Abu Dhabi Team

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Ehab Hassan
Chairman, InterSearch UAE
Ehab Hassan is a highly seasoned Emirati HR professional, who comes with over 25 years’ experience to date. He began his career in the Oil & Gas sector, gaining broad Read More
Ehab HassanChairman, InterSearch UAE


Ehab Hassan is a highly seasoned Emirati HR professional, who comes with over 25 years’ experience to date. He began his career in the Oil & Gas sector, gaining broad experience across various disciplines within HR. He went on to pursue a career in Financial Services, where he joined First Gulf Bank (FGB,) as Vice President, Human Resources.

After a successful career with FGB, Ehab joined National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) where he ran the Group HR Function for 8 years. He played an instrumental role in re-shaping the entire HR team, and his strategies resulted in NBAD becoming an employer of choice in the region. In addition, Ehab established a best in class banking academy within just 12 months. Since 2016, Ehab has been running a consultancy, where he has been partnering with some of the biggest companies in the region, assisting them drive strategic HR change, and implementing new policies, procedures and HR systems.

He is highly regarded in the region, and considered one of the elite HR professionals in the UAE. Ehab is currently Chairman of InterSearch in the UAE.

Email: e.hassan@intersearchme.com

Andrew Bailey
General Manager, InterSearch Abu Dhabi
Andrew joined InterSearch Middle East to establish the Abu Dhabi business, and build out a first class search practice across the UAE’s capital. Having spent the majority of his career Read More
Andrew BaileyGeneral Manager, InterSearch Abu Dhabi


Andrew joined InterSearch Middle East to establish the Abu Dhabi business, and build out a first class search practice across the UAE’s capital. Having spent the majority of his career building relationships across EMEA, Turkey and Asia Pacific, Andrew is well positioned to ensure the InterSearch Middle East business remains top of class, and services clients across a multitude of sectors and industries.

Having worked for large publicly listed search firms, as well as a smaller business with international aspirations, Andrew understands the nuances of best practice in fast-changing environments, and combines this to achieve the best solutions for his clients and candidates.

InterSearch Abu Dhabi focuses on searches within the following sectors: Energy, Oil & Gas, Financial Services, FMCG, Retail, Manufacturing, Logistics, IT, Telecommunications, as well as aligning with Government Institutions accordingly. With a truly global network, Andrew exceeds expectation, and delivers a detailed and high quality service, always.

Email: a.bailey@intersearchme.com

Asel Shilikbayeva
Principal Consultant, Abu Dhabi
Asel has over 15 years of collective in-house and agency recruitment experience. Her career commenced with a tenure in Technical Support, Public Relations and Human Resources at Maersk Oil in Read More
Asel ShilikbayevaPrincipal Consultant, Abu Dhabi


Asel has over 15 years of collective in-house and agency recruitment experience. Her career commenced with a tenure in Technical Support, Public Relations and Human Resources at Maersk Oil in Kazakstan.

Prior to joining InterSearch she worked with leading recruitment agencies on both retained and contingency searches for world’s top Oil and Gas projects in Middle Eastern, North American, European and Asia Pacific markets. Asel’s current focus lies in building and developing sustainable business relationships with clients and candidates based in the UAE and wider region.

She holds a Master’s Degree in Strategic Marketing from Cranfield School of Management along with Bachelor (Hons) from Kazakh National University specialising in International Economic Relations.

George Varghese
Senior Research Associate, InterSeach Abu Dhabi
George has over 9 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 VargheseSenior Research Associate, InterSeach Abu Dhabi


George has over 9 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.

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