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Simon Mansfield

Simon Mansfield serves as managing partner, based in the firm’s London office. Read more >

Simon Mansfield serves as managing partner, based in the firm’s London office.

Simon has spent the last 14 years working in executive search after a career in international banking that spanned nearly 25 years, during which time he worked in investment banking roles with Chase Manhattan Bank, Banque Paribas and Standard Chartered Bank, at various times based in London, New York, Hong Kong and Singapore.

The majority of Simon's search experience includes recruiting board members and key positions for global firms in the financial services, advanced technology & telecommunications, industrial, and life science sectors. He has considerable experience operating in the developing and emerging markets around the globe.

He was formerly chief executive of an international financial services search firm based in Singapore, where he helped to build the company in Europe and Asia. He was global account manager to the firm's largest account and was directly responsible for assignments in the UK, US, Asia, Middle East and Africa.

Before joining DHR International, Simon was regional manager, EMEA, for Stanton Chase International.

Simon gained an Honours degree in Economics from the University of Exeter, latterly attending Ashridge Business School.

Simon is a main board member of the Chase Alumni Association and is a serving magistrate in the City of Westminster. He is also a governor of Moorfields Eye Hospital, a director of The Queen's Club in London, and a board member of the Tennis & Rackets Association. He is also an active member of the Society of Business Economists and the Society of Technical Analysts. Simon is a keen player of Real (Court) Tennis and most other racquet sports.

Simon is married to Tricia, with whom he has two teenage children and lives in London. < Read less



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