Spotlight on leadership in changing times

Metin Mitchell - Managing Partner

Middle East


How is the executive talent pool in Egypt changing?
Monday, 20 August 2018 10:10

How is the executive talent pool in Egypt changing?

Written by Metin Mitchell

With the Egyptian economy set to grow to 5.8% by 2020 Egypt is a growing opportunity for executive talent, particularly with the changing landscape in the rest of the Middle East.

For executive search clients and candidates, I have pulled together research on the current landscape for executive talent and how I see the opportunities and challenges in Egypt.

First off, there is a really strong executive talent pool in Egypt.

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Two Thirds of Middle East Bank CEOs at Risk of Losing Jobs According to Metin Mitchell Research
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 10:30

Two Thirds of Middle East Bank CEOs at Risk of Losing Jobs According to Metin Mitchell Research

Written by Metin Mitchell

News release
14 February 2018

Two thirds of bank chief executives (71%) in the Middle East could be at risk of losing their jobs because they are not managing cybersecurity risks effectively.

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71% of Middle East bank CEOs at risk of losing their jobs
Monday, 12 February 2018 12:43

71% of Middle East bank CEOs at risk of losing their jobs

Written by Metin Mitchell

It used to be said that the only certainties in life were death and taxes. To this grim list a third is now added: you will be victim to a cyberattack. No company, no organization, no individual is immune.

The quickest way for a CEO to lose his or her job is to be ill prepared for an attack. How well a CEO prepares and how well their team deals with a cyberattack will all determine whether the CEO gets to keep their job when the bank is attacked.

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What skills will outstanding Saudi chief executives need for Vision 2030?
Thursday, 06 October 2016 14:40

What skills will outstanding Saudi chief executives need for Vision 2030?

Written by Metin Mitchell

Last month I wrote a blog on Will Saudi’s chairmen of 2030 need to look different from today? I have had a number of comments and discussions on this, both when I have been in the Kingdom and also online – and one comment in particular got me thinking.

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