COENS appoints Rowena Espiritu-Gaspar as Country Manager for Singapore

Posted on January, 05, 2018


The COENS Group, a growing integrated services provider to the Energy and Process and allied sectors, is delighted to announce the appointment of Rowena Espiritu-Gaspar as Country Manager of COENS Singapore.  Rowena’s addition to the leadership team strongly indicates their focus and investment in Southeast Asia and the continued growth of the company globally.  

Rowena brings to COENS over 17 years of experience in recruitment and human resources consulting covering Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Japan, South Korea, Myanmar, and China.   She held several key positions in the industry and built a track record of continued success achieved through effective strategic and functional leadership.  She has successfully won and managed delivery of manpower solutions for numerous large-scale and mid-sized projects that significantly impacted company growth and profitability.  Her capability extends to many areas of the business – operations, recruitment, solution sales and key accounts management, commercial and contracts, third-party vendor and contractor management, and overall client services delivery.  Her strong competencies in labor and statutory legislations, taxation, pricing, and commercial risk assessment built her credibility and reputation as trusted advisor to senior leadership and external stakeholders.

As Country Manager, Rowena will be directly responsible for all operations and growth in country and in building a high-performance, achieving team to grow the business in Singapore.  

Managing Director Steve Studebaker said, “Singapore is known as a key regional and global hub for most companies to do business, hence, our further investments and increased focus in the country are a necessary and strategic next step toward our continued growth as a company.  We see excellent potential in Singapore and want to build on that by appointing a leader with strong local industry and business experience to build our operational capability and grow the business and someone who can fully understand talent and other needs of our clients.  On behalf of the group, I welcome Rowena to COENS.  Her wealth of experience in all areas of our business, her passion for service, along with her strong commitment to results, will be great assets in leading COENS to the next phase of our growth and expansion in the region.  Johnny Choi, Director of Overseas Operations and I are looking forward to working with Rowena together, to take COENS Singapore to the next level.”     

Rowena said, “I am extremely excited about my new appointment and look forward to bringing my knowledge and experience to COENS and to playing a key role in the growth of their operations within Southeast Asia.  COENS is known as a Top provider of integrated services to the Oil and Gas industry in South Korea and I aspire to build a team in Singapore who will deliver to the same standard of exemplary service for the benefit of our clients and candidates.  We will work together with our clients to address the different challenges they face in talent acquisition and retention, which can be achieved through tailored solutions that leverage our technical resourcing capabilities, robust methodologies and our knowledge and wide network in the industry.”

For more information about COENS in Singapore, email us at or call +65 6407 1530.