Anabtawi joins DHR International as EVP, Middle East & North Africa

August 28, 2013

Dubai, United Arab Emirates (August 28, 2013) – Global executive search firm DHR International is pleased to announce that Abbed Anabtawi has joined the firm as executive vice president of the Middle East and North Africa. He is based in the firm’s Dubai office. He brings more than 15 years of executive search and management consulting experience to the firm.

Prior to joining DHR International, Anabtawi was the director of the executive search services at KPMG Lower Gulf, running a search focused, sector agnostic practice. He successfully worked on behalf of his clients to attract and place executives in local large family conglomerates, government and semi-government organizations, telecom and satellite operators, as well as startups.

Ayman Haddad, DHR’s managing director for Middle East and North Africa said, “With yet another senior consultant joining our MENA team we have grown further our capabilities and expertise across all sectors and functions. We now have one of the strongest teams in the region and are uniquely placed to help local organizations and multinationals with their C-level and senior management talent needs. Abbed has impeccable credentials and in depth regional experience to complement our current team. He will add great value to our clients.”

Before his tenure at KPMG, Anabtawi was the head of telecommunications Middle East and Africa for RP International where he played a key role in establishing the RP International office in the region. Anabtawi has supported nine regional start-ups and has built enduring relationships with many of the key industry players who he has supported in the placement of senior leadership talent, during launch, transformation, mergers and acquisitions of their businesses.

Anabtawi holds a Master of Philosophy in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Brighton, a Master of Science in Telecommunications from the University of Sussex and an Electronics and Broadcasting Engineering Honours Degree from the University of Brighton in England.

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