Why interim management for Middle East?

WHY? INTERIM MANAGEMENT

Changing Dynamics

Impact of COVID-19 has created more flexibility around talent solutions
New ways of remote working
Interim managers don’t necessarily have to relocate or more open to part-time

Demand

Interim Management does not really exist in the Middle East
Understand there is potential demand following our client survey & various strategic BD conversations
Thirst for highly specialized expertise that currently does not exist in the region

Nationalisation

Huge focus on Nationalisation in each GCC country
Need for international expat talent & subject matter experts (SME’s) to help build capabilities, transfer knowledge & develop local talent

IMPACT OF INTERIM MANAGEMENT

Our exceptional local knowledge and extensive global reach across, ensures we are effectively able to identify interim talent solutions across a variety of organizational challenges:

How Shareek Interim Managers can help your business

An interim CEO or President is able to use their experience to lead a company for as long as necessary.

Your daily operations under control thanks to Interim COO’s who can assess your situation and make the right calls at the right time.

Get a grip on your cashflow and start making a profit quick with the help of the right Interim CFO.

Turn your company into the talk of the town. An Interim CMO translates your vision into a branding that fits the company.

In supply chain every step counts. A Supply Chain Director will make your chain more effective, saving time, money and resources.

Treat your employees well and they will help your company and business grow. An Interim CHRO takes care of your most valuable asset.

IT is quickly becoming the backbone of every company. An Interim CIO keeps everything running smoothly and makes sure you stay on top of innovation.

More sales usually means more profit. A Sales Executive can sell anything to anyone and get the team to do the same.

At SHAREEK we can provide you with an Interim Manager that suits your needs and challenges. Contact us for more information.

About US

Global Network

Shareek has been recently approved as the newest member of the prestigious and highly reputable Senior Management Worldwide (SMW).  This leading global network has been established for over 17 years and has one of the most extensive international reach across 23 countries throughout the world, including the USA, China, India, Europe and now the Middle East.

Across the globe, member firms of SMW help clients solve problems, realize opportunities, improve results, fill key expertise or resource gaps, develop talent and assist with other critical initiatives.

Since the foundation of SMW in 2004 we continue to extend our global coverage to help companies quickly and effectively meet their interim executive needs.

175,000+ INTERIM / PART TIME EXECUTIVES HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFULLY PLACED THORUGH THE SMW NETWORK

11,000+ INTERIM EXECUTIVE AND INTERIM MANAGEMENT ASSIGNMENTS EXECUTED IN OVER 40+ COUNTRIES

STRENGTHS

Methodology

Start by telling us about the current situation and why additional support is needed

1

It might be straight forward or complex but either way we will work together and advise on the best solution.

We take your detailed request and compare it against the right network of executives​​

2

All candidates in our global executive network have already been vetted and references have been verified. Saving you time in the screening process.

We provide candidates with the right experience, skills and cultural fit​

3

We will go through each CV with you and help you decide who to interview. We work closely together with during the interview and selection process.

We continue to support you throughout the duration of the assignment

4

After selecting the best candidate for the assignment we will continue to support you and the interim executive during the assigment.

Value & Commitment

Shareek applies the Executive Interim Management Standards of Ethics and professional Code of Conduct:

Value

The chosen Interim Manager will have the specific skill set needed for the situation and will typically be in place within a few days of the initial enquiry.

The Interim Manager’s approach is to “own and solve” the client’s problem. Tasks are planned and managed using a project management-based approach, ensuring clarity and visibility of progress at all times.

The combination of the Interim Manager’s expertise and previous experiences means that work begins immediately with little or no learning curve.

Interim Managers are organisationally neutral. In addition to delivering results, they will bring in new experience, helping to generate a fresh perspective in the organisation.

REGIONAL SCOPE

 4 x offices with capability & previous experience placing candidates anywhere from Afghanistan to Nigeria GCC, MENA. Levant & Africa

1. Abu Dhabi UAE


1st international firm to obtain dual license: ONSHORE DED & OFFSHORE by Abu Dhabi  Global Market (ADGM)

2. Riyadh SAUDI ARABIA

One of the only international executive search firms based in the Kingdom with Commercial Registration (CR)

3. Dubai UAE


One of the oldest search  firms in the MEA region  establishing regional  head office in 1998 (22 years!)

4. Muscat OMAN


Only global search firm  to have an office in  Oman since 2007 (13 years!)

LEADERSHIP/TEAM

KEY PEOPLE

SAMANTHA ROBINSON

Managing Director
Shareek
Interim Management Middle East
Email: samantha@shareekme.com

– Bachelor of Science, major in  Psychology – University of Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

– Born in Kuwait, grew up & educated in Australia. Seasoned expat that has lived & worked in UK, Canada, Oman & UAE

– 15 years professional experience in the Middle East

– 20 years global executive search & MNC recruitment experience both in developed and emerging markets of Middle East, Europe,  Africa, APAC & Americas.

– Previously worked in-house with Merrill Lynch Investment Bank, BP  International & Standard Chartered Bank

– Sector strengths: Financial Services, Energy, Government

– Very passionate about global diversity & inclusion especially with regards to Arab, African & female talent across the region.

– MD of InterSearch Middle East and Board Member of InterSearch Worldwide for the last 3 years

RAWAN ABDULLA

Consultant
Shareek
Interim Management Middle East
Email: rawan@shareekme.com

– Masters of Strategic Human Resources & Bachelor of Business Administration – University of Wollongong, UAE

– Native Arabic speaker, born in UAE, grew up in New Zealand & currently living in UK

– 6 years executive search experience across public and private sectors across MEA

– Sector exposure: Banking & Financial Services, Consumer Goods, Real Estate & Construction, Aviation & Infrastructure, Energy, Government and Healthcare & Pharmaceutical

– Recently promoted to Consultant transitioning from research to commercial function

Samantha Robinson

Managing Director

Samantha first started her executive search career as a Research Associate with InterSearch Australia in 1997 and 20 years later is very proud to be elected to the Board of Directors in 2017. She is a veteran of InterSearch after developing her global leadership career from the ground up with InterSearch Worldwide. She is currently the Managing Director of InterSearch Middle East, where she has been based for the last 12 years, building and expanding the IWW credibility and reputation across multiple geographies and variety of industry sectors.

Under Samantha’s leadership, InterSearch Middle East has expanded its geographical footprint with three countries: United Arab Emirates (UAE), Sultanate of Oman and Saudi Arabia. Her multi-cultural team, which she built from scratch, shares her passion for quality of delivery, speed of execution and supporting a global diversity agenda to attract top talent worldwide.

She has a unique combination of emerging and mature market recruitment experience across Europe, Middle East, Africa & APAC. Samantha has worked internally with the HR teams of Merrill Lynch & BP International in London, as well as Standard Chartered Bank in Dubai, UAE. Given her sector specialization, she is also the Global Practice Group Leader of Financial Services & Banking.

Sam holds a Bachelor of Science, major in Psychology, from University of Melbourne in Australia. InterSearch Middle East is honored to be certified as a member of the global Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC)

Rawan Abdulla

Interim Management Consultant

Rawan has over 6 years of recruitment experience sourcing candidates regionally and importing talent from Europe into the Middle East & Africa region.

She started her career with one of the largest search firms in the META region before joining InterSearch Middle East in 2015. Working her way up at InterSearch, she was recently promoted to Consultant transitioning from the research to commercial function.

Rawan has executed numerous searches across Banking & Financial Services, Consumer Goods, Real Estate & Construction, Aviation & Infrastructure, Energy, Government and Healthcare & Pharmaceutical.

Rawan is a native Arabic speaker who was born in United Arab Emirates and grew up in New Zealand. Rawan holds a Master of Strategic Human Resources & Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Wollongong in Dubai.

LOCAL PARTNERS & LEADERSHIP TEAM

JOHN ROBINSON

CHAIRMAN MIDDLE EAST

MOHAMMED AL KHARUSI

CHAIRMAN, OMAN

EHAB HASSAN

CHAIRMAN, UAE

SAMANTHA ROBINSON

MANAGING DIRECTOR

NADIA BAKHURJI

CHAIRLADY, KSA

HARRIS KARAOLIDES

HEAD OF
UAE

DANIEL ROBINSON

GENERAL MANAGER, OMAN

NICHOLAS HARVEY

REGIONAL DIRECTOR

AHMED DAOUD

HEAD OF SAUDI ARABIA

KINDA FAKHOURI

HEAD OF RESEARCH

EXPERTISE

AVIATION & AEROSPACE

BOARD PRACTICE

CONSUMER GOODS

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

EDUCATION

FINANCIAL SERVICES & BANKING

ENERGY OIL / GAS & RENEWABLE ENERGY

INDUSTRIAL

GOVERNMENT

DIVERSIFIED FAMILY CONGLOMERATES

LIFE SCIENCES, BIOTECH, HEALTHCARE

INFRASTRUCTURE, CONSTRUCTION & ENVIRONMENT

DIGITAL, TECH & TELECOMS

GCC NATIONALISATION, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION