January 21, 2022 – InterSearch Worldwide, a global alliance of executive search companies with 90 offices in 50 countries, has elected Ehab Hassan as chairman, Middle East. “We are very pleased to have Ehab join our executive leadership team as chairman of the Middle East,” said Samantha Robinson, managing director Middle East. “He brings the breadth and depth of experience, leadership and will support us on our growth journey across our four offices in the Middle East. We look forward to capitalizing on Ehab’s extensive experience leading HR, people, culture and change to give us invaluable insights across our strengths in nationalization and support our clients to transform with top talent.”
“We are future-focused and look forward to bringing InterSearch Middle East and Shareek interim management into the next phase of our development under the leadership of our new chairman,” InterSearch said in a statement. Mr. Hassan brings to InterSearch and InterSearch Middle East 30 years of strategic recruitment experience, both local and global, gained across multiple industries including financial services, oil and gas, and telecoms. “His CHRO expertise and ability to engage with directorships will be invaluable to our business, as he delivers on international executive search, interim management and HR consulting projects offering contributions that will assist to drive InterSearch forward and build on relationships across our sector strengths,” InterSearch said.
“I am excited to take on the role of chairman for one of the oldest and fast-growing international search firms in the region,” said Mr. Hassan. “I look forward to understanding the client needs, the challenges, and opportunities and support with my objectives to drive value for all stakeholders to deliver high quality success.”
Serving the Middle East
Middle Eastern economies range from being very poor (such as Gaza and Yemen) to extremely wealthy nations (such as Qatar and UAE). Overall, according to the CIA World Factbook, all nations in the Middle East are maintaining a positive rate of growth. The economic structure of Middle Eastern nations is different in the sense that while some nations are heavily dependent on export of only oil and oil-related products (such as Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Kuwait), others have a highly diverse economic base (such as Cyprus, Israel, Turkey and Egypt). Industries of the Middle Eastern region include oil and oil-related products, agriculture, cotton, cattle, dairy, textiles, leather products, surgical instruments, defense equipment (guns, ammunition, tanks, submarines, fighter jets, UAVs, and missiles). Banking is also an important sector of the economies, especially in the case of UAE and Bahrain.
InterSearch Middle East has been recruiting into the Middle East for the last 22 years, having opened its head office in Dubai in 1998. Since then, InterSearch has worked with clients in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Egypt, Yemen, Iraq and UAE.
InterSearch is a specialized executive search firm that works across all major industry sectors – recruiting senior and mid-level executives, managers, specialists, and professionals in many disciplines. Its team offers more than 75 years of talent acquisition capability and HR knowledge.
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