Case Study – Middle East

CEO with eye on the future helps growing UAE family group consolidate and modernise

Our client, a UAE family group with a range of businesses and investments in financial services, automotive, real estate and retail, needed to appoint a new CEO to help modernise the rapidly growing company.

The problem: rapidly growing company requires CEO for the future

As it evolved and grew very quickly, the company found itself with an urgent need to appoint a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) who could modernise the business. The candidate would need to implement best practice governance, introduce new policies and procedures throughout the group, and continue to build new revenue streams. There was also a large and complex investment portfolio to manage.

The solution: targeted search for candidates uncovers the region’s best talent

Maven Partners made use of our large and active UAE network to conduct a thorough search, accompanied by detailed market mapping from our expert in-house research team.  Once the profile of the target had been determined – a high-profile CEO from a large regional family group company with experience of managing growth and change – we headhunted four candidates who fit the bill and presented them to the client for interview.

The result: modernising CEO manages change and growth successfully

A new CEO was successfully appointed and given a mandate to modernise company systems and processes, and manage a complex investment portfolio. His success in the role means the company is now able to manage change and growth successfully, providing a solid base for the future. The new hire has also consolidated a complex and diverse investment portfolio to enable new capital deployment.

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