We have identified Compliance as being a strong growth area for the Middle East, particularly in the areas of banking and finance, financial services, telecoms, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals and FMCG.

The nature of Compliance work means that the most favoured candidates are those who have had strong Western markets exposure, but can combine it with regional Middle East experience. A close understanding of specific industries and the regulated environments in which they work are vital. Added to this, many senior compliance roles require extensive regional travel (often across the Middle East and Africa region) and a very firm grip on the needs and compliance obligations of the company.