Our Mission: To add value to our clients by becoming a strategic partner and trusted advisor that is able to acquire the best talent available. To leverage our international network & regional Middle East knowledge to provide the capability to conduct local, regional and cross border assignments.

United Arab Emirates

InterSearch Middle East FZ-LLC

Office Locations

Dubai, Abu Dhabi

InterSearch Middle East is a member firm of InterSearch Worldwide, a partnership of executive search consultants with more than 90 offices in 45 countries. InterSearch is ranked amongst the top 10 search firms globally.

We operate across all major industry sectors; including Banking & Finance, Oil & Gas, Engineering, Construction & Development. [expand title=”click for more”]

InterSearch has been in the Middle East since 1998 and currently have dedicated offices in Dubai, UAE and Muscat, Oman and we recruit senior and mid-level executives, business leaders, managers & technical specialists in most disciplines.

As a leading headhunter in the Middle East & Africa region, we are experienced, innovative and totally committed to our clients who gain competitive advantage by hiring great people.[/expand]

United Arab Emirates - InterSearch Middle East FZ-LLC
  • Andrew Bailey
    Andrew Bailey
    InterSearch Middle East

  • Micheál Coughlan
    Micheál Coughlan
    Managing Partner


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Andrew Bailey
InterSearch Middle East
Andrew joined InterSearch Middle East to establish the Abu Dhabi business, and build out a first class search practice across the UAE’s capital. Having spent the majority of his career building relationships across EMEA, Turkey and Asia Pacific, Andrew is well positioned to ensure the InterSearch Middle East business remains top of class, and services clients across a multitude of sectors and industries.Having worked for large publicly listed search firms, as well as a smaller business with international aspirations, Andrew understands the nuances of best practice in fast-changing environments, and combines this to achieve the best solutions for his clients and candidates.InterSearch Abu Dhabi focuses on searches within the following sectors: Energy, Oil & Gas, Financial Services, FMCG, Retail, Manufacturing, Logistics, IT, Telecommunications, as well as aligning with Government Institutions accordingly. With a truly global network, Andrew exceeds expectation, and delivers a detailed and high quality service, always.
Micheál Coughlan
Managing Partner
Micheál began his career with InterSearch Ireland in 1996, becoming Managing Partner in 2010. He has mainly worked with private sector clients, both multinational and SMEs designing and implementing recruitment strategies for leadership and management appointments. His key strengths are supporting manufacturing organisations with Site Leader and Head of Function roles. Many of his assignments involve international executive search, sourcing talent globally for executive/management vacancies in Ireland. He also supports clients located in Ireland seeking to appoint talent in international operations. Micheál has project managed successful appointments in 20+ Countries.He is the initiator of the InterSearch Life Sciences & Healthcare Practice Group, supporting clients and candidates within the pharmaceutical, medical technologies and healthcare sectors. Micheál joined the Academy team in 2013 where he is responsible for training and development of talent within the InterSearch Worldwide organisation. Micheál joined the InterSearch Worldwide Board of Directors in 2017 where he is responsible for the strategic direction and successful operation of the global network, with particular focus on building capability within the global practice group structure.Micheál holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from NUI Galway and a master’s degree in human resources management from the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

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