Vincent Swift

Vincent Swift


Currently employed at, Vinarco, Bank Systems (1999) Ltd, Wright Company

Previous: TRANSEARCH Asia-Pacific, Gravitas Partnership, Crestcom, Heidrick & Struggles, Leo Burnett, Advertising Agencies in UK


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    Investor in FinTech, New Media and Digital Solutions. Previously managing companies in Professional Services and Human Capital across Asia. Currently: Founder (Venture Capital) Chairman Bank Systems 1999 Ltd (Operating Systems) Chairman (Online ID verification/validation) Chairman Vinarco Group (Professional/Technical Services). Formerly: 2008 Chairman Worldwide of Association of Executive Search Consultants 2006-2009 Chairman Asia-Pacific of Association of Executive Search Consultants. Regional Practice Leader at Heidrick & Struggles. Founder/CEO of Wright Company Executive Search MD/Chairman of Leo Burnett Hong Kong, China, Thailand. British, born Liverpool, graduated in Chemistry from Oxford University. Managing Companies in Asia since 1986.




From January 2007 to Present


At Vinarco

From December 2002 to Present
Founder and Chairman of a multi-disciplinary provider of human capital solutions in major industry verticals: Oil & Gas, Power, Telecoms, Aviation, Railways, Renewables, Infrastructure, Hospitality. Operations in 8 markets across Asia.


At Bank Systems (1999) Ltd

From December 1999 to Present

Managing Director

At Wright Company

From July 1993 to Present
Founded this high-end search firm in SEAsia/Greater China. Brought it into the TRANSEARCH network in 2004, and took over leadership of TRANSEARCH in Asia-Pacific


At TRANSEARCH Asia-Pacific

From April 2004 to November 2017
Managing the TRANSEARCH network of Executive Search firms across the region with principal responsibility for our offices in Hong Kong, Greater China, SEAsia and Australia. The other offices in TRANSEARCH Asia-Pacific are Japan, India and Malaysia.


At Gravitas Partnership

From January 2002 to December 2015
Human Capital Advisory for Gravitas Partnership, including talent acquisition via the TRANSEARCH network of retained executive search firms, Leadership Development and Re-structuring. Asia-Pacific focus.

Development Director, Asia

At Crestcom

From June 1995 to 2009
Major investor in development of Crestcom in Asia. Responsible for franchisee recruitment for Crestcom in Asia-Pacific utilising the resources of the TRANSEARCH network of retained executive search firms. Member of Crestcom's International Advisory Council 2001-2009.

Chairman China, Managing Director Hong Kong

At Leo Burnett

From April 1983 to May 1993
Managed full P&L and all functions for Leo Burnett in Hong Kong, China and Thailand. Converted Leo Burnett Thailand from 50:50 JV to 100% wholly-owned entity. Established Leo Burnett China.

Client Service Director

At Advertising Agencies in UK

From January 1979 to March 1983
Managed International accounts for British and European Multinationals


  • Leadership development
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Recrutement
  • Restructuration

Centres d'intérêt

  • Africa
  • Central America
  • Leadership Development.
  • Military History
  • Persian Carpets
  • Photography
  • Soccer
  • Sports: Rugby
  • Travel: Asia