Our Dubai, UAE Team

Harris Karaolides
General Manager, Dubai
Harris began his career in 1989 and has held marketing, sales and operations roles with reputable companies in New York City and Athens, Greece. He has 15 years of experience Read More
Harris KaraolidesGeneral Manager, Dubai
Harris began his career in 1989 and has held marketing, sales and operations roles with reputable companies in New York City and Athens, Greece. He has 15 years of experience as an executive search consultant, joining InterSearch Greece in 1998 and eventually becoming the Managing Partner of InterSearch’s Athens office. Before joining InterSearch Middle East he successfully completed hundreds of executive search assignments in Greece and Central-Eastern Europe. While leading the Athens office, Harris was also the Global Media Relations Manager for InterSearch Worldwide and playing a significant role in increasing visibility and awareness for the Global organization. Harris currently serves clients in the Middle East, Greece and the Balkans in a variety of sectors such as Consumer Goods, Pharma & Life Sciences, Manufacturing and Engineering Products & Services. Harris holds a USA Master's Degree from Syracuse University's prestigious S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications in New York. Contact Harris: h.karaolides@intersearchme.com
Sean McGuire
Consultant, Dubai
Sean started his career as an Audit Associate with PwC supporting Audits of global multinationals across a diversity of sectors. He has 7 years of experience in senior appointments, initially Read More
Sean McGuireConsultant, Dubai

Sean started his career as an Audit Associate with PwC supporting Audits of global multinationals across a diversity of sectors. He has 7 years of experience in senior appointments, initially with one of the world’s largest staffing agency in the UK before relocating to Dubai where he has spent the past 4 years supporting business to identify and attract both local and global talent, into critical management positions.

With a background in Audit and Finance, Sean utilizes his experience and knowledge to support his clients with search mandates for CEOs, International VPs, Senior Partners, CDOs, COOs and CFOs for global multinationals, large family offices and Investment Vehicles at both holding and portfolio levels. At InterSearch, he would be focusing on Real Estate, Private Equity, Telecommunications, Digital and Disruptive Technology.

Email: s.mcguire@intersearchme.com

Anna Samih
Senior Research Associate, UAE
Anna Samih launched her executive search career as a Research Associate at InterSearch Middle East. Based in Dubai, she has over 5 years of consulting experiencing, which includes significant research Read More
Anna SamihSenior Research Associate, UAE
Anna Samih launched her executive search career as a Research Associate at InterSearch Middle East. Based in Dubai, she has over 5 years of consulting experiencing, which includes significant research projects and initiatives. Anna has grown her career in USA over the last 5 years through consulting engagements in various industry sectors, including Banking & Finance at the world’s leading multi-national investment bank, Goldman Sachs; IT and Telecommunications; HR Services, including Recruitment & Retention, Organizational Effectiveness and Learning Solutions; and Professional Services. Her experience includes managing significant recruitment projects to retain high caliber experts for an online recruitment and retention website for her latest client, conducting a robust standard operating procedures and policies research assignment, and maintaining long-term relationships with key clients. Anna holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance and Management from the McIntire School of Commerce in Virginia, USA, along with a minor in Philosophy from the University of Virginia.
George Varghese
Research Associate, UAE
George has over 7 years of recruitment and research experience with Management Consulting, Information Technology and Construction firms in India and UAE. Started his career with Accenture managing client recruitment Read More
George VargheseResearch Associate, UAE
George has over 7 years of recruitment and research experience with Management Consulting, Information Technology and Construction firms in India and UAE. Started his career with Accenture managing client recruitment for several fortune 500 organizations before moving on to Infosys, the second largest technology company in India. At Infosys, he led the Management Consulting recruitment for experienced professionals and campus graduates. Close to 3 years spent there, he played a crucial role in building and branding the consulting capabilities of the company. He also collaborated on technology hiring across the company’s industry verticals and horizontals. He has considerable experience hiring for Banking & Financial Services, Telecom, Energy, Digital Technologies, Manufacturing, Design, Construction & Engineering industries. He has a BA in English Literature and MBA in Human Resources & Finance.
Rawan Abdullah
Research Associate, UAE
Rawan Abdulla commenced her career as a Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Researcher with one of the largest & leading Search firms in the MENA region. She then joined InterSearch Middle East Read More
Rawan AbdullahResearch Associate, UAE
Rawan Abdulla commenced her career as a Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Researcher with one of the largest & leading Search firms in the MENA region. She then joined InterSearch Middle East in 2015 as Research Associate working across major industries within the Oil & Gas, Banking & Finance, Engineering, Construction & Development, Manufacturing, Logistics & Distribution, Trading & Services Companies, Family Conglomerates and IT & Telecoms space. She has delivered shortlists and placements for numerous senior positions including: Chief Executive Officers, Chief Operating Officers, Chief Medical Officers, Managing Directors, Medical Directors, Department Heads/Directors, Country Managers, Project Managers, School Principals, and Medical Consultants. Rawan holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Strategic Human Resources from the University of Wollongong, UAE.
Kristina Oumouassan
Research Associate, UAE
Kristina’s career started in the media industry. After graduating from the University of Hertfordshire in the UK with a BA Honours in English Literature with Journalism, she worked in editorial Read More
Kristina OumouassanResearch Associate, UAE

Kristina’s career started in the media industry. After graduating from the University of Hertfordshire in the UK with a BA Honours in English Literature with Journalism, she worked in editorial for some local press and then for a PR media services company where she worked on building rapports with many industry figures from the journalism and PR sector.

She transitioned into recruitment in 2013 when she joined the UK’s leading airline, British Airways, as a recruitment coordinator, supporting the hiring strategy across many of the airline’s departments; particularly for Experienced Hires and Flight Crew, helping to plan and fulfil the annual intake of pilots and cabin crew.

Upon joining InterSearch Middle East in 2016 she was initially responsible for supporting the management team with their business development plan and the operational running of the Dubai office, as well as  managing the regional offices’ HR functions. Her skillset and experience in people services is broad and includes performance management, payroll and policies, recruitment planning and operations, application screening, candidate selection and interviewing techniques. Following a recent promotion to Research Associate, Kristina is tasked with sourcing the best leading talent across multiple disciplines for our key clients across the region and globally.