Daren John Kemp


Office Location: London

Phone: +44 20 70754000

Daren Kemp is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ London office where he covers senior leadership appointments across the financial services and industrial sectors. Daren is a member of the CEO & Board Practice, and also leads the exclusive Leadership Transition and Portfolio Advisory Program to a select cadre of successful executives and newly appointed executives.

Daren was formerly the global head of the Industrial Practice, covering the full spectrum of manufacturing, transport and logistics, natural resources, as well as the energy and resource sustainability sectors. He was also chairman of the strategic partners program, the firm’s client service program.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Daren spent many years in the US and Europe before returning to Asia as both managing director and CEO of Akamai Financial Markets (executive search) Asia Pacific, formerly Alexander Mann, for five years. Before that, he was a director for Executive Access Asia in both Hong Kong and Japan.

Daren started his financial career with Robert/Jardine Fleming, covering Korean, Japanese and Taiwanese technology companies among others. He remained with the firm for 12 years working within emerging markets in Japan, Hong Kong, London, and New York.

Daren sits on the International Advisory Board of Law Asia, Singapore, and on the advisory team of GNET, an industry web portal.


Daren studied at Bishops Stortford College in Hertfordshire, UK, before acquiring his FSA licenses in London, New York, and Hong Kong.