James Vessey
Co-Founder & Partner

James is a 23 -year veteran of Sales, Marketing and Customer Service, having held several senior IT roles with multinational companies in Thailand and across Southeast Asia. He started his career in recruitment at Robert Walters in Singapore and became the fastest employee in the company’s history to be promoted to Country Manager when he was assigned to open its first ever office in Bangkok. James established the Bangkok office, built a team of 30 consultants working across all major functions, and brought the company to a market leading position in Thailand.

After eight years at Robert Walters, James decided to branch out on his own, and Criterion Asia Recruitment was born. James possesses an extensive network of contacts in Thailand, as well as a strong network of partners and resources across ASEAN.


James is a US national and graduated from Chiang Mai University with a degree from the Faculty of Humanities. James speaks fluent Thai.

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