Executive Search firm Singer & Hamilton establishes base at DIFC



Singer & Hamilton, a leading European specialized Executive Search and Consulting firm with close to twenty years experience in its field, today announced that it has commenced operations from the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).

Established in Paris in 1989, Singer & Hamilton specializes in Executive Search in Capital Markets, Corporate Finance, Asset Management, Wealth Management, Private Equity, Real Estate and Insurance markets. The firm targets leading international banks, regional commercial banks and niche players such as local financial sponsors and family offices. In addition to its core Executive Search functions, Singer & Hamilton offers its clients a range of consulting services including Executive Assessment, Mapping and identification of key players (professionals, teams and companies) and Compensation package structuring.

Eric Singer, President of Singer & Hamilton said: “The DIFC is today a recognized hub for any serious player in capital markets and corporate finance. We believe that by choosing to establish our Middle East head office in the DIFC, we will be better able to serve our existing clients and help them to find the management that will execute their regional strategies. We also aim to reach out to the growing number of regional financial institutions which are now faced with a tougher competitive environment.”

Nasser Al Shaali, CEO of the DIFC Authority welcomed Singer & Hamilton to the DIFC: “With the ever expanding concentration of financial entities in Dubai and across the region, and considering the speed at which this sector is growing, the demand for financial professionals is increasingly becoming a key issue on the region’s agenda. Singer & Hamilton brings to the DIFC a wealth of experience and a history of success, which will undoubtedly benefit us in terms of the accomplished executives and consultants, who will play a vital role in the development of our financial services industry.”

The Dubai office is fully integrated with Singer & Hamilton’s Paris based headquarters and thus is able to offer its clients access to a global research capability. Singer & Hamilton’s Dubai office is headed by Walid Sinno, assisted in Paris by Nadia Tortel.

Walid has over 10 years of practice in oil and gas financial advisory. Recently he has worked with energy groups in the Gulf region on various M&A and growth related transactions. Nadia joined Singer & Hamilton as a Partner in 1999. Her spheres of expertise are Asset Management and Capital Markets. She has conducted over 150 successful searches in Europe and the Middle East. Born in Kuwait, Nadia lived for more than fifteen years in the Gulf. The consultants are supported by a senior multi-cultural research team headed by Agnieszka Stankiewicz.

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