Publicity May 2015

Partnering secures talent

Specialist profile: Angela Pham

Last month Angela Pham became a manager at the global recruitment firm Robert Walters, leading the legal, compliance and risk team.

Pham’s team of five specialist consultants works with law firms and businesses across all industries, sourcing qualified lawyers and other in-house legal professionals, compliance experts and risk managers.

Originally from Vietnam, Pham has spent the last decade in Japan, where she obtained her degree in business management from Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University in Oita Prefecture. Fluent in Japanese and English, she leads a diverse and accomplished team, with members from Taiwan, the United States and Japan.

Joshua Bryan, director of the financial services, HR and legal division believes Pham really delivers for clients.

“Angela makes full use of her resourcefulness and natural charisma, always ensuring that she leaves no stone unturned when it comes to her clients’ business-critical search assignments”, he said.

Pham says the positive economic backdrop, and an increasing need for bilingual in-house legal professionals within the pharmaceutical, solar and consumer industries, has led to more competitive packages for candidates.

“There is significant competition now among both Japanese and multinational corporations to secure the best legal talent in the Tokyo market”, she said. “With demand exceeding supply, my team has found the most success when partnering closely with organisations on their recruitment strategies: helping them to implement streamlined processes and better showcase the attractive careers they have on offer”.