N2Growth kicks off 2019 in high gear opening offices in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. It’s no surprise that N2Growth has been one of the fastest growing search firms on the planet for the 4th consecutive year, leading the industry in every meaningful category of the performance measure.

Mike Myatt, Chairman of N2Growth said, “With two third of the world’s oil supply, highest mobile technology adoptions, and world’s most youthful and entrepreneurial population, the Middle East is at the center of fast-growing trade flows gaining strategic importance in the world affairs.”

In the wake of lower oil prices, the oil-rich region was quick to respond by undertaking major re-structural and policy change initiatives leading to long-awaited socio-economical changes, including opening the economy to foreign ownership and investment, ease of doing business, economic diversification, SMEs support packages, cutting government expenditure, and enabling women empowerment.

“With all these sweeping changes and high youth population, 60% of population below the age of 30, executive talent in the region is highly international with 69% of business leaders being non-local. N2growth have won trust among 70% of Fortune 500, 138 out of these having their dedicated regional HQ in the Middle East. We believe it’s the right time for N2Growth to enter this market, both to be able to serve our clients across the globe and to share our expertise with the region,” says Jaco Erasmus, N2Growth’s CEO EMEAA.

As the region embrace technology with initiatives like smart city, full government support on blockchain and the world’s largest solar power projects, the region is still finding it challenging to secure top talent for some leadership roles.

Imran is born and brought up in the region and share the values and ambitions of N2Growth. He has more than 15 years of experience in leadership advisory services. He has invaluable experience in Executive Search having successfully delivered numerous C-level assignments across for over a decade. He is passionate about people and business growth and has worked from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies in leadership roles being responsible for BD, OD, S&M and Executive Search.

 “I am really happy to represent N2Growth in the region. N2Growth is ranked #7 globally according to the Forbes List of Top Executive Search Firms for 2018. The Middle East can benefit a lot from N2Growth’s international experience and expertise in Leadership Advisory. At the same time, we are very well aware that imported best practices alone without fully appreciating and integrating local culture has never worked for the Middle East. With a new generation taking over family conglomerates in the region, I am helping family businesses transform into world-class organizations. Driving this change is very close to my heart,” said Imran Yousuf.