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Our name, values and our team

Our Name

Zavala Civitas” comes from two ancient words meaning “comprehensive community”, which reflect the essence and the spirit of our firm: inclusion of diversity, integrity and efficiency with a long-term and broad vision on attracting outstanding talents with the best fit in an international business landscape.

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Our Background


Established in 2002 and born in Europe, Zavala Civitas is a leading international firm specialized in retainer-based Executive Search and Organizational Consulting, operating in Asia with abundant successful experiences in different sectors.

Through more than 1000 executive searches and organizational consulting, we have accompanied our global customers on the path to their international business growth, by attracting outstanding executives that have global awareness, align with the company values and are able to act efficiently in local business environments.

We are a team of multicultural and multilingual professionals with diversified

backgrounds. We work in different languages including English, Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, German, and French





Our Team


The ability to provide our clients with high-quality talent solutions rests heavily on our experience, insights and knowledge. The key to bringing all of these factors together to reach an excellent result is our diversified International Teams.

They all had great academic record, lived in several countries with multi-language skills, bringing their practical experience in companies of their specialized industries.


Martina has over 3 years of experience in HR consulting in China. She has worked in high volume recruitment, executive search and leadership consulting having exposure to both high volume and high precision environments. Martina studied in Ca'Foscari University where she majored in Chinese Language and Culture. She later completed her masters in International business in Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, in China. Martina is fluent in English, Italian and Chinese.

Martina Mazzoni
Sr. Consultant

Kevin has +10 years’ experience in Management Consulting, Recruitment Consulting and in Client Services across Europe, South America and APAC. Holder of a Masters degree in Business Administration and Corporate Finance, his professional experience focuses on IT, Finance, and Insurance industries. Prior to joining Zavala Civitas, he worked for Capgemini and IBM. He returned to China in 2012, to be part of a German Consulting Executive HR firm to then become the Director of ZCES in China. He speaks fluent French, English, Spanish and Mandarin.

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Claire Jin
Sr. Consultant

Kevin Hong

China CEO

Claire has over 2 years of experience in the Education and HR consulting sector. She was worked in Leadership consulting with Guidepoint, identifying professional advisors. In Zavala Civitas she conducts Search and Assessment projects. Claire has international experience having lived in Ireland, USA and China. She graduated in International Business in Missouri State University and completed her Masters degree in Maynooth University, in Ireland. She is fluent in Chinese and English

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