Our Dubai team has been awarded with six different titles by Global Banking & Finance Review

Huxley’s DIFC based regional office in Dubai is extremely honoured to have been awarded the following titles by Global Banking & Finance Review:

  • Best Executive Search Firm in GCC 2019
  • Best Executive Search Firm in Digital & Transformation in GCC 2019
  • Best Executive Search Firm in Cyber Security in GCC 2019
  • Best Executive Search Firm in Digital & Transformation in Saudi Arabia 2019
  • Best Executive Search Firm in Saudi Arabia 2019
  • Best Executive Search Firm in Cyber Security in Saudi Arabia 2019


It is the second consecutive year that our Dubai team has been awarded Best Executive Search by Global Banking and Finance Review. This is a great testament to the hard work, strategy and partnerships that the team has with our clients and candidates. 

Hasnain Qazi, Head of Huxley in the region commented, “Huxley have been fostering long-term partnerships in the MENA region for over a decade now; in this time we have executed for and become long-term advisors to many of the most prominent Boards, Chairmen, CEOs and CHROs who have engaged our firm on complex, difficult-to-fill, confidential and niche leadership searches. These awards are particularly gratifying given the fact that over the years, Global Banking & Finance Review have recognised and honoured some of the most respected global brands such as HSBC, Citi and Standard Chartered along with the leading local Gulf origin banks; for Huxley to be recognised as part of such illustrious company is indeed a source of pride. Whilst we are widely acknowledged to enjoy the largest headcount and market share in region, to be publicly commended as the leading force within Banking & FinTech search, is indeed a proud moment and a culmination of the combined efforts of all our colleagues in Dubai.”

What differentiates the Huxley team in Dubai?

The Huxley brand in Dubai focusses on executive search within the Banking, Technology, Commerce and Financial Services markets, and is one of the largest specialist teams in the region.

Huxley enjoys a stellar reputation for operating with discretion, integrity and professionalism, along with more than 10 years’ worth of on-the-ground knowledge and experience. They have been taken to the heart of the business community they serve and have established themselves as market leaders.

This success has allowed them to develop their brand organically and have increased their headcount massively. The latest round of growth sees the team relocating to a new, larger office space in Dubai’s International Financial Centre (DIFC) – with an incredible view of the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa.

This new, state of the art office is more than twice as large as their last and will accommodate almost double the current headcount of 53. With the space to grow their headcount even further, the team can grow their internal functions, helping to deliver a better service for clients and customers.

Beyond that, we are immensely proud of our rich history of providing advisory, start-up and talent acquisition services to our customers. Because our consultants are subject matter experts in specific geo / vertical niches, they are able to deliver in a quick, precise and comprehensive manner.

With a coordinated global service from our offices based in the world’s leading financial, commercial and technology hubs in New York, London, Singapore, Paris, Frankfurt and Zurich amongst other cities, we are able to leverage off our global reach, local know-hows, and our consultants’ expertise to provide maximum value to our clients and candidates.

We’ve launched Net Promoter Score (NPS), a customer experience programme globally in 2017 to capture our clients and candidates feedback at every stage of the customer journey. These feedback are then used to adapt our systems, processes and behaviours. We’ve seen significant improvements in our overall NPS results year-on-year with an increase of at least 10% points each year. As such, we’ve been able to maintain one of the highest scores globally. This has led to an improvement in our customer service, including a bespoke solution to each of our clients which subsequently led to a consistently high client retention rate and a breakthrough into new businesses.

In line with NPS, we also implement Employee NPS (eNPS) to ensure that we are listening to our employees, supporting them, providing them with the right infrastructure and most importantly, empowering them. This has allowed them to be able to provide advisory to senior executives stemming from their subject matter expertise, regardless of their age and background.


A big thank you to everyone

These awards are only possible because of the combined hard work that the team has put in. Huxley’s Dubai office has worked tremendously hard and their dedication has led to the great service we can provide to our customers and the achievements we can now enjoy. We would like to show our appreciation to the team and extend this gratitude to all our clients and candidates. Thank you for making this journey a success and we are very excited for our continued partnership. We are looking forward to create a greater impact in the region.


If you would like to join a highly successful and exciting team, you may contact Salwa Omerzai at [email protected] for more information. You may also visit our website or LinkedIn page to get more updates about the team, our organisation and other industry news.  If you’re interested in partnering with us to source for senior executives for either permanent or on a niche project-based contract solution, please contact us at [email protected].


About Global Banking & Finance Review

Global Banking & Finance Review is a leading Online and Print Magazine, which has evolved from the growing need to have a more balanced view, for informative and independent news within the financial community. It provides quality and in-depth insights in a clear and concise way, providing leading players and key figures with up to date information within the finance sector. Read in over 200 different countries, their readership includes Presidents, CEOs, CFOs and senior decision makers within Fortune 500 companies, major banks, financial institutions, central bank and individuals interested in financial markets and news.

The awards were created to recognise companies of all sizes that are prominent in particular areas of expertise and excellence within the global financial community. The awards are known throughout the global banking and financial community.

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