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Chris Baker

Director – Executive Search


Chris is based out of Auckland covering ANZ and Pacific markets as well as working with the Hong Kong and Singapore offices supporting Executive Search activities across the Asia Pacific region. Chris specialises in providing Executive Search services to the following Client verticals within the TMT space:

  • Telecoms Service Providers | Consumer, Enterprise and Digital / New Business Divisions
  • International Carriers | Wholesale Connectivity and Enterprise Services Divisions
  • Regulatory Authorities | Technical, Commercial and Regulatory Economics Expertise
  • Software Vendors | Sales, Pre-Sales, Development, Implementation and Service Divisions
  • Hardware Vendors | Sales, Care, Project Implementation Services, Managed Services and Consulting / SI Divisions
  • Consultancies | TMT Consultancy Divisions
  • Systems integrators | TMT / ICE / TIME Divisions

With 10 years’ experience focused on the telecoms industry, Chris has built up an extensive client network across telecoms operators in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.

He has successfully supported numerous operator launches and has placed executives within organisations at all stages of their lifecycle, through launch, transformation, mergers and acquisitions. Focused solely on executive search, Chris has placed C-level candidates within many of the telecoms organisations operating in APAC, the Middle East and Africa at both a group and individual Operating Company level.

Executive search and senior executive contingent hiring for mobile and fixed line operators, vendors and systems integrators.

  • CEO | Mobile Operator | Africa | Cameroon
  • CTO | Converged Operator | Middle East | UAE
  • CEO | Mobile Operator | Africa | Congo Brazzaville
  • CEO | Mobile Operator | Africa | DRC
  • CEO | Mobile Holding Group | Africa | West Africa Region
  • CEO | Mobile Operator | Africa | Senegal
  • CEO | Mobile Operator | Africa | South Africa
  • CEO | Mobile Operator | Asia | Bangladesh
  • CMO | Mobile Operator | Asia | Indonesia
  • COO | Mobile Operator | Middle East | Saudi Arabia

“Chris was instrumental in filling full time and consultant needs for me for Pakistan , Sub Saharan Africa and most difficult of all a start up in Iran . Chris's speed , reliability and credibility ensured that he could make full use of his data base and beyond to fill the positions . He soon became and remained first port of call for some very challenging assignments . An excellent professional that produced excellent results”

“Chris provided recruitment services to me in the Middle East during a hectic period of growth. Chris immediately demonstrated an in depth knowledge and experience of recruiting in and for the ME region and as such was able to leverage his excellent contacts (client and candidate). He built an excellent credibility across the hiring team through a slick and quality driven recruitment process and was instrumental in introducing a number of high value individuals, some of which I remain in contact with in the region. Whether you are an end-client or a professional services organisation, Chris can add tremendous value through his excellent knowledge of his market and his candidate base.”


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