We are an established executive search firm, backed by 25 years of mid to senior-level placements in some of the oldest and biggest companies in the MENA region.
Leadership in business is always preceded by a grand vision, and leaders are those who manifest this vision. This is especially true for business leadership in the Middle East, a region that has witnessed unimaginable growth and innovation in the last few decades.
Over the past 25 years, Lobo has witnessed first hand the growth of organizations in the Middle East. We’ve assimilated the knowledge of what kind of leadership sustains them, the culture they best thrive in and the eclectic mix of competencies, leadership styles and personality types that spell success across different sectors.
This knowledge has metamorphosed into wisdom, born out of anecdotal evidence and keenly scrutinized data, innumerable hours of consultation and interviews, all validated by hundreds of successful placements through the years. This is the wisdom that will help us to help you grow your business on a strong ‘people’ premise.
Lobo is synonymous with the recruitment of high-caliber professionals, who believe that discipline, perseverance and self-development not only pave the way to a successful career but to a point of actualization of potential, contributing creatively to the success of the organizations for whom they are employed.
Once responsible for building the companies that have built this region, Lobo now looks to renew its commitment to its objective, in the face of new challenges in the business environment.
If you’re looking to grow a division of your business, set up shop in the region or find the next leader for your organization, now may just be the best time to get in touch.
A career isn’t just a means to an end, but a chance to unmask one’s potential - to make impossible dreams a plausible reality. Check out some of our latest vacancies here.
It was a time of hand-written cover-letters, faxed resumes and, of course, good ol’ fashioned word of mouth. Its communication of choice at the time was the postal service, and its storage facility was the file cabinet.
With great pride, initiative and fervor, it brought all its energies to bear in attracting talented professionals from all over the world into the UAE and GCC region.
Clarence Lobo heads the firm's practice across the Gulf Cooperation Council countries including the UAE, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the State of Qatar, the Sultanate of Oman, Bahrain and Kuwait. Erstwhile, Managing Partner of the India office of a top six global executive search firm and board member of their international board representing member firms in the Asia Pac including Japan, China, Hong Kong, Australia, Singapore, the Middle East and India, Clarence specializes in Board & CEO level positions in addition to senior level hires in Financial Services as well as Business & Professional Services.
With over 25 years involvement in the field of Executive Search and extensive experience in developing and managing strategic relationships, Clarence has identified world-class leadership teams and board members in top blue chip companies. His systematic and creative approach has resulted in the delivery of optimal recruitment solutions to many clients including multi-national conglomerates, entrepreneurial companies, and leading corporate houses. Clarence has advised clients during restructuring, compensation benchmarking and organizational development initiatives. He is a regular speaker at leading academic and business forums Clarence has a commerce degree from the University College of Commerce, Jaipur and and MBA from the Xavier Institute, Jamshedpur (affiliated with Loyola University, USA).
Director - Operations
Ryan is a graduate from Babson College, recognized as the leading univeristy for entrepreneurship studies in the United States. He has also completed all three levels of the CFA program, an internationally recognized finance certification focused on investments and portfolio mangement.
Ryan’s expertise lies in headhunting for middle and senior level roles, sourcing and attracting candidates globally for Lobo Management's clients across the MENA region. Ryan's sector expertise cuts across Financial Services, Consumers Goods and Real Estate. Ryan has strong knowledge of recruitment technologies and takes a lead role in implementing cutting edge technology for Lobo Management.
Previously, Ryan worked as an analyst in Private Equity.
Director – Marketing and Creative Strategy
With a background in media production and digital marketing, Kirk handles the digital marketing and creative strategy of Lobo Management. He’s also plays an important part in operations, data analysis and planning and executing the digital content of the company.
With over 16 years of search experience, and 10 years of UAE-based experience, Saikat has worked across different functions, industries and geographies, executing several senior searches for MENA-based companies. With a strong foothold in leadership hiring, headhunting and global sourcing across numerous functions in engineering, banking, FMCG, retail, real estate and IT, he has a zealous passion for the art, science and business of executive search.
For over thirteen years, Joao Sorrilha has been involved in the recruitment and staffing industry, working closely with local and multinational organizations across a multitude of sectors in Europe and the Middle East. He has managed multicultural teams in different contexts, building an extensive international network and developing substantial expertise in the professional service sector, particularly in the areas of recruitment, executive search, project sourcing and HR Business Strategy. As the Associate Director for Lobo Management, he is responsible for developing and sustaining business partnerships with clients aligned with the company growth strategy for the region.
If you appreciate our track record, where we came from and where we’re going, you will understand one thing. We won’t stop working until we find the right individual for your organization.
You can find our footprint in the organizations that have grown in the GCC - business groups, multinationals, family-owned business enterprises, government and semi-government organizations and publicly listed companies.
When all is said and done, our clients come to us for two things.
In an age where technology verges on human sentience, we have garnered 25 years of experience in finding the right candidates and then assessing which ones will be the most likely to succeed in your organization.
We take charge of your mandate and hold ourselves accountable to deliver. Achieving the best
possible mach between candidate and client is the aim of all of our consultants at Lobo.
At LOBO, we are focused on making a difference and not just making a placement. We care about people. We care about what they can do for your organization. We care about research. We see the competencies of executives changing as rapidly as the business sectors we recruit for.
We have earned a strong and trusted reputation in the region, working with many of the key players who were instrumental in the economic development of the region. This makes it all the more easier to identify the leaders that will drive your business forward.
Our 25 years of operating in the Middle East has given us a leg up in terms of understanding and
expertise across industries. To be most effective at our search, we have learned to marry human
wisdom with comprehensive sector knowledge.
Our people are at the core of who we are and what we do. Each of our consultants is trained in the latest technology, provided with the ability and skill to reach a multitude of professionals from all walks of life.
With a vast network that spans 29 countries, we can leverage our global connections to find you leaders, expertise and insights from all around the planet, and do it with efficiency and ease.
INAC is an international network of 40 independent specialist executive search firms located in 45 countries with over 200 consultants.
INAC is an international network of 40 independent specialist executive search firms located in 45 countries with over 200 consultants. For well over 20 years the network has been fulfilling clients’ senior talent requirements across a diverse range of industries and functions. Through unrivalled local expertise and global reach, INAC member firms harness their knowledge and extensive contacts sharing a passion for best practice and professionalism. The aim is to deliver to clients a personalized and consultative service.
The annual Global Assembly brings member firms together from across the globe to discuss topics pertinent to the world of Executive Search, enhance best practice and develop strategies to provide the best result for their clients.
“With 25 years of servicing both public and private organizations across the Middle East and the GCC in particular, Lobo Management has deep insights into the professional staffing and HR service requirements in the region. Our partnership with INAC has enriched our international reach and resources and has continuously led to successful search assignments to meet the changing cross border skill requirements of this unique job market.” said, Clarence Lobo, Chief Executive, Lobo Management
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