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Nigel Chinnock

Nigel Chinnock

President and CEO

Nigel Chinnock is a specialist Executive Recruiter for the Direct Selling and Direct Marketing Industries. Nigel has been successful in placing C Level Executives, Regional Directors, Country Management and Senior Executive Level Management into his clients in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong, China, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, India, North America, EU (including Russia) and Latin America. Further to executive level search, Nigel has successfully placed numerous candidates into the disciplines of Sales, Marketing, Finance, Digital Marketing, Operations, Research and Development, Logistics, Information Technology, Distributor Relations, Customer Service and other positions during his time as an executive search professional.

Nigel's reach and network within the Direct Selling and Direct Marketing Industries is extensive and covers all global markets. Nigel offers a “Hands on approach” to finding and introducing the best talent from the Industry to his clients around the globe.

Nigel is passionate about this business and is always working hard on expanding his specialized network.

Masako Kumagai

Masako Kumagai

Representative Director / Office Manager

Languages: Japanese, English

"Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful” -- Albert Schweitzer

Hadrien Bio

Hadrien Mariou

Senior Managing Partner

Languages: French, English, Japanese, Spanish

Executive Recruiter for the Consumer Goods industry specializing in Omni-Channel i.e Retail, E-Commerce, Direct Selling and Marketing businesses. Hadrien has been successful in placing Country Managers and Mid to Sr. Level Executives throughout the Asia Pacific region as well as major countries in Latin America, Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Hadrien understands what EQ skills candidates need in a specific corporate environment and leverages his knowledge of business functions to fill critical positions. Hadrien uses his passion and drive to help place top talent, partnering with clients across the world.

"Seek those for whom power is a cross, not a dream" -- Unknown

Mike Armstrong

Mike Armstrong

Partner, Technology

Languages: English, Japanese

Mike is an Executive Recruiter specializing in the Japan and Asia markets since 2004. His area of focus includes cloud enterprise, enterprise software, digital media, e-commerce, AdTech, mobile, MarTech, online payment, FinTech, and cyber security.

Mike maintains strong client relationships with start-up, mid-sized and global fortune 500 technology companies in Japan and around APAC. He is consistently selected as the preferred vendor of choice to execute the most challenging of search assignments. Mike also provides market entry support for a multitude of sectors and his industry network boasts a wealth of experienced multilingual professionals at all organizational levels.

Mike’s recent track record includes successful introductions for: President Japan, Managing Director Japan, Country Manager, VP of APAC, Senior Sales Manager, Marketing Manager, Head of Business Development (e-commerce), Customer Success Director and Pre-Sales Director.

"Success is about making your life a special version of unique that fits who you are—not what other people want you to be." -- Mark Cuban

Janine Nobuka

Janine Nobuka

Business Intelligence and Operations Manager / Senior Consultant

Languages: English, Japanese

Janine is an experienced multi-function recruitment professional with a successful record working with diverse, large-scale corporate environments as well as smaller, less-defined start-up company settings. With her combination of research, sales, and executive search recruiting experience she utilizes her bicultural background to partner with multinational companies to provide support and find the right strategic leadership.

Some of Janine’s areas of expertise in recruitment include functions such as Executive & Management, Marketing, Operations, Finance, Sales, Human Resources, Information Technology.

"Everything is in a state of flux, including the status quo." -- Robert Byrne

Anders Johnson

Anders Johnson

Senior Consultant

Languages: English, Japanese

Specializing in AI/Fintech and Direct Selling - Anders has placed executives in Sales, Marketing, Finance, and General Management for his clients in Asia, North America and Europe. Anders has a passion for emerging tech including deep learning and blockchain, and is eager to further promote their adoption by supporting the talent needs of companies that utilize such technologies.

"Anything that is measured and watched, improves" -- Bob Parsons

Keita Ueda

Keita Ueda


Languages: Japanese, English

"He who is to be a good ruler must have first been ruled" -- Aristotle

Matthew Leung

Matthew Leung


Languages: English, Cantonese

“A man that flies from his fear may find that he has only taken a short cut to meet it.” - J.R.R Tolkien

ASENSHIA is a specialized International Executive search firm that stands out from the rest through superior industry knowledge, professionalism, quality service and integrity. We have a distinguished track record in helping organizations find and recruit top professionals who will drive business forward in an ever changing and dynamic marketplace. In addition, we are a global network of professionals skilled both in establishing start-ups in their local market, as well as leading existing medium to large size organizations.

We recognize that well developed relationships with our clients and candidates ensure our ability to provide the best service possible.

Our market knowledge is your advantage.

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3F SHINKOH Nishi-Azabu Bldg, 2-11-2, Nishi-Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 106-0031

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5F 4001 South 700 East Salt Lake City, Utah 84107

Hong Kong

Level 12, Infinitus Plaza, 199 Des Voeux Road, Central, Sheung Wan, HK

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