InterSearch Middle East strategically leverages the extensive international network & depth of regional knowledge to provide our clients & candidates with local, regional and global executive search capabilities & delivery.

United Arab Emirates

InterSearch Middle East
Knowledge Village - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Office Locations

Dubai, Abu Dhabi

InterSearch Middle East is one of the oldest international executive search firms in the region after opening the first office in Dubai UAE in 1998. Proudly celebrating over 20 years collaborative partnership with InterSearch Worldwide, the well-established Middle East executive search business has an exceptional track record of providing clients & candidates with the capability to conduct local, regional and international cross border assignments, by strategically utilising the extensive global network & depth of regional Middle East knowledge

The well-established firm has delivered a very unique value proposition to the Middle East region by expanding across the GCC with four dedicated offices: Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Muscat & Riyadh.  The multi-geography strategy ensures a more personalised and developed connectivity across the region and allows InterSearch to be closer to clients and candidates to build long-term relationships and deliver a higher-level of service excellence.  InterSearch is recognised as the only international executive search firm to be officially licensed in Oman and Abu Dhabi the capital of the United Arab Emirates.

InterSearch Worldwide is ranked amongst the top 10 search firms globally and is recognised as a very passionate and entrepreneurial global network that operates across all major industry sectors; including Aviation, Banking & Finance, Infrastructure, Oil & Gas, Consumer Goods, Industrial, Family Groups & Private Equity.

As a leading headhunter in emerging markets across the Middle East & Africa region, we are experienced, innovative and totally committed to our clients who gain competitive advantage by hiring great people to make a difference.

InterSearch Dubai

InterSearch Dubai

Dubai Knowledge Village
Block 2B,1st Floor, Office F07
P.O. Box 502914
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

InterSearch Abu Dhabi

InterSearch Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Global Market Square
Al Sila Tower, 7th Floor
Office 5.
Abu Dhabi, UAE

United Arab Emirates - InterSearch Middle East
  • Samantha Robinson
    Samantha Robinson
    InterSearch Middle East

  • Harris Karaolides
    Harris Karaolides
    General Manager Dubai

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Samantha Robinson
InterSearch Middle East

Managing Director, Middle East

Sam has almost 20 years combined executive search and in-house recruitment experience. She has developed her global leadership career with InterSearch in both Australia & Middle East. Sam was born in Kuwait, educated in Australia and lived in London and Canada for a number of years working within the HR teams of Merrill Lynch and BP International. In the Middle East, she worked with Standard Chartered Bank as the Regional Talent Acquisition Specialist, Middle East, Pakistan & Africa (MEPA); focusing on senior-level hires as well as committing to the global diversity agenda to attract Arab, African & female talent into the organisation.

Samantha has been based in the Middle East region over 12 years and is currently Managing Director – Middle East. She is responsible for building and leading a multi-cultural team of high-performing Consultants and Research Associates across four offices and serving a variety of global, regional and country specific clients across the Middle East & Africa (MEA) region. Sam personally focuses on executing executive search assignments across the full spectrum of the Banking & Finance sector and became the InterSearch Worldwide Practice Group Leader for the Financial Services sector in 2014.

Sam is a big believer in identifying and attracting disruptive global talent to help organisations transform, innovate, challenge and drive commercial opportunities to achieve success.

“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.”
– Winston Churchill

Sam holds a Bachelor of Science, with a major in Psychology, from the University of Melbourne in Australia and was recently elected to the InterSearch worldwide Board of Directors in 2017.

Harris Karaolides
General Manager Dubai

Harris began his career in 1989 and has worked in Athens, Greece, New York City, USA and Dubai, UAE. He has 20 years of experience as an executive search consultant, joining InterSearch Greece in 1998 and eventually becoming the General Manager of InterSearch’s Athens office, a position he holds until today. He currently splits his time between Greece and the Middle East, wearing a second hat as General Manager of InterSearch’s Dubai office. He works with delighted clients in Greece, the East Mediterranean, Middle East & Africa in a variety of sectors and is a Sub-Leader for InterSearch Worldwide’s Global Consumer Goods & Retail Practice Group. He has previously also served as Global Media Relations Executive for InterSearch Worldwide, playing a significant role in increasing visibility and awareness for the Global organization.

Harris holds a Master’s Degree from Syracuse University’s prestigious S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications in New York and a B.Sc. in Business Administration from Deree, The American College of Greece. He has been a recipient InterSearch Worldwide’s annual Excellence Award.

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