Pedersen & Partners expands its UAE team and welcomes Shayma Ibrahim as a Principal

September 12, 2022 – Dubai, UAE – Pedersen & Partners, a leading international Executive Search and Leadership Consulting firm with 54 wholly owned offices in 50 countries, welcomes Shayma Ibrahim as a Principal in Dubai. She will be responsible for business development, Executive Search, and client management across the GCC region.

Shayma Ibrahim is a Principal at Pedersen & Partners, based in Dubai, UAE. Ms. Ibrahim has over a decade of Executive Search experience with a strong focus in the Natural Resources & Energy, Industrial, Supply Chain, Logistics & Transportation, Consumer, Government, Education & Non-Profit, and Family Groups sectors. She built her career at a major global retained Executive Search firm, where she partnered with senior executives in her specialist sectors across the GCC region. At the same time, Ms. Ibrahim established and led the first in-house customer experience department aimed at improving the client experience throughout the lifecycle of the mandate. Prior to her Executive Search career, Ms. Ibrahim gained consulting experience in the USA as an Outplacement Consultant and Certified Mediator, and worked in the Real Estate sector. In 2008, Ms. Ibrahim moved to the United Arab Emirates, where she first worked in Dubai and then in Abu Dhabi in the Information Technologies Security sector.

Michael Al-Nassir

“We are committed to bringing our clients strategic and tactical advice through our expert teams, which provide deeply-rooted industry knowledge, diverse perspectives, and rigorous understanding of leadership team challenges in diverse and multicultural organisations. Shayma has built a reputation for superior client service through long-lasting relationships, and I look forward to working with her as we continue to grow our Global Practices and strengthen our holistic approach,” said Michael Al-Nassir, Partner in charge of developing Pedersen & Partners' presence in Middle East & Africa and the Head of Private Equity Practice APMEA at Pedersen & Partners.

Shayma Ibrahim

“The GCC region offers an abundance of development opportunities for clients looking to strengthen their foothold and expand to other markets. I look forward to further building our capabilities across the region by helping our clients to bring on board talented leaders who will make a meaningful impact on their businesses. Pedersen & Partners’ collaborative style and client-centric approach to search execution is a perfect fit for my own commitment to delivering excellence via pragmatic solutions that drive bottom-line results. I am delighted to join this team, where I look forward to helping our clients build visionary leadership teams,” added Shayma Ibrahim, Principal at Pedersen & Partners.

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