Management Consulting Recruitment in the Middle East


Ascent has a dedicated team focused on placements within the Middle East. We made our first placement in 2016 and have developed a strong understanding of the region and culture.

Ascent helps clients with their growth in United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, as well as others. We’ve sourced both local and ex-pat candidates from across the globe from consultant through to partner grade.

Helping our clients grow in the Middle East

At Ascent Professional Services we have a strong track record of helping our Middle East clients to find and attract the best candidates, and rapidly scale their teams with key hires.

Learn more about why we’re London’s leading Management Consulting Recruitment Agency.

Why our Middle East clients trust us with their growth

With a proven track record and expertise in the Middle East market, our firm has earned the trust of our clients to support their recruitment challenges. Here's why they continue to choose us:

-          In-depth experience and knowledge of the region

-          92% interview rate for all candidates

-          100% delivery on retainers

-          High retention rate – 91% of our candidates are still employed after 12 months

-          We understand consulting – all of our employees are trained by former consultants

-          Access to hidden talent – 89% of the candidates we place are headhunted

Proven headhunting techniques

Wherever our clients are based, our first priority is to get to know them. We listen carefully, making sure we fully understand their individual requirements, short-term needs and long-term growth plans.

We then start our search, identifying ideal candidates through our extensive network and using our proven, headhunting techniques.

Before shortlisting, we thoroughly screen each candidate to ensure there is an excellent match between candidate and client.

The results we delivered

After successfully placing our first candidate in the Middle East in 2016, our activity in this region has really gained momentum. We’ve now placed many talented, high calibre candidates in fantastic roles across the Middle East.

Some of the places that we’ve placed candidates in the Middle East in high profile positions, include:

  • SKP Dubai 
  • Efficio Dubai 
  • Efficio Riyadh


If you’d like to discuss how we can collaborate with your team and support your recruitment strategy, whether you’re based in the Middle East or anywhere in the world, just get in touch.

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