17 December 2020

With the onboarding of AIMS Gulf earlier in 2020, AIMS International has officially established its presence in the region, further expanding its reach in the Middle East & Africa (MEA) region.

We are therefore pleased to announce our newest addition to the global AIMS community, Managing Partner, Kyriakos Kofinas who will be heading up  our Dubai based office covering UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, and Jordan.

Kyriakos has 30 years of Executive Career experience in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. He held executive positions as Regional CEO, Business Director and Board Member in Consumer, Medical, Food, Retail, Sportswear, Luxury, Education, Energy/E-Mobility for companies like P&G, Adidas, Safilo, and local leading Retail and Energy groups. He is also a certified Executive Coach for CEOs, C-Suite, teams and business owners.

When asking Kyriakos about his approach and the value he can add to search assignments, he had the following to share: “I seek to understand the business and organisational needs before engaging candidates. I view the situation through both the eyes of the candidate and the client, thereby making sure the perfect match can be obtained. In AIMS we source candidates from across the region and the world, thanks to the AIMS Gulf team, AIMS Global Practice experts and to our Partners connected to more than 50 countries globally.”

Bernardo Entschev, President AIMS International says: “We are glad to announce the opening of our Gulf Office based in Dubai, earlier in 2020, and welcome Kyriakos Kofinas, who brings solid experience and expertise in leadership across many industries, as our Managing Partner. Our focus is on consistently advising our clients in building and strengthening their Organizations, with impactful and lasting leadership. We have started well with the first projects in 2020, leveraging Aims International’s footprint to attract projects and select top executives and talents. Moreover, Kyriakos’s awarded work in CEO Coaching and mentoring, and more importantly with various companies across GCC and Jordan, demonstrates his expertise in helping firms developing their executives and selecting the right profiles to achieve their business and transformation goals. We are happy to open the Dubai office, and look forward contributing to the region’s growth targets for our clients and for the market.”

Karim Ahniche, Vice President EMEA and Managing Partner AIMS Morocco says: I am very pleased to partner with AIMS Gulf and extend our MEA coverage in the Gulf region from our new base in Dubai, meeting the growing demand from global and regional clients for our Executive Search and Talent Management services.”

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