InterSearch Middle East is first international executive search firm to be licensed by Abu Dhabi Global Market

InterSearch Middle East, one of the fastest growing executive search firms in the MEA region, has opened an office on Al Maryah Island in Abu Dhabi – making it the first international executive search firm to be licensed by Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM).

InterSearch, one of the original pioneers in the Middle East executive search industry, opened its first office in Dubai in 1998 and established a second office in Muscat in 2007.  The Abu Dhabi office at ADGM will be InterSearch’s third office in the GCC and will complement the existing business well.

Dhaher Bin Dhaher Al Mheiri, CEO of ADGM Registration Authority shared his congratulations with InterSearch.

“Our sincere congratulations to InterSearch Middle East on their successful opening as the first international executive search firm at Abu Dhabi Global Market. We are pleased to support InterSearch’s global aspirations, and we look forward to a strong collaboration and partnership.”

Samantha Robinson, Managing Director of InterSearch Middle East, believes in investing in the markets they service daily, and said that InterSearch’s Abu Dhabi office at ADGM is in an ideal location to provide better support to a variety of Government, Semi-Government & multi-national clients.

Central to our Middle East strategy is being near our clients and candidates, as this further strengthens our ability to collaboratively deliver high quality customer experiences.  Our Abu Dhabi office will be run by Andrew Bailey who has been appointed as General Manager to build a first-class InterSearch practice across the UAE’s capital.  Andrew brings a wealth of executive search experience to InterSearch, having built comparable search businesses that service a multitude of sectors and industries,” said Samantha.

Andrew Bailey, newly appointed General Manager of InterSearch Abu Dhabi, began his career as an accountant, working for large global FMCG firms in Sydney and London, however contracted the entrepreneurial bug and began building businesses for both large and small executive search practices in EMEA, Turkey and Asia Pacific.

This region continues to offer exciting opportunities for executives, and I’m delighted to join one of the region’s leading search firms to identify the best solutions for both clients and candidates. Aligning ourselves with organisations to assist with nationalisation hiring will also demonstrate not only where we add value to our clients, but also add value to the local talent pool” said Andrew.

InterSearch Middle East specialises in executive search within the sectors of Banking & Financial Services, Oil & Gas, Development & Infrastructure, Retail & FMCG, Manufacturing, Logistics & Supply Chain, IT & Telecommunications, Professional Services, as well as Government and semi-Government organisations.

InterSearch Middle East is a key partner for our organization and our multinational clients investing in the MEA region. Thanks to their highly qualified and diversified team of researchers and consultants from all nationalities, InterSearch Middle East can afford an extremely rapid growth without compromising on quality and client orientation” stated Peter Waite, Chairman of InterSearch Worldwide.

With a truly global network, of over 90 offices in more than 50 countries, InterSearch and its team of highly skilled specialists deliver an uncompromised commitment to excellence through their strategic and cooperative approach.

For more information on InterSearch Middle East, visit


InterSearch Middle East has been recruiting into the Middle East for the last 20 years, having opened head office in Dubai in 1998. Since then, InterSearch has worked with clients in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Egypt, Yemen, Iraq and UAE.  InterSearch Middle East is a specialised executive search firm that works across all major industry sectors – recruiting senior and mid-level executives, managers, specialists and professionals in many disciplines. Our current team offers more than seventy-five years of talent acquisition capability and HR knowledge.


InterSearch contact:
Andrew Bailey – General Manager, Abu Dhabi
InterSearch Middle East Limited

Media contact:

Andy Abey
Andy Abey Communications

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