Positions the firm has placed in the GCC in the last 6 months

Senior Director Head of Valuations GCC SWF UK
Senior Director RE Investments GCC SWF UK
SVP RE Investments GCC SWF KSA 
Public Markets Team x5 hires GCC SWF UK, Australia 
Performance Reporting Team x3 hires GCC SWF Canada, France, KSA 
AVP Private Equity x2 hires GCC SWF Ireland, UAE 
AVP Asset Management GCC SWF KSA 
VP International Tax GCC  SWF Qatar
Board Members x16 – various sectors GCC  SWF Various 

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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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Salary Guide

Our guide unveils expected salary ranges for new hires across various industries and core functions across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates for 2021.

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