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Meet the Team

Chris Aukland

Chris Aukland

Group Managing Director

About MeChris is the Group Managing Director for Ambition, an international recruitment firm with offices in Singapore, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, London, Sydney and Melbourne. He has amassed over 18 years’ in the recruitment industry and is hugely passionate about helping organisations to grow their businesses by securing the r...

Jillian Yeow

Jillian Yeow

Director, Commerce & Industry

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

Associate Director, Global Business 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...

Kim-Yie Lee

Kim-Yie Lee

Associate Director, Banking and Financial Services

​​​My BackgroundI have spent over a decade in the recruitment industry, with a focus on banking and financial services. While I began my career journey at a prominent global bank, I eventually transitioned into a consultant role within the recruitment field. This shift provi...

Shanggar Ganesh

Shanggar Ganesh

Associate Director, Engineering and Procurement & Supply Chain

​​​​My BackgroundAfter studying Aerospace Engineering in the USA, I gained experience across various sectors including aviation, IT advisory, renewable energy, broadcasting, and social enterprises. This diverse background eventually led me to a fulfilling career in recruitme...

Amanda Yap

Amanda Yap

Divisional Manager, 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

Divisional Manager, 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...

Moon Thai

Moon Thai

Divisional Manager, 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...

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...

Andrew Chua

Andrew Chua

Business Manager, Global Business 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...

Shan Li Ong

Shan Li Ong

Business Manager, 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...

Lenice Hew

Lenice Hew

Managing Consultant, Global Business 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...

Zhan Meng Wong

Zhan Meng Wong

Managing Consultant, Human Resources

​​My BackgroundArmed with a degree in business studies, I transitioned into the recruitment industry right after completing my academic journey in 2018. Over the subsequent six years, I have honed my expertise across various disciplines, specialising in supply chain, engineering, and human resources (HR). Thro...

Arshanaa Lechumi

Arshanaa Lechumi

Principal Consultant, Technology

​​My BackgroundMotivated by a strong desire to connect people with the right opportunities, I entered the recruitment field five years ago and have remained committed ever since. I have worked in various markets, including Southeast Asia, Australia, and now primarily focus o...

Jay Yin

Jay Yin

Senior Consultant, Global Business 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...

Joshua Ma

Joshua Ma

Senior Consultant, Technology

​​My BackgroundPrior to Ambition, I gained valuable experience over 3 years in both internal and external recruitment across a variety of industries, including technology, advisory (with a focus on risk, financial, and management), and sales. Then, I spent a year exploring HRBP-related work within the e-commerce industry befor...

June Min Ong

June Min Ong

Senior 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...

Rebekah Kok

Rebekah Kok

Senior Consultant, RPO

​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...

Sabrina Ng

Sabrina Ng

Senior 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...

Shamita Rajah

Shamita Rajah

Senior Consultant, Banking & Financial Services

​​My BackgroundAs an Accounting & Finance graduate, I naturally began my career in audit with a Big 4 firm. Fast forward two years, I started looking for a change of scene and that is when I discovered the vibrant world of recruitment. Since making this transition, I have never looked back, finding fulfilment and immense s...

Shane Tong

Shane Tong

Senior 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...

Vimmal Desiga Vinayagam

Vimmal Desiga Vinayagam

Senior 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 ...

Wen Han Cheong

Wen Han Cheong

Senior 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. ...

Damini Sivasamy

Damini Sivasamy

Consultant, Supply Chain & Procurement

​​My BackgroundI completed my Master of Arts in International Business Management with a focus on Marketing and transitioned into the field of recruitment upon graduation. I thrive on challenges, and my experience in recruitment has honed my ability to handle objections and manage expectations for clients and candidates. Build...

Fiona Tan

Fiona Tan

Consultant, Finance & Accounting

​​​My BackgroundI graduated with a degree in psychology and brought with me solid experience in external recruitment. I thrive in the challenging and dynamic nature of recruitment, where I get to speak to people from different backgrounds while navigating objections and difficult situations. I find meaning in changing peoples'...

Jayden Gan

Jayden Gan

Consultant, Technology

​​​​My BackgroundI graduated with a Bachelor of Economics from Help University in 2022. I have always been interested in the economy and job market. Through one of my friend's introductions, I stumbled upon the recruitment industry and was captivated by the notion of how the industry ...

Keer Subramaniam

Keer Subramaniam

Consultant, Global Business Services

​​​​​My BackgroundAfter graduating with a medical degree (MBBS), I went on to complete one year of paediatric and obstetrics training at Hospital Kuala Lumpur before stepping into recruitment. I was fascinated with the recruitment industry as it provided me with an opportunity to tran...

Keshveeni Kuanasealan

Keshveeni Kuanasealan

Consultant, Banking & Financial Services

​​​My BackgroundAfter 7 years as a Chemical Engineer in the gas industry, I came to a profound realisation—I was surrounded by molecules but lacked the vital human connection. Seeking a change of scenery, I pivoted into recruitment, driven by the desire to forge meaningful connections with others. I am determined to promote ca...

Kevin Lim

Kevin Lim

Consultant, Banking and Financial Services

​​​​My BackgroundI spent the last 6 years in the general insurance industry, managing individual and corporate clients' policies. I stumbled upon the recruitment industry after catching up with a couple of peers and took the plunge into something new.  ​Roles I Recruit For

Liam Malik

Liam Malik

Consultant, Engineering

​​​My BackgroundI graduated with a degree in Chemical Engineering from Taylor's University in 2020. Initially, I struggled to find a job in engineering, which led me into the automotive sector. After a year and a half in car sales, I took up a job in engineering. However, I found myse...

Nahar Shah

Nahar Shah

Consultant, Sales & Marketing

​​​My BackgroundAfter graduating with a degree in Arts & Social Sciences from Monash University Malaysia, I embarked on my first job as an Operations Executive with a boutique printing firm in Petaling Jaya where I was responsible for the end-to-end printing process from materials procurement to delivery. Seeking a...

Shen Ju Quah

Shen Ju Quah

Consultant, Finance & Accounting

​​​My BackgroundHaving graduated with a background in finance and economics, I initially pursued a career in finance. However, I soon realised that the nature of the work did not align with my interests. Consequently, I transitioned into the recruitment industry. In my current role, I...

Sheryl Oon

Sheryl Oon

Consultant, Technology

​​​My BackgroundFrom the moment I learned about recruitment through my peers, I was intrigued by the prospect of helping others. Upon graduating with a degree in Business Administration, I decided to pursue a...

Vievien Nathan

Vievien Nathan

Consultant, Contracting

​​My BackgroundI graduated with a degree in Business Management and kicked off my career in recruitment, motivated by a sincere passion for helping individuals land meaningful employment. Throughout this journey, I have embraced continuous learning and growth, and I am dedicated to making a positive impact on people's lives.

Fatin Munirah

Fatin Munirah

Associate Consultant, Contracting

​​My BackgroundI graduated from National University of Malaysia (UKM) in 2021 with a Bachelor's Degree in English Language Studies. In a twist of fate, my career path has taken me from a background in language studies to recruitment. It all started when I was accepted as a talent acquisition intern at a multinational corporati...

Jae See

Jae See

Associate Consultant, Human Resources

​​​My BackgroundAfter graduating, I started my career in sales with a goal to enter corporate sales. However, my path took an unexpected turn when I discovered recruitment. Surprisingly, I discovered I enjoyed interacting with people and improving my communication skills. Now, two years into recruitment, I find fulfillment in ...

Jasmin Efendieva

Jasmin Efendieva

Associate Consultant, Sales & Marketing

​​​​My BackgroundAfter completing a Diploma in Liberal Arts, I have explored roles such as sales, customer service, and hospitality across Kuala Lumpur. With my experience in different industries including F&B and retail, I have decided to take my people-oriented skillset to a car...

Justin Lai

Justin Lai

Associate Consultant, Global Business Services

​​​​My BackgroundA business development professional with experiences spanning five years across different industries and international markets. ​Roles I Recruit ForI focus on recruiting for finance and accounting roles within the shared services space.​Outside of Ambition

Soraya Faisal

Soraya Faisal

Associate Consultant, Technology

​​​​​My BackgroundWith a background in mechanical engineering and renewable energy, I began my career in the manufacturing industry as an internal sales engineer. I quickly realised that my true passion lay in sales. This led me to explore various industries, including retail, to hone...

Xander Boden

Xander Boden

Associate Consultant, Technology

​​​​My BackgroundEquipped with a background in performing arts, I attempted to make my mark on the Malaysian arts scene by delving into acting, working on commercials, films, and various small projects with outcomes ranging from modest to notable success. However, the pandemic prompted a shift, leading me into a ...

Zy Eyen Lim

Zy Eyen Lim

Associate Consultant, Technology

​​​​​My BackgroundFollowing my graduation from Monash University Malaysia with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychological Science, I embarked on my career journey as a researcher at a digital agency. During this time, I honed my data analysis skills and developed a strong understanding of the property market. Now, I am ready t...

Amanda Lee

Amanda Lee

Talent & Research, Consultant, Global Business Services

​​​​​My BackgroundA graduate in International Communications with a deep curiosity about people. My passion is to understand the recruitment industry and connect with professionals.​Roles I Recruit ForI specialise in recruiting high-calibre Finance...

Sam Lim

Sam Lim

Talent Acquisition Consultant, Asia

​​​​​​​My BackgroundI graduated from Taylor's University with a degree in International Business and Marketing. My professional journey began at a reputable cloud-based enterprise software company, where I served as a Business Development Consultant for over a year. Eager for new challenges, I transitioned into recruitment, in...