Sean Tong 唐伯雄

Partner | Head of Asia

Hong Kong, Singapore

As a Partner and Head of Asia, Sean is based in our Singapore office leading teams of respected HR recruiters supporting our clients and HR candidates across South East Asia, Hong Kong, China and Japan. He delivers retained searches, partnering CEOs and boards to appoint Chief HR Officers and regional Heads of HR. He helps them build high performance regional and country HR teams in Asia. With 18 years of consulting experience, Sean takes a research-centric approach and has an extensive HR network as a brand extension for clients in securing the best talent. Sean graduated with an honours degree in accounting and finance from The University of London and is qualified as a chartered accountant. He has worked in China, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore and speaks both Mandarin and English fluently.

Sean’s testimonials

Vice President, International Compensation and Benefits | Stryker

“I did partner with Sean to recruit a key HR role in APAC. He is easy to work with, highly professional, enthusiastic, patient and has a fantastic network in APAC. He did a great job selecting only great candidates and coaching them for interviews. Thank you Sean for always being positive and helping me achieve this search.”

Bertrand Flueck

Vice President Global Talent and HR Operational Excellence | Avon

“Sean is a highly professional and knowledgeable recruiting consultant. Sean partners with you and is very quick to understand the client’s needs including technical, experience, industry, leadership skills and cultural fit required for the position. He effectively searches his own extensive network and beyond – to find quality candidates. Sean is engaging and represents his clients well to all stakeholders and I have no hesitation in recommending Sean.”

Larissa (Long) O’Donovan

Vice President, Chief People Officer | VNG Corporation

“I have known Sean for more than seven years now and what I liked most about him was his ability to strike a personal rapport as well as his networking within the HR community in APAC. I worked with him and the team on mandates to hire HR for my teams. Sean has been a pleasure to work with and he has built a fantastic team in Singapore and I am sure of recommending him to other industry colleagues as well as potential candidates. All the best, Sean!”

Abhishek Mathur

Chief of Staff | ASUS Intelligent Cloud Services

“Sean is simply a brilliant Talent Acquisition leader. A good HR professional is one who has attained mastery in their respective functional domain. A great HR professional is one who combines skill mastery with a strong sense of purpose. The latter is how I accord Sean to be. I had worked with Sean on an assignment and from that experience, I can testify that he not only does what a good Talent Acquisition leader would do, he would put in that extra 110% effort to ensure that the work is done well, no matter if it is the weekend or not. Sean has indeed won over my respect. He is simply one of the best!”

Chek Wee FOO

Global HR, Senior Director | ASM International

“Sean is one of the best – if not best headhunters I have worked with so far. Both in strategic partnering as well tactical and operational execution he and his team did an amazing job on our HR jobs in a very short time with multiple stakeholders around the globe!”

Riemer Ike Fokkema

Head of HR, APAC | Bose

“Sean is an excellent partner in either searching for the right candidate that fits the company or supporting the candidate in their job search. He is highly approachable, authentic and dedicates time to understand and listen to the needs from both the client’s and candidate’s perspective. Having known him through the years, he is one who truly values long-term relations and is always ready to provide a listening ear and good advice when asked. He is someone whom I will trust to find the right caliber of candidate for the company. Thank you, Sean, for the great partnership over the years and many more ahead.”

Sharon Chan

Sean's Jobs

SEAN’s Insights

  • Hong Kong

Frazer Jones Hong Kong 2021 Q1 Update

  • Posted April 24, 2021
We have made it through the first quarter of 2021, one filled with several exciting HR shifts in entirely new directions, and a few seemingly slight directional manoeuvres and adjustments that are nonetheless set to affect how the HR industry moves forward as we enter Q2 and the rest of the year. Globally, Frazer Jones […]
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IWD2021 #ChooseToChallenge: Eleana Choy

  • Posted March 19, 2021
Disclaimer: Please note that all commentary and opinions provided in this interview are those of the individual and not the organisation/company they are employed by.  How can female leaders ensure they get a seat at the table?  Don’t wait to be invited. We have a right to bring our experience and expertise to the table. […]
  • Global Impact Series

IWD2021 #ChooseToChallenge: Ingrid D’Lima

  • Posted March 16, 2021
Disclaimer: Please note that all commentary and opinions provided in this interview are those of the individual and not the organisation/company they are employed by.  What does “choose to challenge” mean to you?  Women are often seen favourably when they advocate for others but unfavourably when an individual advocates for herself. This also alludes to […]
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60 seconds with a rising star: Jason Neo, South-Asia recruitment lead at QBE

  • Posted December 13, 2018
In this interview, Jason Neo shares his passion for recruitment, his greatest career lesson to date, and what he likes most about working at QBE Asia Pacific. Jason heads up recruitment for South Asia and is based in Singapore. Along with his colleagues in the region, he supports all recruitment strategies and activities within the Asia […]

View from the Top: Q&A with Sanjiv Agarwal at Swiss Re

  • Posted July 3, 2018
As the first in what will be a regular series of Q&A’s with HR leaders in Asia, Brian Hardiman from Frazer Jones Singapore interviewed Sanjiv Agarwal to get his views on current HR trends and his perspective on the future of HR as someone with a View from the Top. Sanjiv Agarwal is an internationally experienced HR […]

International women’s day – interview with NG Ying Yuan, Singapore economic development board

  • Posted March 1, 2017
Frazer Jones is proud to be supporting International Women’s Day 2017. We have interviewed a series of our female clients asking them how they have been bold for change #BeBoldForChange Frazer Jones interviewed NG Ying Yuan, Executive Director, Human Resources and Organisation Development at Singapore Economic Development Board What advice would you give aspiring women […]