HCP Group appoints Group CFO in Dubai

Appointing a Group CFO for a Diversified Corporation

The Brief

Client Background: HCP Group was approached by a client in Dubai, with whom we were already working within their automotive division. The client sought to appoint a Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to be based at their Corporate Head Office. The CFO would report directly to the Chairman and hold financial responsibility across all their divisions. Our challenge was to find a professional CFO who understood the complexities of diversified groups in the Middle East, possessed a Western approach, and was culturally aware and sensitive.

Our Approach


We initiated the process by conducting in-depth consultations with the Chairman to gain a thorough understanding of the client’s requirements, preferences, and organisational culture. We explored the specific challenges and expectations associated with the role to ensure alignment with the candidate profile.

Talent Search.

Utilising our extensive network and Finance Industry expertise, we conducted a comprehensive search for potential candidates. Our search strategy focused on identifying CFOs with a proven track record in leading financial functions within diversified groups, preferably with experience in the Middle East region.

Candidate Evaluation.

We implemented a rigorous assessment process to evaluate the suitability of candidates for the role. This included reviewing resumes, conducting initial interviews, and assessing candidates’ competencies, qualifications, and cultural fit. We utilized psychometric assessments to gauge candidates’ leadership styles, communication skills, and cultural sensitivity.


Throughout the recruitment process, we maintained open communication and collaboration with the client, providing regular updates and feedback on the progress of the search. We worked closely with the Chairman to refine the candidate shortlist and ensure alignment with the client’s expectations.


After a thorough evaluation process, we successfully appointed a highly qualified and experienced CFO who met the client’s requirements and expectations. The selected candidate possessed extensive experience in financial leadership roles within diversified groups, demonstrating a deep understanding of the complexities of the Middle Eastern market.

The appointed CFO also exhibited a Western approach to financial management, coupled with cultural awareness and sensitivity essential for navigating the diverse business landscape in Dubai. Their strategic vision, leadership capabilities, and ability to drive financial performance were instrumental in securing their appointment.


The successful appointment of the Group CFO underscored HCP’s commitment to delivering tailored recruitment solutions that meet our clients’ specific needs and objectives. By leveraging our industry expertise, extensive network, and collaborative approach, we were able to identify and secure a candidate who not only possessed the requisite skills and experience but also aligned with the client’s cultural and organisational values.

The partnership between HCP Group and the client exemplifies our dedication to building long-term relationships and delivering exceptional results. We look forward to continuing to support our clients in their talent acquisition endeavors and contributing to their ongoing success.