Boyden Asia/Pacific sees growth across the region with new hires and promotions

Boyden announces new partners, principals and promotions in Australia, India, Japan, Singapore and Thailand

APAC growth

Boyden welcomes new partners and promotions; Philip Graham and Catherine Miller in Australia, Kashinath Vishwanath in India, Neil Bevan in Japan, Christa Espaldon and Kent Yar in Singapore and John Gordon Holm in Thailand

Tokyo, Singapore, Bangkok, Mumbai, Sydney, Oct. 23, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Boyden, a leading global leadership and talent consulting firm, is pleased to welcome new partners Neil Bevan in Japan, Kent Yar in Singapore and John Gordon Holm in Thailand and the new director Kashinath Vishwanath in India. The regional team also celebrated the promotions from director to partner of Krista Espalden in Singapore, Philip Graham in Australia and the promotion to director of Kathryn Miller in Australia. As the firm nurtures its next-generation talent, the next progression from Principal is to Partnership.

William J. Farrell, Managing Partner and Board Member, Boyden, commented, “These remarkable professionals enhance our capabilities locally and in the region as a whole. We are pleased to welcome them and celebrate their career success. The power of our cross-border collaboration delivers results for clients looking for new skills and future-focused leaders.
Our teams are energized by customer opportunities and help shape tomorrow’s organizations”.

Boyden is one of the leading executive search firms in the Asia/Pacific region, with 14 offices across the region providing executive search and leadership consulting. Through a collaborative footprint and collegial culture, the dedicated teams deliver outstanding talent to leading digital organizations, family businesses, local businesses, PE and VC backed firms and multinationals.

New Tokyo partner Neil Bevan brings nearly 25 years of experience in executive recruitment, training and human capital consulting in the technology, electronics and industrial sectors. With a background in founding and leading successful recruitment firms, he has extensive experience serving Japanese, European and American clients. Former professional rugby player in South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, Argentina, America and Japan.

New Singapore partner Kent Yar brings over 10 years of executive search and consulting experience, specializing in the aerospace, aviation and defense industries. He uses his deep understanding of the region, his strategic acumen and business acumen in conducting searches for senior officers and boards of local and international organizations. Fluent in English, Mandarin and Taiwanese.

New partner in Bangkok John Gordon Holm has lived and worked in the region for 30 years in recruitment strategy and consulting with leading global brands. Formerly Managing Director of an international executive search firm leading growth in Southeast Asia serving clients in the energy, logistics, e-commerce, fintech and industrial sectors. He is a Committee Member of DEI, the British Chamber of Commerce in Thailand.

New Bangalore Director Kashinath Vishwanath is a technology leader in India, with 20 years of experience leading C-suite searches across all technology functions for Fortune 500 companies, startups, family-owned conglomerates and venture capital firms. Previously, he was Principal Partner, Technology at an Indian HR consulting and executive search firm. Kashinath is fluent in English, Kannada and Hindi.

Boyden has seen exceptional growth in the Asia/Pacific region, including the addition of a 17-person team from Stones International in China, Hong Kong and Singapore in 2020, as well as prominent executive search experts in platform technology and HR leadership.

About Boyden

Boyden is a leading leadership and talent consulting firm with more than 70 offices in over 45 countries. Our global reach allows us to serve the needs of clients wherever they do business. We connect great companies with great leaders through executive search, interim management and leadership consulting solutions. Boyden is ranked among the top companies of on Forbes America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms 2023. For more information, visit


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