Hicham Sharara


consultant name

Hicham Sharara Egon Zehnder, Dubai


Hicham Sharara, a Consultant based in Dubai, has worked in the region for almost 10 years. Hicham leads Egon Zehnder’s Services Practice in the Middle East region. He serves clients in real estate, construction and infrastructure, advising both government and private organizations. Hicham is also involved in tourism in its broad sense, which includes travel & hospitality, destination management, and retail. Hicham has been involved in a number of senior level search projects including chief executive officer, chief financial officer, chief investment officer, chief development officer and head of asset management. He is active in Egon Zehnder’s Services, Financial Services, Human Resources, Executive Assessment and Development, and Chief Marketing Officers Practices.


Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Hicham was Director of Asset & Hospitality Management at Dubai World Trade Centre, based in Dubai, managing their portfolio of commercial, residential, retail, and hospitality assets. Previously, as Senior Financial Auditor with Ernst & Young, based in Paris, he served clients in the real estate, telecommunications, and energy sectors.

Hicham earned an MS in Audit from HEC Paris, a Civil Engineering degree from ESTP Paris, and an MBA from London Business School.

News and Publications

Hospitalitynet – Hicham Sharara & Paul Liu: How Diversity May Help Hospitality Rise to Technology Challenge

Technological advances are impelling top hotel industry leaders to overhaul their business approach, reports hospitalitynet. In Egon Zehnder’s recent study on CEO leadership in the hospitality industry, Hicham Sharaa and Paul Liu find that digital engagement with customers is the new game-changer.

How Can Hotel Groups Win in a Changing World?

The world’s top hotel groups have long prided themselves on their ability to create memorable customer experiences – greeting return guests by name at check-in, anticipating and exceeding their every wish during their stay, and delighting them with amenities and décor.

consultant name

Hicham Sharara Egon Zehnder, Dubai