Press Release
True Names Sean Lee to Head its Asia Office
Published March 04, 2024

Singapore - March 5, 2024True, the only tech and data-first global talent platform, announced today that Partner Sean Lee will take the helm as regional lead of True’s Asia operations, effective March 1st, 2024.  Alex Gold, the regional lead since 2017 and True’s first hire in Asia, will return his focus solely to search and will remain with True Search as a partner.

Lee will lead the growth strategy and day-to-day operations for Singapore and broader Asia, True’s fast-growing region.  He will also remain a key partner in the Healthcare and Life Sciences practices and support clients globally.

“Sean has been an instrumental partner in accelerating the growth of the Healthcare and Life Sciences practices and played a key role in globalising relationships for the firm,” said Sam McGrath, GM, EMEA & APAC.  “We’re confident that he’ll further strengthen the global synergies across the True platform as we continue to thoughtfully expand our business internationally and support our global and local clients in Singapore and broader Asia.”

“I’m thrilled to further expand our footprint in a strategically important region for our firm and continue to build on the incredible work that our APAC colleagues and Alex Gold have built there,” said Lee.  “Together we’ll help our clients access transformative talent with our robust platform of human capital products and services.  I’m excited to leverage our industry-defining technology and curated global network to help companies build iconic businesses in Asia and internationally with the next generation of leadership talent.”

Before True, Lee was a managing director in the digital technology and healthcare practice at another leading executive search firm. He also led executive talent recruitment at Blue Shield of California, an award-winning insurance company, where he helmed mission-critical leadership talent searches during a period of exponential growth.

Lee brings a deep understanding of the opportunities and challenges that face clients in the APAC region as they build their teams and scale their businesses both regionally and globally. Within True, Lee has led and operationalized the DEI initiatives that not only foster True to be a more inclusive place to work but also help equip clients with the tools to recruit and retain top talent from underrepresented groups.


True is the world's only tech and data-first talent management platform. The sixth largest in its industry, True leverages 10+ years worth of proprietary data, market insights, and talent lifecycle expertise, to help companies make high-impact talent decisions quickly. True's unmatched products and services include True Search (retained executive search), TrueBridge (advisory, interim, and fractional executive placement), Thrive (Talent CRM software), True Advance (coaching and assessment), SearchEssentials (tech-enabled hiring services), AboveBoard (inclusive executive career community), and Jopwell (leading diversity tech platform for early-mid career professionals). True also backs promising companies through its investment brands True Equity and Vera Equity.

Sarah Mikhailova / VP, Communications