Ayman Haddad

Managing Partner

Ayman Haddad is the managing partner of Middle East and Africa for DHR International and is based in the firm’s Dubai office. Ayman has 25 years of professional experience including management consulting, acting CEO of a family owned business and executive search consulting.

Ayman was previously a managing partner with Heidrick & Struggles focusing on CEO and senior level search and advisory assignments throughout the Middle East. His experience in building leadership teams spans the industrial, financial services, private equity and advanced technology sectors.

Ayman was one of the founders and governors of the GCC Board of Directors Institute aimed at raising the Corporate Governance bar in the region.

Prior to his career in executive search, Ayman worked as a consultant for Accenture and as a partner for PwC for 12 years in Europe and the Middle East helping clients transform their businesses from strategy, business process improvement, to systems integration. Ayman has also worked for a family owned business with assets in the consumer and real estate industries as the acting CEO. He helped the family expand its core business, diversify its portfolio of assets, and implement best practices at the holding level.

Ayman holds an MBA with high honours from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago. He also earned a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the Université de Technologie de Compiègne in France. He is a board member of several businesses and associations. He is fluent in French, Arabic, and English.