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Zavala Civitas Executive Search & Organizational Consulting

We are Zavala Civitas


We are a  firm with 20 years of experience in Executive Search & Strategic consulting. Our differential value lies in the personalized process and direct contact with the managing partners, guaranteeing a close relationship with clients and candidates.

Our services

We provide high-level executive search and in-depth market mapping services to local and international clients as well as organizational consulting services.

Meet the team leaders behind Zavala Civitas

We have walked alongside our clients. supporting them in matters ranging from Executive Search to broader Organizational Consulting. We are ready to be your Talent and Organizational partner around the world. We are ready to tackle new challenges and risks with your firm.

Martina Mazzoni

Martina Mazzoni

Head of Research China

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Martina has over 3 years of experience in HR consulting in China. She has worked in high volume recruitment, executive search and leadership consulting having exposure to both high volume and high precision environments. Martina studied in Ca’Foscari University where she majored in Chinese Language and Culture. She later completed her masters in International business in Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, in China. Martina is fluent in English, Italian and Chinese.

Kevin Hong

CEO China

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Kevin has +10 years’ experience in Management Consulting, Recruitment Consulting and in Client Services across Europe, South America and APAC. Holder of a Masters degree in Business Administration and Corporate Finance, his professional experience focuses on IT, Finance, and Insurance industries. Prior to joining Zavala Civitas, he worked for Capgemini and IBM. He returned to China in 2012, to be part of a German Consulting Executive HR firm to then become the Director of ZCES in China. He speaks fluent French, English, Spanish and Mandarin.


Claire Jin

Senior Consultant China

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Claire has over 2 years of experience in the Education and HR consulting sector. She was worked in Leadership consulting with Guidepoint, identifying professional advisors. In Zavala Civitas she conducts Search and Assessment projects. Claire has international experience having lived in Ireland, USA and China. She graduated in International Business in Missouri State University and completed her Masters degree in Maynooth University, in Ireland. She is fluent in Chinese and English


Martina Mazzoni

Ainara Senra

Principal China

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Ainara brings over 5 years of distinguished experience in Management Consulting, Recruitment Consulting, and Client Services, spanning multiple regions including Europe, South America, and APAC.

Previously, she held the position of Business Director at INS Global, where she made significant contributions. She holds a Double Diploma and a Master’s degree in Law and Political Sciences, underscoring her commitment to academic excellence. Ainara’s professional journey centers around international payroll and recruitment consulting services, reflecting her dedication to optimizing global business operations.

Ainara’s language proficiency is a testament to her global outlook, as she is fluent in French, English, Spanish, and Italian. Her unique blend of expertise, education, and linguistic versatility positions her as an invaluable asset in the realm of international business.

Our project footprint

We provide high-level executive search and in-depth market mapping services to local and international clients as well as organizational consulting services.

our global footprint

40 cities

21 countries

Industry specialized

Award winning

Est. in 1979

5260+ Projects

C- Suite

Senior Leadership

Our global reach












South Africa







Greater China (Hong Kong)



 Mainland China (Shanghai)

South Korea



penrhyn global network helps on the next deliveries:

In-depth knowledge and comprehension on a vast number of industry sectors.

Tailored solutions executed by well known professionals aligned with clients’ objectives and demands.

Robust and effective solutions for talent progression and detailed search.

Our members provide high-quality retained executive search services to enable their clients to build highly effective leadership teams to drive their organisations forward.

Global Talent Pool

Customised Solutions

Consistent Quality

Partner-led Search

Market Intelligence

As one of the world’s leading networks of independent retained executive search firms, our strong presence in twenty two countries enables us to deliver world-class services to meet the cross-border talent requirements of world-class organizations.

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