Executive Search Experts Join Asian Golf Industry Federation

Hong Kong: SKC Future Enterprises, a company offering executive search and consultancy services to the private club, hospitality and leisure industry, has joined the Asian Golf Industry Federation.

With offices in Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Ho Chi Minh City, SKC Future Enterprises recently celebrated its eighth anniversary.

“It’s been an exciting journey during which we’ve had the privilege to work with some of the most progressive hospitality organisations in the marketplace,” said Club Consultancy and Executive Search Director Rob Bird, formerly General Manager at Singapore’s Sentosa Golf Club and Malaysia’s TPC Kuala Lumpur.

SKC Future Enterprises has a tight-knit team of professional individuals, frontline and behind the scenes, who are experienced with cultural sensitivities across the globe and have vast exposure in the hospitality industry throughout Asia and beyond.

Scott Chiesa, the company’s Managing Director, said: “We are dedicated hospitality professionals. With decades of hands-on experience in the hospitality industry, we pride ourselves on our profound understanding of the market.

“This enables us to share our knowledge and insight with clients and candidates throughout the recruitment process. Our depth of industry knowledge gives us the experience to listen and advise while offering a true consultancy service.

“Many of our clients have themselves been on a path of rapid development and evolution. We’re proud to have contributed to their progress and success through identifying, attracting and recruiting peak performers in the industry for critical positions.”

Rob Bird

Bird added: “Hospitality is all about people, relationships and customer service. As such, we invest significant time and effort in getting to know people on a personal level to establish strong long-term relationships. Our client relationships are enforced by trust, discretion and confidentiality.”

Recent developments on the consultancy side of the business have seen SKC sign multiple year agreements with both The Hong Kong Club Managers Association and Club Managers Association of Singapore to conduct on-line surveys among their member clubs, providing data and reports on subjects such as ‘Salaries’ and ‘Benefits’, and other key operational matrix.

Talks are underway to provide the same service to the Golf Course Managers Association of Malaysia.

Of these developments, Bird said the lack of availability of industry-wide data has been flagged by club managers across the region as a stumbling block.

He said: “We have developed an on-line platform which enables clubs to participate in detailed surveys and data exchange. We guarantee complete confidentiality and anonymity in the process, while providing clubs with data against which they can benchmark their own operations.

“This information is also invaluable in assisting decision making and providing committees and owners alike with the confidence they need to fully support management.”

Eric Lynge, the Asian Golf Industry Federation’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “We’re pleased to welcome SKC Future Enterprises as an Associate Business Member of the Federation.

“Many of our member companies will appreciate the placement and consultancy services that SKC Future Enterprises has to offer.”

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