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Egon Zehnder has been serving sovereign private and public institutions, leading diversified family businesses, government entities, international institutions, and supra-regional organizations in the Middle East, North Africa, and Pakistan region for more than 40 years. Having started to serve these clients in 1975 from our European base, we then opened our first office in the region in Jeddah in 1998 and then our Middle East practice in Dubai in 2005. From there, we have been working with clients across industries and sectors, including nonprofits and NGOs, throughout this broad and emerging region.

Our focus is on steadily advising our clients, despite volatile macroeconomic and geopolitical factors, in building and strengthening strong organizations with lasting leadership. Initially, their needs emerged purely as executive searches but have evolved to include talent planning, executive development, succession planning, leadership team effectiveness, executive benchmarking, and board effectiveness and build. Not only have we built a local and regional track record that is leveraged by local institutions and multinationals to identify and attract top local talent, but we also leverage Egon Zehnder's international footprint to attract top quartile executive and board talent. In the past decade, we have assessed and come to coach more and more indigenous high-potential talent into future leaders, in line with the strategic focus toward the national population.

We are proud of our long-standing commitment to the region, extensive client network, and personalized solutions that continuously yield significant repeat businesses. We look forward to partnering with you.

Meet the Dubai Team

Imran Saleem

Imran Saleem

Dubai

Office Leader

Imran Saleem is the Managing Partner of Egon Zehnder’s Middle East Practice and has been in the region since 2006. In this dynamic and… Read more

Golnaz Bahmanyar

Golnaz Bahmanyar

Dubai

Based in Dubai since 2008, Golnaz leads Egon Zehnder’s Consumer Practice in the Middle East… Read more

Raed Kanaan

Raed Kanaan

Dubai

Raed Kanaan shares his deep financial expertise as an advisor with commercial and investment banks, asset managers, private equity firms, government… Read more

Hicham Sharara

Hicham Sharara

Dubai

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… Read more

Hana Habayeb

Hana Habayeb

Dubai

Hana Adib Habayeb, based in Dubai, is active in Egon Zehnder’s Technology and Communications Practice, which she leads for the MENA region. In… Read more

Michel Grebenikof

Michel Grebenikof

Dubai

Michel Grebenikof, based in Dubai, co-leads Egon Zehnder’s Industrial Practice Group in the Middle East. His vast experience and deep acumen across… Read more

Eduen Mobayed

Eduen Mobayed

Dubai

Eduen Mobayed has been a trusted advisor to leaders in the MENA region for more than a decade. As a founding member of the… Read more

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Axelle Sznajer

London

Axelle Sznajer, based in London, leads Egon Zehnder’s activities around tech-enabled services and FinTech in Europe. She works with publicly traded… Read more

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Charles Gray

New York

Charles “Chuck” Gray, based in New York, leads Egon Zehnder’s Technology Officers Practice in North America and is an active member of the Private… Read more

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Kim Henderson

Washington, D.C.

Kim Henderson, a founding member of Egon Zehnder’s Washington, D.C., office, is active in the firm’s Consumer Practice and Services Practice. Read more

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