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Our methodology doesn't rest on mere transactional interactions – It's about delivering value.




We actively seek out and break down barriers, fostering genuine relationships across the entire business spectrum, that means forging sustainable search outcomes, outcomes that don't just fill positions, but shape businesses and careers.

Our Values


Honesty & Transparency

We believe in establishing trust with our clients through clear, honest communication and conducting our business in a transparent manner. Our success is built on our impeccable integrity and commitment to ethical practices.


Pursuing Excellence

Origin Executive relentlessly pursues excellence in everything we do. Our commitment to delivering top-notch recruitment solutions has been key to our employees reputation as leaders in our field.


Flexibility & Agility

In this constantly changing business environment, we pride ourselves in being flexible and agile. Our firm is quick to adapt and responsive to our clients' changing needs, ensuring we deliver the best possible solutions every time.


Client First Approach

Our philosophy revolves around putting our clients' needs first- always. We are dedicated to understanding your business and its specific needs, supporting your vision and ensuring your leadership team is equipped to drive success.

Our Services

Executive Search

Executive Search

We comprehend that executive transitions hold pivotal implications for your business's future trajectory. Leveraging an extensive regional network and deep-rooted understanding of various executive search methodologies, we proficiently connect with senior leaders that cultivate success within diverse industry sectors.

As part of our executive search services, we aim to secure more than just technical experience and behavioral strengths; we value the strategic acuity required to devise vision and effectively align organizational resources for expedited outcomes.

Contingent Search Solution

Contingent Search Solution


Origin Executive presents a comprehensive executive search procedure streamlined for efficiency, reducing the time-to-hire while eliminating financial risk.

89% Success Rate

In an exclusive partnership with us, your high-priority vacancies receive immediate attention, resulting in a remarkable success rate, with 89% of our sole agency engagements meeting their desired goals.

Full Control

We effectively control and delegate your brand messaging, promising discretion when necessary. This approach secures your brand's reputation while facilitating the candidate's trust in your organization.

Quick Delivery

Our strategy also allows for basic market visibility as you need it and offers a quicker shortlisted candidates delivery compared to the standard executive search service.

Recruitment Process Outsourcing

Recruitment Process Outsourcing

Why RPO?

Your aim is securing the top-tier, exceptional talent that pushes your organization forward. Each day a vital role remains vacant signifies another day of lost productivity. For busy business professionals, the pressure of swift recruitment can be overwhelming. The efficient solution? Recruitment Process Outsourcing.

40+ Years of Experience

For this crucial task, put your trust in Origin Executive. Our professional team, with over four decades of collective experience, has been instrumental in executing some of the most significant RPO Programs in fast-growing, regional start-ups.

Our Solution

By tapping into our extensive resources and industry connections, we provide a streamlined approach to your talent acquisition journey. Outsourcing this process to us allows you to focus on your core business operations, simultaneously freeing up resources and reducing the burden of filling those pivotal positions.

Competitve Edge

People Solutions

We build sustainable programs to ensure every hire is successful.

Agile in Delivery

Our agility, coupled with a flexible approach, equips us to empower our clients in achieving their desired outcomes.

Strategic Partnerships

We aim to establish long-term relationships with our clients, acting as an extension of their internal capability rather than transactional service providers.

Our Search Expertise

Our approach is marked by a commitment to thoroughness, incorporating competitor analysis, network referral strategies and detailed research methodologies.

Account Management

We assign a dedicated account manager to guarantee accountability, comprehensive understanding of each client and their needs.


Recognising that robust relationships hinge on effective communication, we remain accessible round the clock for our clients, ensuring transparent, honest and direct interactions at all times.

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Industries & Segments

Public Sector

Policy, Social and Economic Development Programs, National Development Programs, Semi Government Start Ups.

Financial Services

Banking – Commercial and Corporate, Investment Holding, Asset Managers, Family Offices, Private Equity, VC.

Strategy & Consulting

Infrastructure, Networking and Ops, Cyber Security, FinTech, EdTech, HealthTec, ConsumerTech, Digital Transformation, Automation, Smart City Management, IoT, Blockchain, Web3.0.


Infrastructure, Networking and Ops, Cyber Security, FinTech, EdTech, HealthTec, ConsumerTech, Digital Transformation, Automation, Smart City Management, IoT, Blockchain, Web3.0.

Real Estate

Development, Construction, Project Management, Planning, Facilities, Operations, Investments.

Consumer Goods

FMCG, Retail, Food Service, F&B, Manufacturing.

Tourism & Entertainment

Policy, Strategy, Destination Management, Mega Events, Music, Culture, Arts.


Civil, Structural, Infrastructure, Marine, Petrochemical, Renewable Energy, Hydrogen.

Logistics & Transport

Shipping, 3PL, Freight Forwarding, Aviation, Last Mile Delivery, Ports, Warehousing.

Our team

Ali Shahnawaz
Ali Shahnawaz
Managing Partner

Having started his career in the United Kingdom, Ali has been based in the Middle East since 2012, focusing on scaling some of the largest global search businesses across Saudi, UAE, Qatar and the wider MEA region.

Hassan Tariq
Hassan Tariq

Hassan has been associated with the MEA region since 2015 with prior experience in the UK, New Zealand, and Pakistan. He has built his career working for leading multinationals across the Recruitment, ICT and Higher Education industries.

Zahra Ahmed
Zahra Ahmed

Zahra was born and raised in the UAE. She started her career in Executive Search in 2011 with a specific focus on mandates across the Technology and Telecommunication Industry.

Abdullah Ali
Abdullah Ali
Senior Associate

Abdullah was born and raised in Saudi Arabia and has always had a very close affiliation with the Middle East. He started his career as a healthcare professional, making a significant career transition into the search industry.

Muhammad Zain
Muhammad Zain
Manager, Research & Delivery

Zain brings onboard 10+ years of diverse work experience having worked across research, recruitment operations, business development, marketing, commercial, and regulatory affairs.

Our Functions

Technology Start Up and Scale 
Technology Transformation
Marketing, PR & Communications
Board & C-Level Engagement (Origin Executive+)
Sales, Commercial & Business Development
Strategy, Public Policy & PMO
Operations & Manufacturing
Procurement & Supply Chain
Investment & Asset Management
Finance, Accounting, Internal Audit & Tax 
Human Resources
Digital Marketing & E Commerce
Legal, Compliance and Regulatory Affairs
Corporate Governance, Risk, AML & Compliance
Engineering & Technical Sales

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