TRANSEARCH Expands In the Middle East

January 13, 2016 – TRANSEARCH International has added Vanessa Fisk and Jack Khabbaz to its Middle East team as search consultants.

Ms. Fisk, who joins TRANSEARCH in Dubai, has extensive experience across the financial services sector, holding a variety of C-suite positions in a number of global institutions in both advanced financial centers as well as emerging and underdeveloped markets. She is also an experienced board member, having served on numerous multidisciplinary committees and supervisory boards over her 25-year career. She most recently served as chief operating officer for Standard Chartered’s Wholesale Banking business in the Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan.

Mr. Khabbaz, who becomes a senior client partner in Dubai, has 16 years of recruitment, consulting and commercial experience across Australia and the UAE working on both the client and supplier side. He has led assignments at the C-suite and head functional positions across industries in consumer, life sciences, manufacturing, hospitality, and construction amongst others, and functions covering commercial, supply chain & procurement, and legal & compliance throughout the Middle East and Africa. Previously, he served as manager for supply chain, sales & marketing and office support for Middle East & Africa with Morgan McKinley.

Last month, TRANSEARCH strengthened its team in India with the additions of Ketaki Gupte, Radhika Vivek, and Anuj Roy. Ms. Gupte, who joins the firm as a director, has over 35 years of experience in the service and recruiting industry with knowledge in consumer markets, media, advertising, marketing and HR. Ms. Vivek, based in Mumbai, is a partner in the firm’s consumer practice as well as for the outsourcing & BPO practice of TRANSEARCH India. She has over 20 years of experience, over 17 years of which have been in executive search. Mr. Roy is a partner with TRANSEARCH India and heads the firm’s digital practice. He has more than 10 years of experience in executive search, consulting and strategy.

Executive recruiters are increasingly being served hiring mandates in some of the world’s least likeliest of places. To meet the demand, search firms are developing new practices, hiring new recruiters, and opening new locations, from across the Middle East to Eastern Europe.

The spike in demand seems to be favoring affiliated global recruiting consortiums and the well-established global players that already have beachheads in place that are close to where the new action is developing. They are opening new offices and adding recruiters in record numbers.

Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media

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