Gulf Connexions is the only international banking recruitment specialist with its head office in the Middle East and offices spread across Bahrain, London, Kuwait, Qatar, Dubai and Riyadh.
This ultimately means we are in an unrivalled position to both understand the local market and the difficulties frequently encountered in terms of building relationships, establishing trust and overcoming nationality and visa issues. Since we have been established for a number of years, we have now built a large and diverse database of candidates (ranging from GCC and other Arab nationals to western expats).Our parent company, which is involved in publishing, has offered us high exposure through advertising in the Gulf region. This has allowed us to build a unique network of the best candidates across a range of sectors.
Our office in Saudi Arabia has enabled us to establish ourselves as the premier recruiter for the leading banks and asset management houses in the Kingdom. Recent placements with our clients include candidates joining Al Rajhi, Alinma, SAIB, BNP Paribas, SWICORP and Morgan Stanley all in Riyadh. Middle office roles are an area where we have been focused in the last few years due to the current global market and an increase in risk awareness. However our specialty is covering front office buy and sell sides at all levels. The Saudi market (similar in certain areas to Abu Dhabi) is not dominated by expats and the awareness of culture and the importance of trust makes it challenging to find strong talented individuals with good business skills and knowledge in a competitive environment. Our most recent success has come from our exclusive commission to build the entire offices for Barclays and Societe Generale in Riyadh. After successfully filling these positions, we have now been asked to build Barclays office in Qatar as well.
Gulf Connexions can offer you a bespoke service where we will cover all recruitment needs for your new Saudi office. I would be your single point of contact and will lead a team of consultants and researchers who will leverage our network of offices and extensive database to ensure that we are able to fill any vacancies you may have. This will include identifying your direct competitors and headhunting suitable candidates who can be approached through our established contact channels.