Our Team

Each of our senior team members has an extensive and distinguished career, and brings in–depth expertise and experience to our clients.

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Dr. Metin Mitchell

Managing Partner

Dr. Metin Mitchell is the Founder and Managing Partner of Metin Mitchell & Company.

He has been in Executive Search since 1992. He specialises in the recruitment of board members, CEOs and their direct reports. He has long and trusted relationships with a number of the world’s most prominent family businesses, conglomerates, financial institutions and industrial companies.

He is author of What makes an Outstanding Saudi Chief Executive? and Roads to the Top for Saudi Women.

An international speaker, Dr. Mitchell regularly speaks at high profile conferences on leadership of the future, and encouraging more women into senior roles.

He previously spent 19 years with the US executive search firm Korn/Ferry International where his roles included Managing Director for the MENA region, Managing Director for France and Managing Vice President of the European E-business practice.

He has, for many years, been closely involved in a number of corporate social responsibility projects. He has also served as Vice President – MENA at Save the Children.

He holds a Ph.D. from Aberystwyth University and received his business education from the London School of Economics. He is a certified Hogan® practitioner and qualified at the advanced interpretation level.

We have exceptional credibility in executive search because we have fine-tuned our approach, our understanding and the way we interact for over 30 years.

Nada Rizkallah

Managing Director: Operations

Nada Rizkallah brings to Metin Mitchell & Company 18 years of experience building exceptional skills in executive recruitment. Her professional achievements include her appointment as a Partner of Amrop International in Riyadh and Beirut, before joining Heidrick & Struggles, where she was a Principal in the MENA practice, focusing on developing client relationships in Saudi Arabia. In both these roles, she honed her knowledge of businesses within the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and identifying the right senior executive talent for them.

She started her professional life in financial planning with a financial services holding company, Mediterranée Holdings SAL, Lebanon.

Nada Rizkallah holds an MBA degree from the American University of Beirut. She has also completed “The Advanced Program for Executive Search and Leadership Consulting” offered by Cornell University, New York, USA. Nada is also a certified Hogan® practitioner and qualified at the advanced interpretation level.

Nada Rizkallah brings to Metin Mitchell & Company 18 years of experience building exceptional skills in executive recruitment.

Bechir Ghosn

Client Partner

Mr. Bechir Ghosn has over 18 years of senior level corporate experience. Prior to joining MM&Co., he worked for Bank Audi as a senior HR executive where he was responsible for recruitment and held various business partner roles.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management and in Hospitality Management from the Saint Joseph University (Lebanon).

In his spare time, he is an Image Consultant, creating and building personal brands for senior executives.

Mr. Bechir Ghosn has over 18 years of senior level corporate experience. Prior to joining MM&Co., he worked for Bank Audi as a senior HR executive where he was responsible for recruitment and held various business partner roles.

Jonathan Franklin

Chairman

Jonathan is a banker by training and a senior executive with experience in corporate finance advisory work, lending, capital markets, and relationship management and investment management – mainly in emerging markets. He worked for more than 14 years with The Olayan Group, where he last served as Chief Executive Officer of Olayan Financing Company. He joined Olayan in 2007 as Head of Investments and became the CEO in 2019. He also previously served as President of the Industrial Division from 2010 to 2016.  Jonathan retired in April 2021 and he remains as a Member of the Board and Executive Committee of OSHCO and joined OFC ExCom in May 2021.

He started his career with JP Morgan. Jonathan then returned to London after seventeen years with JP Morgan to join Chase Manhattan Bank as Head of Investment Banking for oil and gas companies in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He was a Partner at Ernst and Young from 2001 to 2005.

He holds a BA (Hons) degree in history from Cambridge University.

Jonathan is a banker by training and a senior executive with experience in corporate finance advisory work, lending, capital markets, and relationship management and investment management – mainly in emerging markets.

Norah Muhammad Al-Jasser

KSA Advisor to the Managing Partner

Ms. Norah Al-Jasser is a Saudi National with 15 years of experience in banking. She was a Vice President, Head of Client Service at JP Morgan Chase Bank based in Saudi Arabia.

Prior to joining JP Morgan Chase Bank, Ms. Al-Jasser served Samba Financial Group as a Branch Manager. She initially joined Samba as a Customer Service Representative in 2007.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from King Saud University. She completed a Management Acceleration Programme from INSEAD and an Essentials in Leadership Course from London Business School. Ms. Al Jasser completed Skills for Dealing with Subordinates Problems from the Institute of Banking in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and Managing and Leading People in an International Environment from Management Centre Europe in Brussels, Belgium.

Ms. Norah Al-Jasser is a Saudi National with 15 years of experience in banking. She was a Vice President, Head of Client Service at JP Morgan Chase Bank based in Saudi Arabia.