Find Top Executive Talent in China

At Zavala Civitas we’ve forged a strong global reputation, guided by a client centric approach, as well as our weekly progress reports and our milestone based fee structure, enabling us to handle assignments worldwide with an impressive 92% closing rate.

Our Presence in China

Our leaders ensure we deliver the most value to our clients.

A Decade of Commitment

For over 10 years, we have been dedicated to serving clients across China, delivering exceptional results and building lasting relationships.

Extensive Portfolio

With over 350 successful projects completed throughout China, we have garnered extensive experience and expertise in navigating the diverse landscapes of this dynamic market.

Barry Kirkwood

Commercial Director APAC

Barry boasts 15+ years of leadership, specializing in China's market and over a decade of residing in the country. With prior roles including General Manager in the Executive Search industry, in Shanghai, and key positions at the British Chamber of Commerce, he blends strategic insight and international business acumen.

Flora Shi

Research Director APAC

Experienced HR professional with over 10 years in executive search, and relationship management. Proven track record in expanding business, with deep insights into local hiring markets, particularly in finance and services. Strong communication skills, passionate about coaching and mentoring.

Our Global Footprint

Please review this map to identify the following:

Executive Search Service Flow


In depth briefing of client's organization needs and environment.

Follow-up Meeting

Weekly follow up of candidates and market reports.

Market Mapping

100+ executives contacted per search.

Executive Evaluation

Conducted by at least 2 members of our team.

Reference Checks

360º approach.

Onboarding Support

Monitor employee onboarding process.