Centers of Expertise

Centers of Expertise

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Centers of Expertise

Financial Services & Banking Expertise

The Financial Services & Banking Practice Group is focused on providing senior to mid level executive talent across various business units and support functions in the following sectors:

  • Consumer/Retail Banking
  • Investment Banking
  • Financial Services
  • Private Equity Firms
  • Capital Markets
  • Asset & Wealth Management
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Structured Finance
  • SME

Examples of assignments conducted are: CEO, general manager retail banking, CFO, marketing manager, director of private banking, compliance manager, head of islamic products, chief HR officer (CHRO), director of corporate finance & advisory, head of legal, VP integrated energy, head of corporate communications, relationship manager – SME, head of global operations, deputy head of consumer banking, chief investment officer (CIO), head of IT, fixed income manager, group treasury executive, regional branch manager.

Financial Services & Banking Practice Group Leader

Photo of Samantha RobinsonSamantha Robinson
Partner & General Manager, United Arab Emirates InterSearch Middle East

  +971 50 476 4764

Sam has developed her international recruitment career over the past 15 years both within executive search and HR divisions of such large multi-national organizations, such as Merrill Lynch & Standard Chartered Bank; where she was the Regional  Talent Acquisition Specialist, focusing on Consumer Banking across the Middle East, Pakistan & Africa (MEPA).

Sam was born in Kuwait and educated in Australia. After graduating, she lived and worked in London and Canada for a number of years, before returning to the Middle East in 2006 to become the General Manager, InterSearch Oman.

Sam is now based in Dubai as the General Manger - InterSearch Middle East leading a dynamic team of Consultants and Research Associates in the UAE, and personally partnering with a variety of clients within Banking & Financial Services sector; across the full spectrum of senior-to-mid level executives in Retail, Wholesale Banking; as well as for Investment Banks, Private Equity Firms and Sovereign Wealth Funds.

Sam holds a Bachelor of Science, major in Psychology, University of Melbourne AUSTRALIA.