Ash Raivadera is Managing Director, South Asia in the Partner Practice Group, establishing our Singapore office in 2016. He works closely with his colleagues throughout the region and world to present and identify more opportunities with major international laws firms. With a focus on senior-level search, Ash works closely with his Associate Practice Group colleagues in Hong Kong to help firms in Singapore fill their more junior needs as well.
As a father of three girls, Ash, along with his wife, spends most of his spare time ferrying the kids to ballet, netball, music and drama classes. Ash is also a keen cricketer, still playing the veterans version of the game, which is much slower than it used to be.
Ash is an English-qualified solicitor who spent five years in London law firms before heading to Singapore. He moved to Singapore in 1999, where he embarked on a career in legal recruitment with an Asian-based executive search firm. In January 2001, he joined the Singapore office of global recruitment specialist Robert Walters, where he helped establish and run the legal recruitment desk for Southeast Asia. From there, he moved to global legal recruitment specialist Hughes-Castell as a senior consultant and business development manager in 2003, leaving them at the end of 2005 to establish his own firm, ATR Associates Pte Ltd.
He has extensive experience assisting international law firms, banks and international corporations in various industry sectors. In more recent years, Ash worked on counsel and partner placements with international law firms in Singapore and Southeast Asia, providing strategic advice and detailed market analysis to global, regional and local heads.
De Montfort University, Leicester, UK: Common Professional Exam and Law Society Finals
University of York, UK: BA, Economics, with honors
Loughborough Grammar School: A Levels/Head of School