John Robinson

Chairman, InterSearch Middle East

John’s association with the Middle East is extensive and goes back over 38 years. After leaving McKinsey in London, he lived in Kuwait from 1977 to 1986 as Head of Organisation & Manpower Planning with Kuwait Oil Company, where he gained a good understanding of the culture and business environment of the region.

John joined InterSearch in 1991, when he established InterSearch Australia and focused on recruiting international specialist candidates from around the world, to work in the Middle East region. John has always taken positions of responsibility and has acted as Board Director in InterSearch Worldwide for three years and was also Chairman of the Standards & Quality Committee. He is currently the InterSearch Worldwide Practice Group Leader for the Oil & Gas Sector.

Prior to his executive search career, John was both in HR Management and senior leadership roles with organisations in UK, Middle East and Australia. John then established  InterSearch Middle East by opening the first office in Dubai in 1998 and since that time has supported clients in the MEA region with his extensive knowledge and experience of recruiting in the region.

John has a BSc in Mathematics & Statistics from the University of St Andrews in Scotland.
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