The Brief

To find a Head of Retail for a Middle East luxury goods company, on behalf of a private equity investor.

The Challenge

This role is a sample from our portfolio company searches. The specifics of the role required the successful individual to be based in Saudi Arabia, speak fluent Arabic, and to have experience in a senior level retail position within the luxury goods sector in the wider Middle East region. This combination of requirements resulted in a very limited number of relevant candidates.

The Solution

Due to our extensive network of sources across the region we were able to identify an individual who fit the criteria and was willing to consider the relocation to Saudi.

A key part of the successful closing process was our in-depth knowledge of the unique business and employment requirements of the particular countries involved, as there were a number of complications surrounding work permit and visa issues. It is through being able to foresee such obstacles that we can avert problems later on in the process.

Key Contact

Taru Oksman