Meet the team

Alena Salakhova, Regional Director

Alena Salakhova, Managing Director Asia (excl. Japan)

With over a decade of experience within recruitment across the world, Alena has developed a good understanding of various markets, specialisms and the art of headhunting. She has proficient understanding of the markets in APAC and is a key leader in our business. 

Karminder Walia, Team Manager

Karminder Walia, Contracts Team Manager

Karminder has almost 10 years of recruitment experience, and has a comprehensive understanding of the contractual market along with its demanding requirements for the technology space. He also loves playing cricket and have represented at a national level back in India.

Tahmid Bin Zafar, Head of Contracts Division

Tahmid Bin Zafar, Head of Contracts Division

Tahmid started as a trainee in 2014 and has since developed into a Team Manager and doubled the size of his team from 2018. He is extremely well-versed in Contracts, is known to be a great mentor and definitely leads by example. He's also an advocate for great customer experience. 

Kate Silaeva, Head of Permanent Division

With 15 years of recruitment experience across Asia and Europe and relocating to Singapore 7 years ago, Kate has held multiple leadership roles and have established a solid reputation in talent solutions across Asia. She successfully scaled various practices for recruitment companies, have set up new lines of businesses and is highly valued for her commercial acumen.

Joel Foo, Team Manager

Joel Foo, Team Manager

Joel has a strong background within Front Office Banking recruitment in Singapore and has joined Huxley to grow the team here. He is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to hiring within this space and you would always find his clients coming to him for advice. Apart from recruitment, Joel is also a fitness enthusiast. 

Anastasia Horoscuka, Specialist Consultant

After working for a HR tech start-up, Anastasia has discovered her interest for the tech scene and joined Huxley to specialise within development roles. If you're a developer who wish to engage in tech talks, do reach out! Outside of work, she enjoys fitness, travelling and is basically up for any adventure. 

Desmond Lim

Desmond Lim, Senior Consultant

Desmond possess the experience of supporting Fortune 10 Tech MNCs, hyper-growth start-ups, and everything else in-between in their hiring strategies. He also explored E-Sports, Corporate Promotions for a Ride-hailing App and even Proprietary Trading with a boutique hedge fund.

Deren Phang, Specialist Consultant

Deren Phang, Specialist Consultant

Deren studied in the University at Buffalo for 4 years and 2 years at the New York Campus, graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. He comes with experience in Business Banking, working alongside several clients to identify their business challenges, as well as provide tailored solutions that can support them. Outside of work, Deren loves reading across genres in fiction and history!

Anca Pop, Senior Consultant

Anca has supported cybersecurity professionals ranging from technical cyber engineers, Pen-Testers to ITGRC specialists to find new, exciting jobs where they can fulfil their potential. Apart from this, she is a people-person and a champion for customer experience.

Vladimir Baskov, Business Development Manager

Vladimir Baskov, Country Manager HK

Vladimir started his Huxley journey as a recruitment consultant for the Compliance space in Hong Kong. He subsequently took on the role of a Business Development Country Lead and works closely with the team in Singapore. Aside from recruitment, he is great at skiing, kiteboarding, paragliding, and is a lover for any great adventure. 

Dexy Susandy, Candidate Consultant

Dexy Susandy, Specialist Consultant

Dexy moved to Hong Kong from Indonesia to study at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, where she graduated with Bachelor degree majoring in Chemistry and a Minor in Business. She possess knowledge in Banking and Finance with niche knowledge in FI Consulting. In her free time she enjoys table tennis and building Lego.

Niwas Nallasamy

Niwas Nallasamy, Senior Consultant

Specialising in Governance, Niwas possess a strong track record in placing professionals across all levels up to C-Suite levels into Financial Services and Technology sectors across APAC. He believes in fostering authentic long-term relationships. Outside of work, he is an avid reader of various genres, and gives a 5 star rating for The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas.

Nasirah Hussain

Nasirah Hussain, Specialist Consultant

Nasirah had worked in Retail, Banking & Finance and eCommerce sectors specialising in customer service, management, sales, and marketing roles. She had graduated from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) with a Bachelor of Business in Management. Outside of work, Nasirah loves to play sports such as Badminton and Captains Ball.

Dalpreet Kaur

Dalpreet Kaur, Senior Consultant

Dalpreet started her recruitment journey right after graduating from University of Malaysia. She specialised mostly on technology and contract hiring since then. In a span of 5 years, she has developed a strong foundation in this space. In her free time, she likes to bake and is known for her butter cakes and cookies!

Yvette Yao

Yvette Yao, Specialist Consultant

Yvette possess 3 years of relationship management experience within front office retail banking across B2B and B2C markets. A people-person, she is confident in establishing genuine relationships across C-Suite levels in MNCs. She has a friendly disposition, loves meeting new people, and enjoys learning about their lives and their backgrounds.

Alphon Ang

Alphon Ang, Specialist Consultant

Alphon possesses extensive knowledge of the banking industry, recruitment and talent management. Having joined the recruitment industry back in 2020, he is well-versed in placing both permanent and contract positions within the Banking & Finance sectors, as well as perational and administrative aspects of recruitment.

Nadiah, Marican

Nadiah Marican, Specialist Consultant

Nadiah has been in recruitment for 8 years with experience in Luxury Retail & FMCG. Moving into Financial Services and Banking, she is looking to bridge the talent gap and support talent in finding their dream roles. Aside from work, she loves reading books, window shopping and spending quality time with her family.

Niharika Shrivastava

Niharika Shrivastava, Senior Contract Management Consultant

Niharika has over 8 years of experience in the Singapore contracting environment, within the IT space. She is well-versed with the full life cycle of contractor management from onboarding to exit, and prides herself to be an approachable and solution-oriented person.

Goh Jin Pin, Specialist Consultant

Goh Jin Pin, Specialist Consultant

With extensive knowledge having worked in the legal sector, Jin Pin was keen to take on a mid-career switch. To him, it was a natural choice to venture into compared to other jobs as he enjoys interacting with people and find fulfilment in helping people. Outside of work, he enjoys cycling, swimming, and playing football.

Bonnâe Ogunlade-Gillan, Senior Consultant

Bonnâe Ogunlade-Gillan, Senior Consultant

With over 10 years’ of experience working with Marketing professionals in the fast-changing environment of Media and Advertising, Bonnâe's passion for people is the reason she decided to pursue a recruitment career and she takes on the role with enthusiasm, empathy and tenacity. Away from the office she loves reading, working out, dancing and spending time eating and drinking red wine with friends and family.

Kaustubh Phadke, Senior Consultant

Kaustubh Phadke, Senior Consultant 

Having been in recruitment for almost 5 years, Kaustubh brings a vast amount of people-skills moving into the Technology recruitment space. Strongly passionate about the industry and hold an optimistic outlook about its development in Singapore, he also enjoys gaming with my friends, and watching football and a diehard Liverpool FC fan outside of work.

Shyamolee Kapoor, Specialist Consultant

Shyamolee Kapoor, Specialist Consultant

Having lived in a multicultural society with a background in Psychology, Shyamolee had the opportunity to work with people of diverse talents and cultures to address their challenges. These experiences sparked her passion for becoming a solutions provider, emphasising the value of building and nurturing trusted relationships.