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Isn't it a nightmare when you can't find someone capable of understanding exactly what you mean or want and doing a good job? The Dubai Survival Guide Team has lived here long enough to know that when you find a good company, school, doctor, gardener or any other business that do what they say on the box, then you hang onto them for dear life. We live in a global community and most service companies can work anywhere in the world with a little help from the magic of the World Wide Web and the ease of international travel. If it's a 'hands on' type of job you'll find the good guys here too. If you know of a company or individual to whom you give a 'thumbs up' then please send us their details via 'Rant n Rave' and we'll look into them.

Mike Hynes Managing Partner Kershaw Leonard Dubai

Category: Recruitment   |  

Mike has been in Dubai since August 1993, having been transferred here by Lotus Development in London to look after the region’s distribution channel. A year after the IBM takeover of Lotus, Mike moved to Philips to head up their Business Development division with bottom line responsibility for introducing a stream of new products into the regions markets.  Staying in the IT industry Mike then moved to Veritas as Regional GM where he expanded the business from a small opening branch office into a “must have” for all mainstream IT systems managers.  Mike’s last position prior to joining as a partner in Kershaw Leonard was as Regional GM for Regus, the world’s largest provider of serviced offices, with over 750 buildings worldwide. Under Mike’s leadership the region of 23 countries moved out of a loss-making situation of over a million pounds to a half a million pounds profit in just 2 years. He also oversaw the opening of 6 new centres and multiple joint venture or partnership agreements around the region.

Since purchasing Kershaw Leonard Mike has further entrenched the company as one of the leading contingency recruitment agencies in the region, with a strong focus on traditional values such as honesty, integrity and face-to-face business relationships. The company now offers recruitment expertise in over 25 industry sectors working on all positions from Secretary to CEO. Kershaw Leonard has built a reputation for professionalism and consistently high quality talent acquisition for its portfolio of world class clients, and a personalised level of candidate care that is rare in the industry.


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