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Karan Lakhani.


Senior Consultant, Hong Kong

+852 3579 4658

A brief description of your career history?

Started off in recruitment as soon as I graduated in the legal sector before the company downsized. Then moved onto Huxley Banking & Finance specialising in the Middle Office space here in Hong Kong. I decided to move to London for a while to get a different experience and in London, I worked for Foundry. They are the Global VFX Software leader and I carried out a BD role for a brand new business unit – footwear design which was cool! I missed Hong Kong too much and now here I am starting a new chapter with Xpand.

What makes you ‘now’ in technology?

I got my first taste of the tech world in London and enjoy the area plus think it’s one of the few that’s going to get bigger and better in this day and age.

What gets you out of bed on a Monday morning?

My alarm clock! I’m motivated to better myself each day and in the process, have fun and make a lot money!

What do you see as the next big game changer within the Digital Media and Technology industry? 

There’s a tonne of things! But in Hong Kong, the growth of China’s ‘Greater Bay Area’ to rival Silicon Valley is one that really will change the scope for the region.

You call yourself a specialist. Why?

Because it is important to be the best and most knowledgeable point of contact to our candidates and clients.

What is your greatest achievement? (This could be either work or personal)

I’d say moving back to London on my own. It was very difficult and lonesome at times but I learned and grew up a lot. 

What is the best thing about your role?

The chance to grow and be a key player within an important and booming industry.

Who sits next to you in the office?

Lany & Philip Quinn

When you were a child, what did you want to be?

Footballer – I can still make it!

What is your favourite quote?

The man who has no imagination, has no wings – Muhammad Ali

If you could invite 5 people to dinner who would they be?

Mike Tyson, Joe Rogan, Michael Jordan, Leo Dicaprio, Elon Musk