HARP wallen Asia will be headed by Hong Kong-based managing director Ian Stazicker, who will work closely with group managing director Kristina Wallen and her team in London.
The new Asia business will cover Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, China and Japan.
Wallen said: "I am delighted that HARP wallen is expanding into this increasingly important global region, as we enter our 23rd year of trading in the UK.
"Over the past couple years, we have seen an increase in demand from our existing clients who are looking to expand operations in the region."
"The combination of Ian’s skills and resources in the region, our recruitment skills honed over more than 20 years, and the growing need to source talented travel, hospitality and tourism candidates, means this is a great time for us to launch HARP wallen Asia.
"All these elements have conspired to create a real demand for an experienced, specialist, boutique recruiter in the Asia Pacific region."
Stazicker, founder and managing director of Nelian Consulting, added: “Having seen a gap in the market for a specialist executive recruiter to meet the growing demands of my client-base in APAC, it made complete sense to align myself with HARP wallen, who enjoy an unrivalled established reputation for delivering quality service to both clients and candidates alike.”