Sharing our Joys in Recruitment

It’s the festive time of the year where gratitude is practised. We thank you for allowing us to be part of your recruitment journey.

As the holiday season is upon us, we find ourselves reflecting on the past year and those who have helped to shape our business.

It’s been quite a year! We hope that 2018 has been just as memorable for you, your colleagues and your loved ones. We look forward to working with you. Let’s toast to 2019 with a clip from


Here’s a catch up from our offices in Berlin, Hong Kong & Greater China, London and Singapore on their 2018 achievements and a glimpse of the recruitment and employment market in the coming year.


Associate Directors, Kimberly Bohle and Jan Pautsch

Cogs Berlin has seen an amazing shift in 2018. This is the year that we introduced Executive Search and conducted searches with 2 different blockchain companies. In addition to Germany, we began to work in the Swiss market. We see increased requests in the fields of AI, Transformation, Business- and Experience Design.

Cogs Berlin continues to work with network agencies, digital business transformation hubs and leading brand agencies. In 2018, we brought on many new tech brands and global software companies as well as multiple innovation labs. We are specialized in hiring teams for start-ups or newly formed agency units.

The team is always growing, we are always looking for great recruiters.

Hong Kong & Greater China

Director, Damien Bell 

Cogs Greater China offices have had a positive 2018. We’ve seen growth in all areas our Hong Kong consulting practices; design, technology and commercial.  As well as extending our China business and client base, by establishing a research team and new office in Shenzhen. This year we’ve seen a shift to working with more enterprise clients, supporting major global companies in finance, telco and retail as they invest in their digital strategy and touch points.  We’ve continued to do great work with exciting start-ups as well as digital agencies and consulting firms.

We moved office in HK this year to allow for growth and with the team in HK now at 14 and growing, with new Q1 hires, we’re filling up our new space quickly.


Director, James Applebaum

Cogs London have had an eventful year dictated by politics and an ever changing market. We have ended the year on a high completely overhauling our clients, working in new landscapes which include Commercial Banking, Energy, Retail/eCommerce, Property, Technology and Consultancy to name a few. Our main aim for 2018 was to streamline our practises to coincide with arguably, one of London’s most buoyant markets; Digital Transformation and Products which we look to continue to build upon.

In addition to this we have moved address to WeWork, Mark Square, Shoreditch which has allowed us to be more agile in how we operate making sure people have the flexibility to be most productive meaning we are well poised for a successful 2019.


Director, Abigail Lim
It has been a very busy Q4 in Singapore and the whole of 2018. Our team has been occupied with partnerships and placements in the Management Consultant/ Business Strategy, Product Ownership, Product Design, Marketing, Social Media and SaaS Sales space across various industries. We were fortunate to have some strong additions to the team; Lebelle and Hartaz* and we will continue to grow in numbers in our Creative and Tech desks in 2019.

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