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New York  -  October 2022

Adam El-Balawi Joins Kingsley Gate Partners

Global Executive Search Firm Deepens Presence in Middle East Market

New York – October 12, 2022 – Kingsley Gate Partners, a global executive search firm that is private-equity backed, tech-enabled, and rapidly expanding worldwide, today announced that Adam El-Balawi has joined the firm as a partner in the global financial services practice. He is based in Dubai.

Adam has more than two decades of experience placing senior-level finance executives with corporate & investment banks and family offices. He partners with his clients to identify, recruit and retain key talent sourced locally in the Middle East and across broader global geographies.

“We are pleased to welcome Adam to the Kingsley Gate Partners team,” said Eduardo Antunovic, Chief Client Officer of Kingsley Gate. “Adam has built an extensive network across the Middle East and North Africa, having been based in Dubai for the past 15 years. The addition of Adam in Dubai supports our growth plan for the Middle East and North Africa.”

Prior to joining Kingsley Gate Partners, Adam was responsible for senior-level searches across Corporate and Investment Banking at Sheffield Haworth, based in Dubai.

Adam started his search career in London. In 2007 he moved to the United Arab Emirates to launch operations for Principal Search, a UK-based search boutique operating across a number of verticals within financial markets.

“I am thrilled to be joining Kingsley Gate Partners,” Adam said. “The establishment of a dedicated Middle East office confirms the company’s commitment to providing global end-to-end solutions which incorporate the opportunities in the GCC countries. What attracted me to Kingsley Gate Partners is their unique approach to the industry; their unrivaled commitment to technology, the caliber of leadership, and their ambitions to transform the executive search industry which will be a great benefit to our clients.”

About Kingsley Gate Partners
Transforming the world of retained executive search, Kingsley Gate Partners leverages its proprietary and tech-enabled search platform and a world-class cadre of consultants to provide greater accountability, accuracy, velocity, and transparency to the search process in a manner that ensures a lasting strategic fit between executives and clients. The firm’s search consultants operate globally with expertise in all major industries and markets. It serves best-of-breed organizations in over 30 countries. For more information, go to

Editorial contact:
Natalie Bennett
Kingsley Gate Partners
Phone: 216.930.4895
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