Specialist professional recruitment firm Robert Walters announces the appointment of Toby Fowlston as the new Chief Executive Officer for Asia Pacific. He takes overall responsibility for Robert Walters’ operations across 13 countries and regions including Southeast Asia, Greater China, North Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
Prior to the appointment, Toby held the role as Managing Director of Robert Walters Southeast Asia. His
recruitment experience started in Robert Walters UK where he assumed overall responsibility for the
London business in 2012.
He moved to Singapore in 2013, leading and growing the Southeast Asian recruitment business. Key initiatives include developing the Balik Bayan campaign in the Philippines to attract Filipinos currently living and working abroad to come home, with similar initiatives successfully implemented in various Southeast Asian offices.
Toby’s remit covers the businesses in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia,
New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. He is based in the Singapore office
‘’After 20 years working for the Robert Walters Group, I am very fortunate to have had the benefit of
working for a growing global business and being afforded some wonderful experiences in different parts
of the world. We are extremely well positioned in Asia Pacific as a specialised recruitment consultancy
that is consistently providing quality service to clients and candidates. I look forward to the new
challenge and working with a very experienced leadership team across the APAC region whilst
continuing to support our clients and candidates and further growing the careers of our own people”
With a well-established strategy that has underpinned growth since its first office opened in London in
1985, Robert Walters now operates in 30 countries with 73% of its revenue deriving from its non-UK