Your specialist executive search partner in Saudi Arabia and the GCC.
We are an outstanding executive search firm for companies seeking to acquire, retain and develop human talent for executive positions in the Saudi Arabia and the GCC region.
A Saudi national, Mohammed Moumena co-founded Edward W Kelley & Partners in the Middle East in December 2006 after dreaming of building a boutique consultancy firm and having run a family business.
Mohammed is passionate to work with people and with over 25 years work experience, his career comprised the management of a family conglomerate within real estate, hospitality and contracting in Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom as well as vast experience in the areas of human capital, governance, strategy, and investments. Since mid-2013 Mohammed has been part of the corporate Board world as an Independent Board member with some Board Committees’ involvement in Public and Closed Joint Stock companies mainly in Saudi Arabia.
Our human capital consultancy and board advisory
Besides finding the right talent for your executive positions, we provide bespoke human capital training and consultancy, and board advisory to help leverage human resources for optimal performance, maximum productivity, and business effectiveness.
Among others, we provide management consulting services with:
Sports and Entertainment
Retail & FMCG
Aviation & transport
Construction & contracting
Hospitality & tourism
Healthcare & life sciences
Financial services & insurance
Information & communication technology
Through our local offices in Saudi Arabia and the UAE, our globally experienced team uses their unrivalled networks, in-depth regional knowledge and finesse to source and place the optimum candidates.
As your specialist executive search Saudi Arabia & GCC partner, we work on a retained and exclusive basis with all our clients to provide a bespoke, confidential and collaborative service.
With a combined 240 years of experience, our diverse team of Middle East experts has worked across an expansive range of industry sectors. We counsel some of the region’s most prominent organisations, family conglomerates, corporate businesses and government entities, and with over 10,000 senior candidates identified and over 500 executive talent searches since our establishment in 2006, we have successfully built our reputation as one the region’s leading boutique executive search consultancy.
Our executive search Approach
Executive search has been the core of our business since our establishment in 2006.
We work alongside you as trusted partners to identify and secure the finest talent for your business in Saudi Arabia and the GCC. We do this through our bespoke, rigorous, and methodical search strategy, backed by professional research and crowned with our aspirational guarantee for success. With our seamless collaboration, you will be prepared to unlock the potential of your team and drive meaningful impact.
Our commitment to you continues beyond the placement of a candidate. Our premise is that success is not measured by the placement itself but rather by the long-term impact of the right candidate. This is why we offer a guaranteed time of placement.
Our team has a comprehensive understanding of the local corporate environment and cultural imperative of the region, and most notably, we have a physical local presence via our offices in Saudi Arabia and UAE.
We are thoroughly invested in your success.
A responsible business
Responsible business practices are no longer a ‘nice to have’ but an essential part of any business. As a responsible and purpose-driven leadership consulting firm, we contribute to the betterment of society in more ways than just the services we provide.
As a team, we contribute to numerous organisations and foundations across Saudi Arabia. From lending a helping hand on the ground at a local charity to active board memberships of non-profit organisations.
In partnership with the Saudi Ministry of Human Capital and Social Development, the Wedad Charity Foundation is the first charity in Saudi Arabia devoted to the care of orphans whose natural parents are unknown, and the only charity having exclusive concession at Kingdom level.
At the Jeddah Prep and Grammar School, we help to build bridges for A-level students from sixth form to university to future professional lives. We organise annual Career Talks with influential figures from the local corporate community who come in to share their experience and insights with the students.
Our Founder and Managing Partner, Mohammed Moumena is a Member of the Board of Directors, Member of the Executive Committee and Financial Supervisor of the Nursing Committees at the Wedad Charity Foundation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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