Our team will help you concentrate on what you do best

Our management team comes from major executive roles in both leading multinationals and upper-tier local organisations.
Their combined experience not only helps establish your business, but helps grow it as well with local connections and know-how.

Tarkan Sami

Managing Partner – Search & Contracting

A leading staffing expert, Tarkan has 20 years of experience in the manpower industry with an impressive track record at Adecco, the world’s largest staffing company, and Reach Employment, UAE’s largest manpower company. After a decade in the UK, Tarkan went on to establish the Adecco group’s Middle East operations with successful businesses in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Qatar.

Tarkan’s international industry background and his 10 years of experience in the region make him a rare asset in service and business development.

Tunji Abiola

Chief Financial Officer

First trained as an auditor in London with EY, Tunji worked at Bunge where he managed key projects around the world, focussing on improving foreign exchange risk management processes for Bunge’s operations in Brazil, Canada, Ukraine, Argentina and Europe. As a Treasury Finance Business Partner for Bunge operations in EMEA, Tunji worked with capital structuring, real time liquidity management for subsidiaries and working capital optimisation.

As our CFO, Tunji brings operational process design expertise, attention to detail and a methodical approach to operational governance.

Bal Brar

Managing Partner – Operations & Partnerships

Bal began his career headhunting investment bankers in London for major international banks like UBS, Barclays Capital, Bank of America and Merrill Lynch. In 2012, he moved to the UAE and worked first at Adecco then at Mubadala where he was responsible for strategic recruitment at the holding level and C-level hiring within portfolio companies across 10 sectors.. During his time with Adecco and Mubadala, Bal has been recognised for his contributions at group level.

Bal brings valuable insights into the workings of government and semi-government organisations in the UAE as well as a deep understanding of the needs of high level professionals operating within the United Arab Emirates.

Kem Cenan

Head of UK & Europe

After graduating from Oxford University with a Masters in Engineering Science, Kem rose through the ranks of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to Senior Portfolio Manager managing €10 billion of the bank’s capital and reserves. Kem also founded a successful consumer diamond business, a luxury supercar rally across Europe and created a popular automotive technology app.

He brings with a him an incisive analytical mind-set and the ability to develop and manage a considerable client base in the United Kingdom.