechumi

Arshanaa Lechumi

Senior Consultant, Technology

​​My BackgroundWith a strong desire to help others and bring remarkable changes to their lives, Arshanaa embarked on her journey in recruitment 3 years ago and never looked back. She is a graduate of Psychology and a qualified clinical hypnotherapist.​​Roles I Recruit ForArshanaa specialises in re...

Catherine Cha

Catherine Cha

Senior Consultant, Technology

My BackgroundI started off my career at a 5-star hotel in Ireland, a wonderful place where I completed my university degree. Having studied and worked in Hospitality, I believe that connecting with people from different backgrounds heightened my knowledge and diversified my life experiences in many aspects. I start...

Joanna Darma

Joanna Darma

Senior Consultant, Engineering

​My BackgroundI graduated as an engineer and found myself working in the semiconductor industry for about 4 years. In a strange turn of events, I ended up working as a recruitment consultant where I was able to put my industry knowledge, as well as my love of helping people to good use. I’ve always aspired to make a d...

Sandara Phan

Sandara Phan

Senior Consultant, Technology

My Background​​​​​​I am an outgoing person who likes to communicate and coordinate. Prior to recruitment, I challenged myself with different roles - from business development, advertising and promotions, to becoming...

Shan Li Ong

Shan Li Ong

Senior Consultant, Engineering

​​My BackgroundCoffee lover, gym enthusiast, passionate foodie - there are certainly a few ways to describe myself. To put it in simple terms, I'm an adrenaline junkie who loves an intense challenge. Coming f...

Anthony Thong

Anthony Thong

Consultant, Technology

​My Background​Upon graduation, I began my career as a hedge fund accountant at a multinational fintech company. A year later, I decided to pursue my dream to be a flight steward so I joined the aviation indu...

Atiqah Roslan

Atiqah Roslan

Consultant, Banking & Financial Services

​My BackgroundI began my career in recruitment with an MNC recruitment firm, primarily recruiting for the oil, gas, and engineering industries. Prior to joining Ambition, I had 8 years of experience supporting the banking and financial services desk, as well as other functions across contract and permanent roles, for a few oth...

Christon Ramachandran

Christon Ramachandran

Consultant, Technology

​​My BackgroundI'm a Bachelor of Laws graduate and am currently pursuing my CLP examination on a part-time basis. Prior to joining Ambition, I had a year of agency recruitment experience specialising in recruiting IT Project Management roles. Being a people person, I find recrui...

Jayne Chan

Jayne Chan

Consultant, Technology

​My BackgroundI graduated with a degree in biochemistry from a local university and started my career as a medical representative within the pharmaceutical industry. However, 8 years later I decided to take the leap and make a career change to recruitment. I hope this opportunity with Ambition will continue to broaden my skill...

June Min Ong

June Min Ong

Consultant, Finance & Accounting

​My BackgroundIn 2017, I started my career as an auditor at one of the Big 4 accounting firms where I also gained my CPA qualification. I subsequently moved into the commercial side, working as a senior accountant and a supply chain finance analyst with two well-established MNCs in Malaysia. After 5 years in finance, I decided...

Lenice Hew

Lenice Hew

Consultant, Finance Shared Services

​​​​My BackgroundI graduated from Hosei University, Japan with a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts. My education experience has provided me with insight into global diversity studies, which consists of a wide range of social science subjects that emphasises broad perspective of real-w...

Lenugaa Sandran

Lenugaa Sandran

Consultant, Finance & Accounting

​​My BackgroundUpon graduating with a dual degree in finance and marketing, Lenugaa's professional career in sales and business development immediately kicked off with a global business event services firm. This is where Lenugaa developed her true passion for people, by engaging and c...

Rebekah Kok

Rebekah Kok

Consultant, Banking & Financial Services

​My BackgroundAfter graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Business Management, I embarked on my career as a business support professional within the banking and insurance industry. In 2018, I decided to challenge myself and made a bold career move into recruitment. I started at a local boutique recruitment firm, primarily rec...

Samuel Loh

Samuel Loh

Consultant, Human Resources

​​My BackgroundI graduated with a degree in business management and started my career in retail banking as a mortgage advisor. Subsequently, I ventured into real estate sales before starting my career in recruitment. I take pride in being able to build better futures for organisations and market movers in Malaysia. ​<...

Shane Tong

Shane Tong

Consultant, Engineering

​​​My BackgroundHaving graduated from Sunway University with a degree in psychology, I love communicating with people from all walks of life and understanding different points of view. So naturally, I swayed towards the recruitment industry and have loved it ever since. ​Roles I Recruit ForI spec...

Sher Wyn Saw

Sher Wyn Saw

Consultant, Technology

​My BackgroundPrior to joining Ambition, I was a graphic designer at an advertising agency. With a total of 7 years' experience within the creative and design industry, I have learned to think creatively and be expressive, as well as developed problem-solving skills. My experience has helped me navigate through life and led me...

Vern Zhiang Leong

Vern Zhiang Leong

Consultant, Supply Chain & Procurement

My BackgroundI graduated from Monash Sunway Malaysia with a degree in Accounting & Finance back in 2016. After two and a half years as an external auditor with KPMG PLT, I have been looking for a new challenge in an industry that makes a positive impact on people'...

Vimmal Desiga Vinayagam

Vimmal Desiga Vinayagam

Consultant, Technology

My BackgroundAfter graduating as a Chemical Engineer from the University Technology of Petronas, I served as a Production Engineer in a global glove manufacturing company for 2 years. I have always been passionate about making a great connection with many people, enhance my ...

Jay Yin

Jay Yin

Associate Consultant, Shared Services

​My BackgroundAfter graduating from the University of Huddersfield with a degree in sound engineering, I started my journey as an entrepreneur within the digital space. Prior to joining Ambition, I have formed 2 digital marketing and advertising companies, and another business within the e-commerce industry. Throughout my 3-ye...

Reeve Ng

Reeve Ng

Associate Consultant, Banking & Financial Services

​My BackgroundI graduated from HELP University with a bachelor's degree in Business Finance. At the beginning of my career, I wasn't sure of what kind of job I'd find passion in, but I knew I wanted to contribute meaningfully. After speaking with a friend who works in the recruitment industry, I decided to challenge myself and...

Sabrina Ng

Sabrina Ng

Associate Consultant, Sales & Marketing

​My BackgroundI spent a number of years living in Vietnam before returning to Malaysia where I graduated from the University of Nottingham with a Bachelor's Degree in Education. As I was actively involved in various youth-led organisations throughout my time at university, I've accumulated experiences in developing and facilit...

Wen Han Cheong

Wen Han Cheong

Associate Consultant, Technology

​My BackgroundPrior to Ambition, I was a mental health professional serving corporate clients and a product executive for two startups. My unique experience allowed me to develop a strong set of soft skills and professional business acumen. Soon, I discovered my passion for recruitment and have never looked back since. ...

Wei Jie Ji

Wei Jie Ji

Talent Acquisition Consultant, Asia

​​​My BackgroundI graduated from Singapore Institute of Management & Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology with a Bachelor's in Business Management. With over 8 years of experience in both external and internal recruitment across Asia as well as a strong passion for internal r...