Managing Consultant, Middle East & Africa

Amer is a Managing Consultant with Korn Ferry and has over 13 years of experience in executive and professional search. Having started his career in London, he has been based in Dubai for close to a decade, covering the Middle East and Africa markets.

Amer is a strategic partner to his clients, which include top-tier financial institutions (banks, PE/VC firms, asset managers, payments companies, SWFs), multinational corporates, family-owned conglomerates, start-ups, public sector entities and multilateral organizations.

Prior to joining Korn Ferry, Amer spent four years as an Executive Director with EMA Partners International, a London-headquartered boutique search firm. Amer was a part of the founding team of the Dubai office and was instrumental in building the business from the ground-up. He focused on supporting organizations with critical Board, C-level and Senior Management roles. Amer led the Banking and Financial Services practice for the region, however his expertise and track record also extended across other industries. Amer spent the earlier part of his career covering Financial Services with Boyden and Sheffield Haworth.

Amer has an LLB (Hons) from Nottingham Law School and holds postgraduate qualifications in Mergers & Acquisitions and Equity & Debt Finance.