Meet the Team

Krees Castaneda

Country Director – Drake Business Services Asia, Philippines 

Krees is accountable for crafting and maintaining strategies, systems and work practices to ensure the company achieves business growth. She is responsible for managing revenue growth profitably, and optimizing costs and efficiency of continuing operations, while delivering exceptional customer service.  Krees ensures that the company’ business plan with respect to market development and client acquisition is achieved, including meeting targeted revenue and margin objectives. 

A transformational leader who has grown successful companies in the last two decades. She comes with a wealth of experience in talent acquisition, business process outsourcing, consulting, and strategic management across a wide range of industries across the globe, including healthcare, oil and gas, construction, telecommunication, logistics, banking and finance, and shared services.

Krees’s background in logistics stems from her years of experience with DHL, where she championed the role in quality management. She was responsible for standardizing hub and gateway operations processes and setting up the quality management system in the Asia Pacific and Middle East operations, enabling DHL to be the first company to achieve a harmonized quality system under one ISO 9002 certification.

With Krees's leadership, ASC Global Recruitment became the no. 1 recruitment company deploying nurses and allied health professionals to the UK. Similarly, with her at the helm, Drake International Philippines became a major player in the commercial recruitment industry, serving clients in AP, EMEA, and North America.

Krees is an alumnae of Emmanuel College-University of Cambridge, Harvard Business School and the University of the Philippines.