Dubai International Financial Centre, UAE

Dubai International Financial Centre, UAE

Antal International DIFC was established in January 2020 by Jonathan Jones and Conor McHugh, to focus entirely on Senior Finance (including all accounting, tax and treasury disciplines), across all sectors within Commerce & Industry and Financial Services.

We partner with a range of clients, from global multinationals (whose MENA Headquarters are usually in either Dubai or Istanbul), to local SME’s and regional organisations.

We place both international and local candidates, who offer a broad and diverse skillset, borne out of our own recruiting credentials when in London.

As an office, we also offer complete fluency in English and Arabic.

Geographically, we cover UAE and wider GCC and MENA territories, and also continue to take mandates across UK and West Europe (thanks to Jonathan’s longstanding network there), and India + Asia Pacific (particularly China), thanks to Antal’s great presence in these markets.

Meet the Team


Jonathan Jones

Jonathan is Managing Partner at Antal DIFC and has over 25 years’ experience in the financial recruitment sector. His key focus is towards senior finance appointments across Commerce & Industry, with a particular focus towards the FMCG, Healthcare and Branded Support Services sectors.

Clients are predominantly blue-chip international concerns and he continues to enjoy loyal, longstanding relations with these, both domestically and internationally. He blends this prestigious client base with the outstanding global coverage Antal provides him with. His in-depth knowledge of cultural nuances with each client underpinned by Antal’s international infrastructure at regional and country level, allows him to deliver the exacting results essential for successful executive appointments.


Conor McHugh

Conor is an Equity Partner at Antal DIFC and has over 4 years’ experience in the financial recruitment sector. Prior to working in recruitment Conor trained and qualified with KPMG in Audit. He subsequently gained valuable insight into the Commerce & Industry sectors by performing Financial Reporting and FP&A roles within a leading global FMCG multinational. This broad financial insight has equipped him with a sound appreciation and empathy to his clients’ exacting requirements when recruiting other finance professionals.

He has a wide client base, predominately in E-Commerce, Professional Services, Oil and Gas and Fintech. He focuses on mid to senior end finance appointments across UAE and the wider Gulf region. He commenced his recruitment career in the London office of Robert Walters before transferring to Dubai with them in 2017.

Jonathan Jones
Office: +971 4 325 2505
Office Address
Level 1, Gate Village Building 04 Dubai International Financial Centre PO Box 506709 Dubai, United Arab Emirates