Our Track Record

We partner with a select group of clients on a retained or exclusive basis to source executive and highly specialised talent. We also provide customised research and analysis on competitors and market trends. Our clients are a demanding, diversified group of world-class firms within the financial services, insurance and legal space. We limit the number of firms we partner with in order to maximise market coverage and minimise any conflict of interest.

Client confidentiality prevents us from discussing specific mandates or revealing who we work with but our financial clients range from Top Tier Bulge Bracket Investment banks and Sovereign Wealth Funds to leading regional banks and advisory boutiques. In the legal space, from strong regional firms and the better known international names in private practice through to in-house roles in the corporate and financial space. Across the Insurance field we have worked with a wide selection of clients from the largest Insurance and Reinsurance firms to regional companies and niche specialist providers.

For Market Insight, clients frequently ask for our perspectives and analysis on issues affecting human capital within financial services globally. Our intention is to remain flexible and tailor our service for an ever increasingly demanding client base.

We are industry leaders in Banking, Financial Services, Legal and Nationalisation recruitment; with an unrivalled track record in successfully filling complex and niche positions by mobilising world class talent who have a long-term commitment to the region. Following examples of our current and recent mandates are a testament to that:


CEO – Family office, Saudi Arabia
CEO – An Islamic bank in Saudi Arabia
CEO, Malaysia – Regional bank in the GCC with presence in Asia
GM, Treasury – An Islamic Bank, Kuwait
Managing Director, Energy Infrastructure Fund – Leading Private Equity house in the MENA region, Mexico
AGM, Group Head of Operational Risk – One of the top 5 GCC banks, Saudi Arabia
Chief Financial Officer – A holding company in aviation sector, Jordan
Chief Financial Officer – An International brokerage firm, London
Chief Risk Officer – Quasi Sovereign Wealth Fund, UAE
Chief Risk Officer – Regional Islamic bank, Kuwait
Chief Risk Officer – Leading regional Private Equity Firm, Bahrain
Chief Human Resources Officer – A leading Islamic bank, Kuwait
Chief Actuary – Leading regional Insurance firm, Kuwait
Chief Investment Officer – An investment bank in UAE
Executive Director, Information’s and Communications Technology – Government entity responsible for attracting inwards investment, Bahrain
Director & Head, Risk Analytics – One of the 5 GCC banks, Saudi Arabia
Director, Public Markets – A Sovereign Wealth Fund, Oman
Director, Information Technology and Telecom – A holding company in aviation sector, Jordan
Director of Buy Side Equity Research – A leading regional investment firm with a global mandate, UAE
Director of Talent Management – A leading Islamic bank, UAE
Investment Director – A leading Private Equity firm, UAE
Head of Retail Banking – A leading Islamic bank, Kuwait
Head of Trading – An International Brokerage firm, London
Head of Internal Audit – One of the top 5 GCC Banks, Saudi Arabia
Head of Audit – A leading regional Investment firm with a global mandate, UAE
Head of Corporate Banking – A leading regional bank, Saudi Arabia
Head of Network – One of the largest commercial banks in the Middle East, Qatar
Head of Cash Management – One of the largest commercial banks in the Middle East, Qatar
Head of Investment Advisory – A Private bank, UAE
Head of Recruitment – A leading Islamic bank, Kuwait
Head of Call Center – A regional Islamic bank, Kuwait
Head of Compliance – One of the largest Chinese banks, UAE
Deputy Head of Internal Audit – Quasi Sovereign Wealth Fund, UAE
Senior Private Bankers across the region including Swiss Private banks


Deputy Registrar – One of the largest financial centers in the Middle East
Deputy Head of Legal – A leading regional Private Equity firm, Bahrain
Director of Legal – A telecommunications regulator, Bahrain
Managing Partner – A UK international law Firm, UAE
Banking & Finance Counsel – International law firm, Saudi Arabia
Senior Construction Associate – White shoe firm, UAE
Intellectual Property Associate – Specialist Intellectual Property Firm, UAE
Senior Corporate Associate – Magic circle firm, UK
Senior Banking Associate – White shoe firm, USA


Executive Director, Marketing & Communications – A prominent media firm, UAE
Legal Director – A government owned defense company, UAE
General Counsel & Head of Compliance – A regional Private Equity firm, Bahrain
Head of Compliance – A leading regional bank, UAE
Head of Litigation – A large Saudi bank, Saudi Arabia
Head of IT Security – An investment bank, Saudi Arabia
Trader (GCC national lady) – An international bank in UAE
Private banker (GCC national lady) – A top Swiss bank in Saudi Arabia
Investment Manager (GCC national lady) – An asset management firm in Saudi Arabia