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
IWW Board Member & Managing Director, InterSearch Middle East

  +971 50 476 4764

20 years combined executive search and in-house recruitment experience across Europe, Middle East, Africa & APAC within financial services. Her career with InterSearch commenced in 1996 in Australia, and continues today in the Middle East.

She personally executes executive search assignments in the Banking & Finance sector and has been the InterSearch Worldwide Industry Group Leader since 2013, which is responsible for proactively developing cross border relationships across the InterSearch Worldwide network of almost 90 offices in over 40 countries.

InterSearch offers a depth of experience partnering with a variety of clients across the full spectrum of senior-to-mid level executives in Retail, Wholesale Banking, Payments; as well as for Investment Banks, Private Equity Firms and Sovereign Wealth Funds.

Samantha has previously worked internally with the HR teams of Merrill Lynch & BP International in London UK, as well as Standard Chartered Bank in Dubai, UAE. She holds a Bachelor of Science, major in Psychology, University of Melbourne, Australia.