May 9, 2016 – London-headquartered executive search firm Redgrave Partners has added Richard Foulkes as a partner in its Dubai office where he will assist in its expansion in the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council countries) and MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region.
Mr. Foulkes will focus predominantly on driving the growth of the firm’s financial and professional services practices in the region working closely with its Asia and European operations. With five years’ executive search experience in the UAE, he will leverage a strong track record of dealing with financial and professional services institutions.
With over 14 years of executive search experience Mr. Foulkes has worked with major multinationals in the U.K., Asia and Middle East to complete senior management and executive level assignments across multiple industry sectors. Prior to joining Redgrave, he was with Pedersen & Partners in Dubai where he worked within the firm’s energy and financial services practices. Before that, he was head of the financial services practice, Middle East, for Odgers Berndtson
Mr. Foulkes said: “I am excited about the Redgrave Partners proposition and I am proud to join the business. Culturally, it feels like a great fit. The excellent reputation of the chairman, Brian Hamill, to build great businesses combined with the strong team of partners and consultants makes it a highly attractive opportunity. The senior international mandates they have executed are notable and I look forward to contributing to the business’ future success.”
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The GCC is a regional intergovernmental political and economic union consisting of all Arab states of the Persian Gulf, except for Iraq. Its member states are Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. One of the world’s fastest growing economies, Dubai’s current gross domestic product is projected at $107.1 billion.
The MENA region has vast reserves of petroleum and natural gas that make it a vital source of global economic stability. According to the Oil and Gas Journal, the MENA region has 60 percent of the world’s oil reserves and 45 percent of its natural gas reserves.
Redgrave Partners is a multifunctional global search firm. Its consultants execute senior level mandates across all core functions and the firm has specialist practice teams for CFO, consumer, digital, media, private equity, services & industrial, technology, communications, and IT.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media