Growing the Malaysian business

Sally Raj

Sally Raj joined Robert Walters in 2006 with the remit to set up the sales and marketing specialist recruitment division in the Kuala Lumpur office. 

"I began my career with Robert Walters Malaysia in 2006. I was drawn to the company’s strong and established global brand name, which was renowned for its quality service and standards. The opportunity to be a pioneer hire in their newly-established Kuala Lumpur office was one I couldn't pass up on.

Divisional growth

When I first joined the company, I was responsible for establishing and growing the sales & marketing specialist recruitment division in the Kuala Lumpur office. Over the years, the company expanded quickly to cover professional recruitment across the FMCG, retail, healthcare, pharmaceutical, media and broadcasting, engineering IT&T, HR as well as supply chain and logistics sectors.

We have also grown the banking and financial services team into three specialised key areas; front office, legal, risk and compliance and finance and operations. The other growth area is commerce finance and shared services.  

How we promote from within

In April 2010, I was offered the opportunity to head up the Malaysia office and was promoted to Country Manager, and in 2015 I was promoted to managing director. I am a strong advocate of our company’s ‘promote-from-within’ policy. It gives me great satisfaction to develop the skill sets and expertise of industry professionals, and watch them grow into highly successful specialist recruiters.

With an extensive global network and a strong sharing culture across the offices, Robert Walters has opened my eyes to a whole new world of regional and global business perspectives. For driven professionals seeking a career with comprehensive training and international mobility opportunities, Robert Walters is dedicated to developing its people and with offices across the world, the opportunities are endless.”

I am a strong advocate of our company’s “promote-from-within” policy. It gives me great satisfaction to develop the skill sets and expertise of industry professionals, and watch them grow into highly successful specialist recruiters.

Take a look at some more of our success stories and find out how we can help you to grow your career with us. See how Joanne Chua went from consultant to associate director in Singapore.

Interested in a career with us? Please send an up-to-date CV to tricia.tan@robertwalters.com.sg, regional talent acquisition manager for South East Asia.

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