Understanding capability & potential

Executive Assessment

When you’re dealing with top-level management positions, you want the very best in executive HR and recruitment services. Our HR Consultancy services help you aim higher, achieve greater results, and recruit and retain candidates who will drive your business forward. 

Our specialist HR Advisory practice at Cooper Fitch has developed exclusive, dynamic testing centres to assist your businesses in talent progression. Executive Assessments are a critical tool that helps companies get engaged in the talent selection process or to identify areas of strength and weakness with your existing teams and suggesting steps for improvement and development.

We design our assessment centres around you and your needs; we have the ability to feature panel interviews, bespoke competency-based interview tailored to your organisations’ key goals and values, online assessments, case studies and simulations, presentations and independent consultation.

Psychometric assessments with a focus on team leadership are also often used to identify high-potentials as part of the succession planning and “career progression into manager” positions. Quite often, these are applied to an internal pool of candidates but can also be very useful when seeking leaders. The benefits of such tools also assist in managing the integration of a new leader into an organisation.

Highly engaged teams show 21% greater profitability

Talent Management

Once you have the right people in your organisation, our talent management service helps you to retain these key personnel by ensuring they are fully aligned with your business’ vision. Our HR consulting services deliver crucial tactical processes including engagement and exit interviews and analysis and streamlining your strategy for retention best practices. By making sure your people are fully engaged with your business model from the moment they take up their role, you can drive efficiency and increase profitability. From workforce planning through to management structure and recruitment, our experts work with you to create a broad-ranging talent management strategy that aligns your team to give you a clear strategic advantage. Onboarding solutions keep you compliant with current employment legislation and help smooth the transition of new personnel into the organizational structure. The result is a team that feels more connected, engaged, and valued.

Compensation & benefits analysis

As well as the essential Cooper Fitch Annual Salary Guide, our compensation and benefits analysis looks at your business and that of your competition. We use bespoke business tools that allow us to acquire primary market data so you can deliver an accurate range of salaries, bonuses and benefits structure. Our HR consulting across the Gulf  is driven by intense market research so we can offer you the most up-to-date information and guidance.

A successful team is the result of staff that feel engaged and appreciated. You can achieve this by making sure their compensation and benefits package reflects their experience, their importance, and their earning potential. The result is better retention, a more motivated team, and better bottom line results.

Developing a consistent standard

HR Policies & Procedures

Our client-focused HR consultancy across the Gulf has extensive experience of producing region-specific policies and procedures to help you comply with all current Gulf employment legislation. Our HR policy documentation gives your business a solid foundation to team-build, manage and develop, improving performance. Our expert team can also deliver independent advice on risk management and talent enablement, as well as streamlining your in-house procedures.

Manager Responsible

Viacheslav Shakhov

Managing Partner

Representing the firm since 2016


Recruitment, executive search


Investment Management, Banking & Financial Services, Real Estate, Board Appointments


Banking & Financial Services, Investment Management, Real Estate & Infrastructure, Public Sector

About me

Viacheslav (Slav) specialises in the search and selection of high caliber executives across the GCC countries. He has extensively been involved in projects related to major government initiatives across the region including VAT introduction, Vision 2030, nationalisation, government assets consolidation, sector development and creation of new investment vehicles. Moreover, his track record includes successful assignments in the APAC region. His team focuses on mandates across investment management, banking, financial services, real estate & infrastructure, board members and key executives for portfolio companies of investment management firms.

Slav is an Account Director for several major Cooper Fitch clients in the GCC region mainly across the public sector, asset management and sovereign wealth funds. Slav holds a Master’s degree in International Business and HR from an Australian university and has extensive work and travel experience across the Middle East.

He specialises in recruiting mid to senior-level positions across Real Estate and Investment Management as well as Board Members and key executives for portfolio companies.

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