December 6, 2017 – U.K.-based executive recruiting franchise CNA International has added UAE-based boutique consulting firm Compliance Consulting as its newest member firm.
Aigul Telkarayeva, CEO of Compliance Consulting, and her team bring extensive knowledge of the Dubai market, deep industry insight and expertise in management consultancy on compliance, risk management, corporate governance, strategy and controls. Effective immediately, the firm will provide executive search and other consultancy services in the field of human capital management. It will operate as part of the CNA International network.
Dubai is the largest commercial hub and leading economy in the Gulf region, opening vast opportunities to CNA International which will be able to offer its unique services, including its hourly rates advisory methodology, to some of the world’s leading companies.
“This is a bold and exciting venture meaning the CNA network will be well positioned moving forward to offer global, cross-border and local solutions to clients and candidates from the UAE, or those who are entering into this important and emerging market,” said Nick Sprang, director of CNA International.
CNA International is the executive search arm of Pertemps Network Group, the largest independent recruitment company in the U.K., which delivers recruitment solutions across all sectors and industries in the U.K. and across the globe. CNA senior partners have placed candidates in Africa, North America, Asia, South America and Australasia.
Growth in Dubai
One of the world’s fastest growing economies, Dubai’s current gross domestic product is projected at $107.1 billion. The Persian Gulf and its coastal areas are the world’s largest single source of crude oil, and related industries dominate the region, making it a hotbed of activity for search firms with an eye on expansion.
As a result, a handful of recruiting firms and consortiums have expanded into Dubai since the start of the year. Here’s a look at a few from the Hunt Scanlon Media archives:
EMA Partners International, a global partnership of executive search professionals, has opened a new partner office in Dubai, expanding its presence in the Middle East. The office is led by A Ramachandran (Rama), who know holds the title of managing partner of EMA Partners UAE.
Stanton Chase International named Dale Zankl as the director of its natural resources and energy practice for the Middle East. He is based out of the firm’s offices in Dubai, where he consults with new and existing clients on their leadership challenges in regard to natural resources and energy in the Middle East.
With over 10 years of experience, Zoran Marinkovic has joined Allen Austin as partner for the Middle East and Africa, based in Dubai. He has conducted searches in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Egypt, Morocco, Turkey and South Africa focusing on industries such as industrial gas, oil & gas, supply chain and consumer goods.
Envision Partnership, based in Dubai, announced the appointment of Karin Legein as a partner. Ms. Legein has over 25 years in communications and branding and specializes in managing executive search and talent mandates across the Middle East and Europe. Formerly, she served as associate partner, Middle East and Africa, at DHR International.
TRANSEARCH International strengthened its presence in Dubai with the additions of Philip de Waal and Peter Greaves as partners. Mr. de Waal has worked in recruitment and executive search since 2007. He has developed a track record in senior level assignments across the Asia Pacific region, ranging from searches for regional leadership and technical leadership roles.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Will Schatz, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media