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CnetG Asia was established in 2001 with the mission of delivering Executive Search through consultative engagement, meaningful partnership and determination to deliver extraordinary results in executive recruitment.
Driven by the passion of the two founders, Manish Mehta and Raj Kumar, CnetG climbed up the ranks to become the preferred Executive Search partners of leading global and Malaysian organizations, including multinational companies, entrepreneur-led organizations, family-owned businesses and non-governmental organizations. 
 
The firm's growth was fueled by clients' trust and confidence in CnetG's capabilities to execute high-profile assignments, and the firm further expanded with regional presence in Bangkok. 
 
Over the last decade, CnetG's team of consultants have delivered search mandates for clients in the Middle East and Europe, besides South East Asia, across the Energy, Consumer Goods, Pharmaceutical, Industrial and Banking & Financial Services sectors. The CnetG team has consulted with international firms that have set up operations in Malaysia, from feasibility studies up to successful operations of the business in Malaysia.

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  • Raj Kumar Paramanathan
    Raj Kumar Paramanathan Raj Kumar Paramanathan Founding Partner of CnetG Asia
    Raj Kumar Paramanathan Raj Kumar Paramanathan Founding Partner of CnetG Asia
    Raj Kumar is the Founding Partner of CnetG Asia and has over 13 years of experience in Executive Search and Selection. His expertise covers client advisory in area of recruitment and talent management strategies across the oil & gas, power generation, engineering & construction, manufacturing, automotive and the MRO sector.

    Raj has consulted with international clients and led turnkey projects from feasibility studies, talent review and executive strategy, up to successful operations of these companies in Malaysia. Raj is also deeply passionate about advising entrepreneur-driven organizations in talent strategy and recruitment.

    As the Energy Practice Leader, Raj has expertise recruiting for general management, sales and marketing, engineering and project management, commercial and risk management, supply chain and legal positions. Among the clients he has advised are Petronas, Bumi Armada, Petrofac, Alstom Asia Pacific, Technip, Aker Solutions, SR Technics, Huntsman Tioxide, Barry Callebaut, and Unilin.

    Raj has a background in project management in power generation and worked with Siemens Power Generation Asia Pacific, prior to starting up CnetG Asia. Raj was part of the consolidation team in Siemens that drove the consolidation of the various Siemens entities into an operational headquarters and subsequent consolidation of resources, through shared services for HR, Finance and IT.

    In December 2008, Raj together with Manish, the founders of CnetG Asia, were awarded the Joint 1st Runner Up for the Indian Young Entrepreneur Award. The award was presented by the Human Resource Minister of Malaysia, recognizing the company’s success in the business, contribution to CSR and talent building.

    Raj is also a member of IRC Institute, IRC Global Executive Search Partners' thought leadership center and a member of IRC's Diversity Council. He is committed to their mission to nurture a global, multidisciplinary community of emerging and established leaders and support them with the ideas, knowledge and context that promote best practices in leadership across national and cultural boundaries and also a steadfast commitment to advance the Diversity agenda.
  • Manish Mehta
    Manish Mehta Manish Mehta Founding Partner of CnetG Asia
    Manish Mehta Manish Mehta Founding Partner of CnetG Asia
    Manish Mehta is the Founding Partner of CnetG Asia and has over 13 years of experience in Executive Search and Selection. Manish's expertise covers client advisory in area of recruitment and talent management strategies across the pharmaceutical, life science, device, diagnostics and other health care related sectors.

    As the Healthcare Practice Leader, Manish has expertise recruiting for general management, sales, marketing, medical, regulatory and clinical positions. Among the clients he has advised are Bayer, Roche, Eli Lilly, Baxter, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Abbott, Merck-Sharpe & Dohme, Johnson & Johnson and Covance. His clients appreciate the depth of his market knowledge and the breadth of candidates and network generally, that helps to recommend the best fit candidates for each position, for every company.

    Prior to CnetG Asia, Manish spend the first five years of his career with HSBC Bank, having stints in retail and corporate banking, operations and project management.

    In December 2008, Manish Mehta and Raj Kumar, the other partner of the firm, were awarded the Joint 1st Runner Up for the Indian Young Entrepreneur Award; The award was presented by the Human Resource Minister of Malaysia, recognizing the company’s success in the business, contribution to CSR and talent building.