Financial Services remains a globally diverse talent pool. The recent disruptions in the industry in terms of geopolitical landscape, rapid advancements in technology, consolidation, globalization and increased transparency, corporate governance and compliance have fueled the thirst for talent that can make a difference. Continuous change management and competitive environment suggest our client requirements are becoming more specific and specialized not just from a technical perspective, but diversity and cultural alignment play a much more important factor in the war for talent across the industry.
InterSearch as a global leader in executive search has access to over 50 countries through the extensive network of 90 offices to ensure good global coverage for our clients in both developed and emerging markets.
Our global capabilities and dedicated financial services consulting team ensure we are able to add value across the diversity of the industry. With the unique ability to provide market intelligence, depth of knowledge and track record of placingproviding senior executive to specialized mid-level talent across:
Private Equity Firms
Private Banking & Wealth Management
Mergers & Acquisitions
SME & Micro Finance
Commodity Trading Companies
InterSearch has placed senior executive talent within CEO, General Manager & SVP roles. As well as specialized talent within such roles as Head of Digital Transformation, International Compliance Officer & Head of Financial Crime. Along with traditional leadership opportunities such as Chief Investment Officer (CIO), Head of Retail & Head of Payments.
Sam is the Managing Director – Middle East & youngest female Board Member of InterSearch Worldwide. She also leads the Global Practice for Banking & Financial Services & is very passionate member of Diversity & Inclusion Practice Group worldwide, especially with regards to a strong commitment to Women and GCC Nationalisation into executive leadership across the Middle East region.
Born in Kuwait, educated in Australia, she is a seasoned expat that has lived and worked in Australia, London, Canada and last 15 years in the Middle East. She has over 20 years of diversified global executive search and large multi-national corporate recruitment experience across both developed and emerging markets of Middle East, Europe, Africa, APAC & Americas.
Previously in London UK, she worked within the Global HR teams of Merrill Lynch Investment Bank and BP International. In the Middle East, she also worked with Standard Chartered Bank as the Regional Talent Acquisition Specialist, Middle East, Pakistan & Africa (MEPA); focused on the global diversity & inclusion agenda to attract Arab, African & female talent across the region.
InterSearch Middle East growth strategy over the last 5 years has been to expand across the GCC with four dedicated offices and teams in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Oman & Riyadh. It is very important to stay connected to clients and candidates across the region but also become part of the community in each geography.
Sam holds a Bachelor of Science, with a major in Psychology, from the University of Melbourne in Australia.