Human Capital

What Hunted Says

Executive Search firm, Human Capital, operate a retained search model with some of the world’s leading commodities trading houses, oil & gas producers, mining companies and financial institutions. Headquartered in Mayfair, they have a presence in major commodity hubs Houston, Singapore, Hong Kong, Sydney, Sao Paulo and Geneva. Human Capital is a “grown up” business - they encourage their consultants to travel and meet global senior leaders to build long-term relationships. Forget meaningless KPIs or micromanagement, this business is committed to developing new joiners from contingent recruiters to search consultants and take an organic approach to growth - their Managing Partners started life at HC as researchers and the company is majority employee owned.

Key Info


Recruitment Sectors
Engineering & ManufacturingMining & ResourcesOil&GasPower, Nuclear & RenewablesProcurement & Supply ChainShipping and MaritimeTrades & Services

Sector specialists

Our consultants are all trained recruiters who each have specialist commodity product or functional expertise, covering the following areas: • Commodity Trading • Crude Oil & Petroleum Products • Gas & LNG • Metals & Minerals • Conventional & Renewable Power • Agriculture & Nutrition • Transportation & Logistics • Banking & Financial Markets

Established in 2003

1200+ successfully completed mandates in the global commodities markets since inception.

Celebrating our 10 year anniversary in Norway

Presence in 6 major commodity hubs

London, Geneva, Houston, Singapore, Sydney and Sao Paulo

Based in the heart of London’s Mayfair

Our office is based just a short walk away from the following tube stations: Green Park – 3 mins walk Piccadilly Circus – 11 mins walk Bond Street - 12 mins walk

A leading commodities trading search business

"We work with some of the world's leading commodities trading houses, oil and gas producers, mining companies, utilities and financial institutions. We have always taken an organic approach to growth - I started life at Human Capital as a researcher." Damian Stewart | Managing Partner | EMEA

Human Capital on tour

INCENTIVE TRIP: Las Vegas and Grand Canyon

What our clients say....

“Since we started working together in 2005, Human Capital has played an important part in the growth of our business. Their market research, ability to identify talent and overall recruitment acumen helps them stand out from the crowd.” Founder, Hartree Partners

Our Track Record

We are currently operating at 100% retained Some examples of the positions we have worked on: * Asia CEO, Singapore * Global Head of Oil Trading, Geneva * Global Head of Shipping, London * Head of Oil Operations, Houston * Group CFO, Singapore * Head Trade Finance, Sao Paulo * Head Supply Trading, London * Regional Head of Bitumen, Singapore * Director of Sourcing and Trading, Geneva * Director Marketing, Producer Services & Origination, Singapore * Director of Logistics, Hong Kong

Christmas Party 2018 : Nature walk around MacRitchie Reservoir - Singapore

What our consultants say...

“I have been given the autonomy and resources to spearhead business development across new markets, languages, cultures and countries. Andrew Watson | Consultant | Sao Paulo

INCENTIVE TRIP: Quad biking in Singapore

Are you......

- competitive, ambitious and goal orientated? - decisive and willing to take charge and show initiative? - energetic with a strong sense of urgency to get things done quickly? - friendly, sociable and out-going? - focused on winning? - naturally competitive and goal-oriented? - focused on the detail? - confident and not afraid to ask questions? - organised and driven by implementing planning into your processes? If so, we would love to speak to you.

INCENTIVE TRIP: Destination... Bilbao

Why you should join Human Capital?

“Human Capital has a strong reputation as the market leader in commodities recruitment, which means clients and candidates answer your calls” Scott Reid | Partner | London

What our consultants say...

“Over the last three years I have had the chance to meet global CEOs and attend business trips all over the world” Frederick Callaghan| Consultant | Sydney

New Hublot watch from Human Capital to celebrate Ed Gelling's 10th anniversary with the business


INCENTIVE TRIP: Water rafting in Canada

Our Benefits

• Generous uncapped commission scheme • 25 days holiday • Private health insurance

Why you should join Human Capital?

Human Capital is a “grown up” company – no micromanaging, no meaningless KPIs (e.g. number of calls or meetings). Everyone has a job to do and just gets on with it! - Amelia May | Senior Associate | Singapore

Human Capital Christmas bake off

The opportunity

'We are committed to taking you on a journey to becoming a leading search consultant in one of our core markets" Paul Chapman | Managing Partner | Americas

What our clients say

“We have developed a strong working relationship with Human Capital over the last year due to their sector-specific yet discipline-general approach. They are able to provide excellent search services and offer a highly consultative approach with excellent coverage of our core markets, advising on market conditions and available talent.” Head of Oil Trading, Maersk Oil Trading

Celebrating 10 years of Human Capital

What our clients say....

“Having used Human Capital for several senior leadership roles, I have been impressed with their market coverage and ability to consult honestly on candidates relative strengths and weaknesses, helping to ensure we find the best fit for our requirements.” CEO, LITASCO

Human Capital

Key Info

Industry Recruitment/Search
Headquarters London
Company Size 21-50

Recruitment Sectors
Engineering & Manufacturing Mining & Resources Oil&Gas Power, Nuclear & Renewables Procurement & Supply Chain Shipping and Maritime Trades & Services

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