The People At Work Joins AltoPartners: AltoPartners Cements Foothold Across South East Asia and Shanghai

January 06, 2021 Share this article:

Following a year of celebrated growth in 2020 for the AltoPartners group through the addition of new member firms in Mexico, Hong Kong, Spain, Morocco, and Colombia, AltoPartners continues its strong growth momentum into 2021. As the fastest growing leading alliance of boutique retained executive search and leadership consulting firms, AltoPartners is proud to announce that The People At Work - Asian talent experts - has joined the group to add on-the-ground expertise in Singapore and China.

Founded in 2000, The People at Work has offices in Singapore, China, Philippines and Malaysia dedicated to helping multinational organisations navigate the Asian markets as they build out their business operations across Asia. The People At Work’s team is comprised of experienced professionals from different industry backgrounds who know Asia well, as demonstrated by the firm’s successful search track record of over 20 years. The addition of The People At Work increases the AltoPartners global footprint to 61 offices in 36 countries across the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.

Joo-Lee AW, Managing Partner of The People At Work (TPAW), says: “Joining the right international network is a crucial decision as today’s businesses are interconnected globally more than ever. AltoPartners offers a solid network of diverse and strong partner firms located in all key international cities. With AltoPartners, we can leverage on local market knowledge which gives companies strong assurance that their business interests and leadership needs will be looked after, wherever on the map they desire to put their footprint”.

Sonal Agrawal, AltoPartners Global Chair, says: “We are grateful for our continued growth over 2020 and the fact that our member firms recognise the added values and benefits that come with a group like ours. Our presence in Asia expanded in 2020 through Fowler Fox & Co joining us in Hong Kong, and now with The People At Work in Singapore and China. Asia remains an important territory for our clients and having on-the-ground expertise that the team from TPAW bring is invaluable. I am delighted to welcome Joo-Lee Aw and her team to AltoPartners.”

With 61 offices in 36 countries, AltoPartners maintains a strong presence in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific. For the complete list of partner companies and territories we cover, please visit


About AltoPartners

Established in 2006, AltoPartners is a leading international alliance of retained executive search and leadership consulting firms that combines the reach of a global network with the local knowledge and entrepreneurial spirit of independent partners working together to find the client’s perfect candidate fit. Today the alliance covers 61 offices in 36 countries and is ranked in the Top 10 Global Search Firms. Our proven assessment and search methodologies, industry expertise, existing network of professional contacts, and our impressive timelines provide our clients and candidates with the best results at every opportunity. The AltoPartners alliance has created a distinctive force in executive search worldwide, giving global coverage across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. For more information about the work we do and the countries we cover, please visit

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About The People At Work

Since their start in 2000, The People at Work have built a strong reputation and track record as Asia Talent Experts serving the senior talent needs of international companies. The People At Work know how clients think not only in terms of local business, but also in terms of regional, and global growth. Today they have offices and teams in Singapore, Shanghai, Manila and Kuala Lumpur and extend their reach through the global AltoPartners network. Whether you are setting up your first Asian office, expanding operations in emerging markets or building the next generation of leaders, The People At Work understand you and are well placed to support your business.

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