In Tune with the Local Originally started out in the USA in the early 70’s, Stanton Chase established its first international footprint in Europe in 1990, when it became Stanton Chase International, celebrating 20 years of sustainable growth, this year. Established the first office in the Middle East in May 2006, based in Dubai. Strategically positioned to serve growing demand for global talent across the Middle East Region. Specialized in “C” level appointments and other senior level & highly specialized positions across practice groups. Established the second office in Doha, in February 2010. Upcoming Offices slated for the coming 5 years include, Riyadh, Beirut, Manama, and Kuwait.
Quality Culture Member of AESC* adherence to high professional and ethical standards Worldwide Best Practices Performance Metric to gauge success Worldwide consistent process and quality standards with integrated cross border market expertise Consultative, long-term focus approach
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Specialized ExpertiseDeep Knowledge in Nine Dynamic Sectors Consumer Products Life Sciences & Services & Healthcare Professional Services Technology Natural Resources Government, Education & Energy and non profit Logistics & Industrial Financial Services Transportation
Leadership Solutions Stanton Chase’s EM Leadership Center is focused on offering leadership solutions to the fast growing markets, in the Middle East, Africa, Asia & Eastern Europe. Our services include: Strategy & Consulting Leadership Assessment Leadership Growth Leadership Coaching Leadership Audit
GLOBAL & REGIONAL CLIENTS A Selection of Clientele
Methodology Define Conduct Secure Successful Counsel & Assignment Research Candidate Consolidate Conduct Client Identify/ Approach Briefing Candidate Assessments Complete Negotiations Sources Develop Position Approach Potential Client Specification Reference Checks Candidates FeedbackPrepare Research Strategy Candidate Screening Market Findings Report FACET™ Induction ToolConfirm with Client Communicate progress Present Candidates to Maintain Active to Client Client Communication
With office in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Doha,Servicing the Middle East RegionTHE MIDDLE EAST TEAM
Panos Manolopoulos Vice Chairman Regions Managing Partner, Middle East Panos is member of the Board of Directors of Stanton Chase International as Vice Chairman Regions, and the Managing Partner for the Middle East. He has been a member of Stanton Chase since 2003 when he started as General Manager of the Bucharest office and became Managing Partner in 2005. He is one of the shareholders of Stanton Chase in Romania, Bulgaria, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar. Before being elected as Vice Chairman Regions, he served (and, currently, is still serving) as Vice-President for EMEA region, while he also was the Global Practice Leader in Consumer Products and Services practice groupSpecializations: with responsibility over 65 offices in 45 countries and approximately 25% ofConsumer Products & the Global Revenue of the Firm.ServicesProfessional Services
Wassim Karkabi Managing Partner Regional Practice Leader, Industrial, EMEA Wassim has successfully completed senior assignments in the Middle East and more specifically in the Gulf countries since 1997. He has served leading multinational and regional holding companies as well as local companies. He has worked closely with and completed assignments for clients in a variety of Industrial Sub Sectors such as Real Estate Development, Facilities Management, Construction Management, Contracting, Plastics, Cable, Motors & Automation, Power Generation, and Power Transmission & Distribution. He has also completed executive level assignments within the Natural Resources and Energy sub sectors, including Oil & Gas, RenewableSpecializations: Energy and Mining & Exploration, in addition to serving selectIndustrial multinational clients in Consumer Products and Services, and inNatural Resources & Energy Logistics & Transport.Logistics & Transportation
Konstantina Sakellariou Partner Marketing & Operations Director Konstantina is focuses on business development, as well as on cultivating partnerships with companies, media, chambers, business councils and other organizations, along with well-known professionals and experts in various business sectors, in order to promote Stanton Chase in the Middle East and enhance business growth in the region. Additionally, she is responsible for the operational and organizational activities of the office. Konstantina has acquired experience in various fields over her 15-year career. In her previous position, she acted as Special Advisor to the Secretary General for Youth in the Hellenic Ministry of Education. PriorSpecializations: to that, she has worked as consultant in the international legal firm IKRPGovernment, Education & Rokas & Partners, a law consulting firm with offices in 12 SoutheastNGOs European countries, and as Account Officer in Laiki Leasing and Alpha Leasing.
Jack Montgomery Senior Consultant Having lived across the Middle East for over 20 years, Jack has worked, studied, and traveled extensively in every country, providing him with an in- depth knowledge of the economies, organizations, and a wide network of individual executives. During his tenure in search, Jack has successfully fulfilled numerous senior level mandates for multi-nationals, large regional conglomerates, and Middle East Investment Banks and Private Equity funds. His industry specialties include fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), automotive, pharmaceuticals and healthcare devices, while he as done considerable work on cement / construction chemicals, manufacturing, and construction industries.Specializations:Consumer Product &ServicesLife Sciences & Healthcare
Athena Tavoulari Senior Consultant Athena is a Senior Consultant in the Technology and Life Sciences and Healthcare practice groups of Stanton Chase Middle East. She brings with her a wealth of professional experience within the executive search industry, being exposed in various international and local searches for well- known local or multinational clients. Throughout her extensive career in the executive search industry, Athena has gained experience from a variety of market sectors, such as Technology, Life Sciences and Healthcare, Consumer Products and Services, as well as Financial Services, always with a special focus on the Technology and Life Sciences and Healthcare sectors. Before joining Stanton Chase – Middle East, Athena was the ManagingSpecializations: Director of Stanton Chase Bucharest, as well as a Director in Stanton Technology Chase, focusing on the SE European region. Life Sciences & Healthcare
Shane Phillips Senior Consultant Shane Phillips is a Consultant in the Financial Services Practice Group. He relocated to Dubai from Toronto Canada where he previously worked with Korn Ferry International. Before joining the Executive Search industry Shane ran his own business until he was invited to join Rushmore Judge, a specialist search boutique. Throughout his career Shane has executed Senior Level and Board assignments across the globe. Currently he coversthe entire Middle East where he specializes in the scarce skills arena and has participated in many localization and emiratization campaigns which focused on acquiring local talent for his clients.SpecialisationsFinancial ServicesProfessional Services
Omar Al Busaidy Associate PartnerOmar Mohammed Al Busaidy is Associate Partner in Stanton Chase MiddleEast, while also being one of the one of the founders and Managing Partnerof “Connections for Businessmen Services”.A young Emirati with over 6 years of experience in corporate UAE, Omar hasexpanded his skills’ set and has grown in the sectors of banking, tourism,trade and investment. From being an advisor to business development, todiplomat relations to marketing strategies, Omar has worked in both thepublic and private sector in prestigious organizations such as the NationalBank of Dubai, the Dubai Shopping Festival to the British Embassy.Having a strong entrepreneurial and business acumen, Omar has beeninvolved with several start-up businesses in the UAE and the neighboringcountry Oman. Omar’s passion to delivering back to the community andfocus on the service industry has been instrumental in his growth andlearning capacities.Omar graduated in 2009 with a B.Sc. in Marketing from the AmericanUniversity in Dubai.
Mubarak Al Amry Associate PartnerMubarak Al Amry is Associate Partner of Stanton Chase Middle East, as wellas the co-Founder of Connections ME. He also acts as the BusinessDevelopment Manager of the Al Amry Group of Companies, and he isinvolved in several entrepreneurial initiatives as well.Mubarak has extensive business experience in the UAE, both as anexecutive as well as an entrepreneur. He started his career as real estatesales and investment consultant for Better Homes, which led to starting uphis own real estate agency. Additionally, he has acted as the ManagingDirector of Parking Specialist FZE, a parking company focusing on servicingthe UAE officials.Educated in Canada during his high school years, Mubarak is a graduate ofthe American University in Dubai, and he has also obtained a post-graduateReal Estate Diploma.
Associate Team Raymonde Roumi joined Stanton Chase in 2010, as a Raymonde Research Associate focusing on mandates in the Industrial, Natural Resources & Energy as well as in the Consumer Products & Services sectors. Prior to joining Stanton Chase, she acquired over four years of working experience in the Hospitality sector in Lebanon, where she focused on key human resources functions.Aziza Aziza Dada joined Stanton Chase in 2010 as a research associate focusing on mandates in the financial sector. Prior to joining Stanton Chase, she acquired over 6 years working experience in the financial sector in Lebanon and the Gulf. She previously worked for Arab Bank Plc, ABQ Zawya and most recently as a Senior Financial Analyst at Sama Dubai (Dubai Properties ).
Associate Team Aniola Tahiraj joined Stanton Chase in 2011 as a Senior Aniola Associate focusing on mandates in the Natural Resources and Energy, Industrial, Logistics & Transport and Consumer Products and Services sector for International and Regional companies in the Middle East. Prior to joining Stanton Chase International Aniola obtained three years of experience with another top ranked global executive search firm where she worked for major blue chip organizations across multiple industries.Zabe Zabe Khan joined Stanton Chase in 2010, as a Senior Associate. His career experience covers a range of sectors including financial services, real estate and economic development. Prior to joining Stanton Chase, he was responsible for providing research and development support to an insurance company assisting them in business development and competitive intelligence. and existing businesses in the Scottish construction, food and drink, manufacturing, textiles and engineering sectors.