Spotlight on leadership in changing times
Metin Mitchell - Managing Partner
As one of the world’s oldest civilisations, Egypt has seen its fair share of economic booms and declines. It is now not only growing, but The World Bank predicts its economy will grow to 5.8% by 2020.
This blog is part of a series in which I am looking at the opportunities in Egypt and the role that executive talent will play to make the most of these.
With the Egyptian economy set to grow to 5.8% by 2020 Egypt is a growing opportunity for executive talent, particularly with the changing landscape in the rest of the Middle East.
For executive search clients and candidates, I have pulled together research on the current landscape for executive talent and how I see the opportunities and challenges in Egypt.
First off, there is a really strong executive talent pool in Egypt.
According to The World Bank report on Egypt, GDP will grow by 5% in 2018 and to 5.8% by 2020.
This opens up growing opportunities both for executive talent and by implication, the executive search challenge. In this and a series of blogs on the Egyptian economy, I want to look at which sectors are growing, where the opportunities are and my own views on what this means for executives looking for opportunities and companies looking to hire executive talent.
I can hear the reactions already, “the cheek of that fellow at MM&CO, telling us how to be a great client – doesn’t he get it, that he and people like him are there to do what we say and find us great executive candidates?! It’s not up to him to tell us how to behave!”