Abbed Anabtawi is a Partner based in the firm’s Dubai office. He has more than 19 years’ experience in executive search and management consulting, 14 of which were spent in the region, working across Europe, Middle East and Africa. Prior to joining Lancor, Abbed was a Partner MEA at DHR International, where he led and delivered multiple searches for large family conglomerates, headed the Advanced Technology Practice and delivered multiple CFO placements across several sectors and industries.
Prior to that, Abbed was a Director in the Management Consulting practice at KPMG running a search focused, sector agnostic solution. He successfully worked on behalf of his clients to attract and place executives in local large family conglomerates, government and semi-government organizations, telecom and satellite operators, as well as start-ups. Prior to joining KPMG, he was the Head of Telecommunications Middle East and Africa for RP International, where he played a key role in establishing the company in the region.
Abbed holds a Master of Philosophy in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Brighton, a Master of Science in Telecommunications from the University of Sussex and an Electronics and Broadcasting Engineering Honours Degree from the University of Brighton in England. He is fluent in Arabic and English.