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Metin Mitchell - Managing Partner

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Cyber security – where is the skills gap in organisations?
Wednesday, 17 January 2018 13:02

Cyber security – where is the skills gap in organisations?

Written by Metin Mitchell

I was delighted to see a recent survey that young adults in the UAE are more likely to consider a career in cyber security than their peers elsewhere in the world. While it is heartening that the world – and especially the UAE – is waking up to the issues and the skills we need, it got me thinking about how cyber security careers are developed and a gap that I don’t believe is being addressed.

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Have we reached the end of the road for ex-patriates in the GCC?
Thursday, 16 March 2017 13:18

Have we reached the end of the road for ex-patriates in the GCC?

Written by Metin Mitchell

I am frequently asked this question, is it the end of the road for ex-patriates in the GCC?

Given what is being written about ex-patriates and the economies of the GCC at the moment it is an entirely legitimate question – these articles by Simeon Kerr of the FT and Sarah Townsend of Arabian Business give a good overview of the issues. But the answer is not straightforward.

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Open letter to my Saudi Friends
Tuesday, 07 February 2017 13:53

Open letter to my Saudi Friends

Written by Metin Mitchell

For the best part of a quarter of a century I have been travelling to Saudi Arabia on a frequent and regular basis. I have seen the country change and evolve and, like any major economy, go through its ups and downs.

During this time I have been privileged to have made some very good and dear friends. I have also come to respect and cherish many of the businesses and business people that I deal with.

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Outstanding Saudi chief executives have to balance market risks and opportunity
Tuesday, 24 January 2017 14:02

Outstanding Saudi chief executives have to balance market risks and opportunity

Written by Anees Moumina

Guest blog by Mr Anees Moumina, CEO, SEDCO Holding Group

I was interested to be interviewed recently to share my thoughts on What makes an Outstanding Saudi Chief Executive.  This is an important subject because if you look at the different areas and objectives that Saudi Vision 2030 is trying to promote, we will need excellent leadership to achieve these ambitions.

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What will Saudi leaders look like in 15 years?
Friday, 13 January 2017 14:05

What will Saudi leaders look like in 15 years?

Written by Metin Mitchell

I’ve worked in executive search for 20 years, recruiting leaders for Middle East organisations of all types. One of the most interesting countries has been Saudi Arabia, where the types of leaders needed have changed as the Kingdom has grown and diversified.

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