Vincent Swift is Chairman, Asia-Pacific, of TRANSEARCH International and a Board Director of TRANSEARCH plc, the network s UK-incorporated holding company. He has worked in executive search for 15 years, was the founder of TRANSEARCH Wright Company in Hong Kong, China and South-East Asia, and was formerly Senior Partner and Regional Practice Leader Asia-Pacific of Heidrick & Struggles. In addition to his regional management responsibilities for TRANSEARCH, Vincent is active in search in Board Services and in Financial Services, Consumer, and Industrial practice areas, on a regional basis. In 2008, he was elected Chairman of the Asia-Pacific Council of the Association of Executive Search Consultants ( www.aesc.org ) for the third year in succession and in the same year was elected Chairman of the AESC s Worldwide Board. He is the first person from Asia-Pacific to have attained this position. Prior to entering the Search profession, Vincent spent 15 years in international advertising including 10 years running Leo Burnett s offices in Hong Kong, Mainland China (which he established in 1992) and Thailand. Vincent is British, born in Liverpool, holds Bachelor s and Master s degrees in Chemistry from Oxford University, has lived in Asia for 25 years, is a permanent resident of Hong Kong, speaks French and Thai, and enjoys sports, travel and Asian cuisines.