Samantha Robinson

Managing Director, InterSearch Middle East

Sam has almost 20 years combined executive search and in-house recruitment experience.  She has developed her career with InterSearch in both Australia & Middle East. Sam was born in Kuwait, educated in Australia and lived in London for a number of years working within the HR teams of Merrill Lynch and BP International.

In the Middle East, she worked with Standard Chartered Bank as the Regional Talent Acquisition Specialist, Middle East, Pakistan & Africa (MEPA); focusing on senior-level hires as well as committing to the global diversity agenda to attract Arab, African & female talent into the organisation.

Samantha has been back in the Middle East region over 11 years.  She re-joined InterSearch initially as the General Manager of Oman, based in Muscat for 4.5 years, before becoming the General Manager of the UAE business and was promoted to MD Middle East in 2016.

She is responsible for building and leading a multi-cultural team of high-performing Consultants and Research Associates across multiple offices around the GCC, and serving a variety of clients across the Middle East & Africa (MEA) region.

Sam personally focuses on executing executive search assignments in the Banking & Finance, Aviation and Family Groups. She is currently the InterSearch Worldwide Industry Group Leader for the Financial Services sector.

Sam holds a Bachelor of Science, with a major in Psychology, from the University of Melbourne in Australia.

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