Orissa International produced research reports for the Malaysian and Philippine markets for a Singapore-based boutique executive search firm focusing on the commodities and energy sectors. The firm places executives in senior leadership roles across different business functions, such as commercial and support departments. The study provided an overview of the energy sector including oil and gas (onshore, offshore, refinery, terminals and storage), renewables and utilities and covered recruitment practices in the energy sector for middle to senior-level executives. We interviewed HR (human resource) executives in energy firms to understand how companies work with headhunting firms. The competitive landscape comprised of large general recruitment firms and specialized energy sector recruitment service providers were analyzed. We also obtained information on relevant business license requirements and procedures and provided recommendations on market entry pathways.