Mark Robertshaw to drive European expansion of Direct Search Global

Singapore-headquartered recruitment firm Direct Search Global has appointed Mark Robertshaw as a non-executive director to drive the company’s expansion into Europe.

Robertshaw is current a director at Dominion Marine Corporate Services and Tapiit Maritime, and is best known for heading up Faststream Recruitment’s move into the Asian market. He commences the new role with Direct Search Global on August 1.

Ryan Kumar, managing director for Direct Search Global, commented: “On top of his impressive track record in the recruitment business, Mark is also a well-connected and well-respected individual in the global shipping industry. Direct Search Global is extremely pleased to have Mark join our team to support our growth plans and provide leadership guidance to our UK Team in Executive Search assignments.”

“I have known the team at Direct Search for many years and have been impressed by their knowledge of the maritime sector and their focus on delivery to client briefs. This focus on quality of service has led to their global expansion supporting their clients with recruitment internationally and I am delighted to be supporting their growth plans into Europe,” Robertshaw added.

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.
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