Hicham Sharara, based in Dubai, leads Egon Zehnder’s global Travel & Hospitality Practice as well as the firm’s Real Estate and Services practices in the Middle East. He is a trusted advisor to government organizations and family-owned businesses, working with clients across the infrastructure, airports, logistics, travel, hospitality, and leisure and entertainment sectors on senior-level search projects for C-suites and boards. Hicham has deep experience in emerging markets and is increasingly focusing on leadership solutions beyond search.
My passion is helping great leaders to confidently sort through their contradictory storm of thoughts, feelings, and emotions to make the right career choices.
Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Hicham was the Director of Asset & Hospitality Management at the Dubai World Trade Center, managing its portfolio of commercial, residential, retail, and hospitality assets. Before that he served as a Senior Financial Auditor with Ernst & Young based in Paris, serving clients in the real estate, telecommunications, and energy sectors.
Hicham earned an MS in auditing from HEC Paris, a degree in civil engineering from ESTP in Paris, and an MBA from the London Business School. Hicham is a watersport enthusiast who was born in Dakar, Senegal, is married and has three children.