InterSearch Middle East, one of the fastest growing executive search firms in the MEA region, has opened an office on Al Maryah Island in Abu Dhabi and is the first international search firm to be licensed by Abu Dhabi Global Markets (ADGM).
InterSearch, one of the original pioneers in the Middle East executive search industry, opened its first office in Dubai in 1998 and established a second office in Muscat in 2007. The Abu Dhabi office at ADGM will be their third office in the GCC and will complement the existing business well.
Samantha Robinson, Managing Director of InterSearch Middle East, believes InterSearch’s Abu Dhabi office at ADGM is in an ideal location to provide better support to a variety of Government, Semi-Government & multi-national clients.
“Central to our Middle East strategy is being located in close proximity to our clients and candidates, as this further strengthens our ability to collaboratively deliver high quality customer experiences. Our Abu Dhabi office will be run by Andrew Bailey who has been appointed as General Manager to build a first-class InterSearch practice across the UAE’s capital. Andrew, who has spent much of his career working across EMEA, Turkey and Asia Pacific, brings a wealth of executive search experience to InterSearch, having built comparable search businesses that service a multitude of sectors and industries,”said Samantha.
Andrew Bailey, newly appointed General Manager of InterSearch Abu Dhabi, began his career as an accountant, working for large global FMCG firms in Sydney and London, however contracted the entrepreneurial bug and began building businesses for both large and small executive search practices in Singapore, the Middle East and Turkey.
“This region continues to offer exciting opportunities for executives, and I’m delighted to join one of the region’s leading search firms to identify the best solutions for both clients and candidates. Aligning ourselves with organisations to assist with nationalisation hiring will also demonstrate not only where we add value to our clients, but also add value to the local talent pool”said Andrew.
John Robinson, Chairman of InterSearch Middle East, is excited by the recent expansion across the region.
“Being one of the first Executive Search businesses operating across the GCC, we firmly believe in investing in the markets we service daily. Having permanent feet on the ground in Abu Dhabi demonstrates our commitment to the UAE’s capital,”said John.
InterSearch Middle East specialises in executive search within the sectors of Banking & Financial Services, Oil & Gas, Development & Infrastructure, Retail & FMCG, Manufacturing, Logistics & Supply Chain, IT & Telecommunications, Professional Services, as well as Government and semi-Government organisations.
“InterSearch Middle East is a key partner for our organization and our multinational clients investing in the MEA region. Thanks to their highly qualified and diversified team of researchers and consultants from all nationalities InterSearch Middle East can afford an extremely rapid growth without compromising on quality and client orientation”stated Peter Waite, Chairman of InterSearch Worldwide.