After almost 20 years with the group, Harris Karaolides is a worldwide veteran of InterSearch.
Since his appointment as General Manager, Dubai in July 2016, Harris has been focused on continuing to grow the high-performing executive search team of 12 people in Dubai and manage the performance of the regional research team to ensure 100% delivery across all global, region and local assignments. He played a critical role in leading InterSearch’s Dubai office to +25% year-on-year growth in 2016.
Harris relocated to the Middle East three and a half years ago and has been instrumental in building a strong client base across the Middle East & North Africa region, as well as entering new markets such as Iran and Nigeria. Harris’ sector specializations include Consumer Goods, Pharma & Life Sciences, Manufacturing and Engineering Products & Services.
Highly regarded within InterSearch Worldwide and honored with InterSearch’s Global Excellence award, Harris is famous for his honest and straightforward consultative style. The ultimate realist, hard-to-fill roles are his sweet spot and he effortlessly convinces senior talent to consider career opportunities in hardship locations. His repeat business ratios are impressive, as is his determination and ability to shortlist the best candidates in the market in record time.
Initially joining the Athens office in 1998, Harris quickly became the Managing Partner of InterSearch Greece where he executed multiple assignments across Greece and Central-Eastern Europe for a variety of local and multinational corporations. While leading the Athens office, Harris was also the Global Media Relations Manager for InterSearch and played a significant role in increasing visibility and awareness for the Global organization.
He holds a Master’s Degree from Syracuse University’s prestigious S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications in New York and has previously worked in sales, marketing and operations for reputable corporations in Athens, Greece and New York City, USA.
We wish Harris all the very best in his new role and may he continue to grow the InterSearch Middle East regional headquarters in Dubai, with great success across multiple geographies in the MEA region.