Serica UK | London

The Role

We are seeking a highly tenacious, entrepreneurial, and results-driven leader with outstanding commercial and leadership experience in the technology, finance, or professional services industry to spearhead Serica UK’s growth and expansion. Reporting directly to the global COO, you will be accountable for the overall business performance of the region, setting its strategic direction, managing the day-to-day operations, and overseeing all key commercial activities. You will need to be an innovative leader with a high growth mindset who relishes the challenges and lucrative returns offered to excel in this high-impact leadership role.

  • Develop and execute winning growth strategies to scale Serica UK – overseeing all business development, project management, client relations, recruitment, and marketing activities.
  • Lead from the front. Pitch solutions, develop proposals, negotiate contracts, close new business, and manage key accounts for our firm and global client base.
  • Recruit, train, and manage a multi-cultural team of experts to produce outstanding work and deliver consistent results month in month out.
  • Be the primary point of contact and expertly manage the expectations of VIP clients, partners, and other key stakeholders across the UK.
  • Establish and nurture relationships with decision-makers across the  British technology and investment landscape to generate commercial opportunities and strategic value for the company.
  • Communicate the vision and status of the region’s performance to the board and colleagues at all levels of the organization through regular reports and presentations.
  • 10+ years of commercial experience involving business development, growth strategies, sales and channel management, contract negotiation (experience in M&A is a bonus), and account management in either the technology, finance, or professional services industry.
  • 5+ years in a senior leadership role with a track record of owning a business area (or specific initiatives) and managing a team to exceed and deliver transformational change.
  • 3+ years of cross-border trade or investment experience with demonstrable experience of understanding and adapting to different business culture and practices.
  • Innovative thinker with a growth mindset, able to formulate intelligent strategies and translate them into commercial success with confidence and creativity.
  • Outstanding communication skills – verbal and written – with the ability to explain complex ideas, pitch compelling value propositions, deliver presentations, negotiate contracts, and manage stakeholder expectations effectively.
  • Strong bias to action, able to execute multiple plans simultaneously and solve complex problems with speed and precision.
  • Proven success creating and leading ambitious initiatives (in a distinct business unit or entrepreneurial environment) that exceeded expectations and delivered tangible results.
  • Sector expertise with an active network in either healthcare & life sciences, clean energy, automotive & mobility, software & platforms, digital commerce, or finance.
  • (Highly preferred but not essential) Previously worked in China or for a Chinese company for five years or longer, ideally in the technology, finance, or professional services industry.

Pre-Revenue Package (first 3-6 months)

  • SALARY: A base annual salary of £24,000.
  • PROFIT SHARING: 35% of all profits generated (beginning retroactively after your probation has been completed).

Post-Revenue Package (once £30,000 quarterly revenue has been generated for two consecutive quarters)

  • SALARY: A competitive annual salary of £60,000.
  • PROFIT SHARING: 10% of all profits generated (beginning retroactively after your probation has been completed).
  • ANNUAL RAISE: Salary increase of 15–30% per year throughout your Serica career
  • BONUS: End of year bonus equivalent to approximately 25% of your annual base salary.
  • STOCK OPTIONS: After 12 months you will qualify for stock options, a board seat, and other partner benefits in Serica UK.
  • IMPACTFUL WORK: Collaborate with pioneering innovators the world over, helping them achieve commercial results and scale their solutions in new markets.
  • HYBRID COMPANY CULTURE: Enjoy a modern company culture that combines the best of international and Chinese business practices into something truly unique.
  • FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE: We trust you to know your schedule and work when (and where) you feel the most productive.
  • GENEROUS VACATION TIME: 35 days paid holiday per year (including national holidays).
How to Apply

Send your CV and cover letter to with the subject line ‘Serica UK CEO – Serica UK‘. Applications are open until the 1st of June.

Serica is an equal opportunity employer. Employment at Serica is based solely on a person’s merit and qualifications directly related to professional competence. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or marital status.