Our team working across MENA has an exceptional understanding of the challenges and potential within the region, making placements in countries including Saudi Arabia, Oman, Jordan, Yemen and Syria. Despite being constantly affected by economic transformation and persistent civil war, this diverse part of the world offers huge growth potential as it paves the way for the future of work.
The two most important human capital trends identified in the region, belonging and well-being, illustrate that MENA is a forward thinker when it comes to employee engagement. With ever-increasing levels of polarisation in the world, and a rise in remote working, employees are looking inwards to build connections with their colleagues and companies. Belonging and performance have been intrinsically linked as employees contribute to shared goals and common visions within their organisations, and employers become increasingly aware of the impact of technology on societies and populations.
of placed candidates in 2020 were women.
Oxford HR is proud of our strong track record throughout the MENA region. We have experience working with a wide range of organisations to appoint and support remarkable senior leaders to propel our client organisations forward, and help them achieve their world changing goals.
A selection of our experience in MENA
Our Latest MENA Posts
Latest news from MENA
- Toxic gas leak at Jordan's Aqaba port kills 11, injures hundredson 27 June 2022 at 6:58 pm
A container filled with chlorine was dropped by a crane at the port of Aqaba, authorities say.
- Kidnap alert heightens Iran-Israel shadow war fearson 24 June 2022 at 11:04 pm
The warnings for Israeli tourists join assassinations and sabotage as the foes aim at each other.
- Saudis free youngest prisoner who faced executionon 24 June 2022 at 2:38 pm
Murtaja Qureiris was held for eight years for alleged involvement in a protest when he was 10.
- Shireen Abu Aqla: UN says an Israeli shot killed Al Jazeera journaliston 24 June 2022 at 1:52 pm
It is the first UN probe into the death of Shireen Abu Aqla, shot during an Israeli operation in May.
- World Cup 2022: When is it taking place and why is Qatar hosting?on 23 June 2022 at 8:50 am
The 2022 football World Cup finals will take place in Qatar in November and December.
Justin Highstead, Africa Executive
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I am writing to thank you and the team at Oxford HR for all the work done, and guidance given, on our search for a chief executive for Rwanda Action.
I know that we could not have found such an impressive candidate with such an excellent fit with our organisation, without you and the team at Oxford HR. I also know how much work has gone on behind the scenes to make this appointment possible: the preparation of the initial brief, discussions with candidates, the collating of all the information and the reporting back to the board
Deborah Clayton Hatfield
Chair, Board of Trustees, Rwanda Action
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Self Help Africa
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Elizabeth Williams Bassi
Operations Director, Sabre
Self Help Africa