Leading International Search Firm, InterSearch, Appoints New Managing Director, Middle East
InterSearch Middle East, one of the fastest growing executive search firms in the MEA region, recently promoted Samantha Robinson from General Manager UAE to Managing Director Middle East, following the retirement of John Robinson, founder and former Managing Director.
Ms Robinson, who has 20 years combined executive search and in-house recruitment experience, joined InterSearch Middle East 10 years ago, initially as the General Manager of Oman, before moving to the UAE as General Manager four years ago.
Born in Kuwait, Ms Robinson has an affinity with the Middle East and prior to joining InterSearch she worked in senior talent acquisition roles for leading firms including Merrill Lynch, BP International and Standard Chartered Bank.
“It’s an honor and privilege to be appointed as Managing Director and I look forward to leading InterSearch Middle East through the next stage of our growth strategy. We will shortly open our next InterSearch office in Abu Dhabi to add to our existing offices in Dubai, Oman and Saudi Arabia.
“I have worked closely with John for many years and look forward to continuing his legacy of delivering unparalleled high quality client and candidate experience, along with our uncompromised commitment to delivery excellence, through our strategic and collaborative approach,” said Samantha.
InterSearch opened its first office in Dubai in 1998 and is one of the original pioneers in the Middle East executive search industry.
“While my time as Managing Director of InterSearch Middle East has come to an end, I am delighted to be handing over the reins to Samantha, who has the passion, experience and talented team required to continue to serve existing and future InterSearch clients.
“The Middle East region remains an exciting market for executives, with wonderful opportunities available across all sectors. Under Samantha’s leadership, I have no doubt that InterSearch’s specialized recruitment methodology, coupled with the capabilities of our highly skilled specialists, will ensure ongoing success for the placement of high-level talent,” said John Robinson, outgoing Managing Director of InterSearch Middle East.
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