We help build companies, we help build nations

Metin Mitchell & Company is the leading independent executive search firm for Saudi Arabia and the rest of the Middle East region. In bringing world-class leadership talent to our clients we help build companies, we help build nations.

Leaders in executive search for the Middle East

We work extensively in Saudi Arabia, the rest of the Gulf and wider Middle East region, and in select markets further afield, bringing a global perspective and regional expertise to each engagement. Our clients are some of the most prestigious organisations in Saudi Arabia and the wider Middle East region, as well as global companies investing in our markets.

Executive search for
board members and
c-suite executives

With over 30 years in the market, we have deep expertise and knowledge of Middle East-domiciled businesses and the development of industry. We work with national and international organisations, enabling them to grow through high-performing teams and far-sighted boards of directors.

Our Insights

Governments in GCC countries continue to invest in their economies. The ease of doing business is exceptional. Finding the right talent is a different story.
In the context of the global economy, the Middle East has very strong fundamentals. What about the dependence on oil? As Al Pacino says, “We are just warming up…”
Each and every working day of every year, 35,000 different CEOs and C-Suite executives around the world will be contacted confidentially for ‘an exciting opportunity’.
The population of Saudi Arabia is one of the youngest in the world, with dynamic executives in senior roles or in the C-suite in their 30s. This is impressive, but it can create an imbalance between responsibility and experience.
People are imperfect, situations are imperfect, families are imperfect. Family succession requires a gracious understanding of nuance across the generations, the business and its clientele.
There is a well known saying, ‘Shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in three generations’ – meaning that family businesses often create and lose their wealth in three generations.  Worldwide, only one in three family businesses successfully makes it to the next generation.