Oliver Read


Office Location: Hong Kong

Phone: +852 21039300

Oliver Read is a partner at Heidrick & Struggles’ Hong Kong office and a member of the Financial Services Practice where he has responsibility for the global markets sector in the region.

Oli has a proven track record in the global markets sector and is well known in the industry as an authority in the equities market in the region. He has successfully completed search assignments across all levels for global investment banks, hedge funds, proprietary desks and alternative investment clients.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Oli worked for a global financial services recruitment consultancy, where he remained for 8 years, taking responsibility for the region’s equity search practice,  before rising to lead the Global Markets Practice and ultimately became partner and head of Asia. 

Prior to that, he moved to Hong Kong in 2004 and began his headhunting career with a boutique recruitment firm.

Earlier in his career, Oli worked in the information services industry, as a business development manager in London.


Oli graduated with a degree in business and economics from Anglia University.

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