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Tahlia Street
Jeddah
Saudi Arabia

About Us

Antal International - KSA extends Antal’s footprint to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) by far the largest Gulf market both by population and economy. Antal is one of the first award-winning international Talent Acquisition firms to enter the KSA’s challenging market in which high-quality professional services are in shortage, and mostly provided remotely by firms outside the Kingdom.

In a country with over 65% of the population under 30 and a high level of unemployment, Antal International’s Saudi office fully supports the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 by employing more Saudis and females in the workplace, thanks to Saudization experts in the team who have a proven track record of strategically improving the Saudization in many organizations.

In this culturally sensitive people’s business, our office adapts Antal’s ‘global’ approach in a meaningful ‘local’ way through seasoned senior partners who have twenty plus years of experience in the Saudi market with a fine blend of both C-Suite and Recruitment experience.

Our Story: Enough!

Back when we were C-suite executives working for big corporations in the Kingdom, we were frustrated by recruitment companies who neither understood our requirements nor brought forth candidates who fit the requirements. ON top of that, the candidates were uninformed about the position’s deliverables or were out of our salary band.

Local agencies were not organized and detail-oriented enough and international firms, despite their high standards, were not sensitive to the local culture. Therefore, we decided to come together to fill the gap and raise the standard of Talent Acquisition in the Kingdom, given our 10 plus years of experience in the field, having worked with Fortune 500 brands and Forbes top 10.

In other words, we created the talent acquisition firm that we desired to see. With the Antal Int'l, we offer international standards, coupled with an appreciation of local culture and utilization of an excellent network of Saudi Nationals, with stringent assessment and matching using multilayer scientific assessment techniques. We bring a high level of professionalism and assessment expertise, especially at the mid-management level, which is the backbone of any organization.

Standard Services

Contingency Base
If you like to pay upon the candidate’s selection, then this option is a perfect match for your need. In this non-committal option, we will conduct database search only and share with you the CVs of the matching candidates.  

Exclusive
This option engages a talent acquisition expert who works on your positions exclusively and is committed to delivering a short list of candidates. This option offers some value-added services like using our network to approach passive candidates, salary negotiation and transition coaching for the candidate along with a replacement guarantee. You will have a dedicated team and an account manager to fulfil your vacancy in the shortest possible time.

Retained
This is the most premium option and includes all of the above services, plus many value-added services like head-hunting, reference checks, post-joining coaching and extended replacement guarantees.

RPO Consultancy
We can work in partnership with your team or take full ownership for managing your internal recruitment strategy and process, delivering invaluable insights and volume cost-savings.

Contract Recruitment
Whether you need a contractor or an interim specialist for a specific project or skill set, our team will find you the right-fit interim talent fast, right up to C-Level.

Strategic Services

Talent Pipeline and Talent Mapping
We offer exclusive Talent Pipeline and Talent Mapping services for sophisticated clients who believe in keeping an eye on the market for the good talent and building the virtual bench.

Strategic Leadership and Talent Assessment
We assist you in creating a leadership and talent advantage by assessing and developing an attractive A-team in all the leadership and strategic roles, which in turn creates an agile organization that is ever ready to respond swiftly and effectively to any and all change. We also help you mitigate the risk of possible future talent gaps by creating a succession planning and a virtual bench.

AI based Video Interviews!
We are the only talent acquisition firm in the Kingdom that shares video interviews with you as part of the shortlist, reducing your hiring cost by at least 50% and making the whole process COVID-19 guidelines adherent. Hiring authorities find these video interviews very useful, as they provide a good idea of the candidate’s personality, communication and presentation style.

Outplacement & Career Advisory
A layoff impacts not only the employees being asked to leave but all stakeholders including investors, consumers, markets, and worst of all, the morale of the remaining employees. We offer an outplacement assistance package to the corporate for their affected employees providing career advisory services to help them land a job, which transforms a negative situation into a positive one leaving employees appreciative of this farewell gesture which furthers the employer’s brand reputation.

Our Top 4!
  • Global Reach!

    Antal enjoys seamless communication between all our international offices, which means that when we conduct international assignments, we truly cover the globe for the best talents from major markets around the world.
  • Not Your Typical Recruiter!

    We are far from the typical recruiters who focus on JDs and CVs. As corporate executives we know both are outdated and scarcely relied on, which is why we focus on “deliverables” and “achievements” instead, which help us find the best-matched talents faster; ones who can hit the ground running.
  • Saudization Experts!

    We have Saudization experts in our team that have a proven track record of strategically improving the Saudization for many organizations. We can help you reach your Saudization target in a sustained manner: by identifying the roles where Saudization is more likely to succeed, and then helping you create the necessary structure to attract them.
  • Top Performers Only!

    Most companies’ recruitment processes are designed to weed out unqualified candidates, and do not attract top performers. We fully understand the psyche and behaviors of top performers, which allows us to search for, screen and attract the passive A-Class players who are not available in popular databases.

What does this all mean to you?

In short, it means you are in safe hands when it comes to hiring the right team. You will no longer be bogged down in CVs coming from all directions; instead, you will receive a shortlist of three hand-picked, passive A-class, top performing candidates for each position you entrust us. All the back-end hard work will be done on your behalf. On top of that, an international firm being your company’s ambassador in the market will add to your employer branding.

Meet the Team
  • Syed Haider
    Senior Recruitment Consultant
  • Syed Haider
    Senior Recruitment Consultant

    Bilal is a dynamic and innovative HR leader with 20+ years of business and government transformation consulting experience with PwC, KPMG, EY, GP Strategies and others businesses in 25+ countries delivering 100+ engagements.
    He also launched family business restructuring services with PwC and worked with clients in 22 industries. Bilal was nominated as the Consulting Brand Champion at PwC Middle East. He has been enjoying his reputation among his clients where 97% are his repeat clients with whom he has acquired a reputation of being their “Trusted Business Advisor”.
    Some of his major areas of expertise are in corporate governance & board performance, growth strategy, organization design, process optimization, government transformation, Target Operating Models, business transformation, people optimization, cost optimization, strategy execution, cultural change management, leadership development, e-commerce activation, disruptive tech activation & optimization, etc.
    He has also helped launched 10+ world class leadership and management institutes including Corporate Universities for clients across MENASA.

  • Amir Khurshid
    Managing Partner
  • Amir Khurshid
    Managing Partner

    Amir brings with him over 27 years of well-rounded experience in the Automotive value-chain, Franchise Development, FMCG, Packaging, Consulting and Academia.
    He has led strategy implementation for the world’s best-known brands in  Saudi Arabia including Robert Bosch, Kumho Tire, Mercedes-Benz, Knorr-Bremse, Beissbarth, Zexel, Velyen Istobal, etc.
    Amir played a pivotal role in establishing Bosch’s equipment business in the government sector and leading the Bosch Car Service initiative in KSA.
    Amir has a proven record of leading teams, transforming businesses, maximizing revenues, managing principal-dealer relationships, attaining cross-functional efficiencies, expanding distribution networks and winning market share in highly competitive environments.
    He earned his MBA from Warwick Business School, UK as a Britannia Chevening scholar. He also holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration. His achievements include bringing the world’s leading managerial recruitment firm Antal International to Saudi Arabia, which he headed as Managing Partner.

  • Madiha Obaid
    Senior Consultant
  • Madiha Obaid
    Senior Consultant

    Madiha is a passionate HR professional and a dynamic recruiter with extensive experience serving some of the top companies in Middle East. She has lead various complex and sensitive assignments placing managers and executives in top organisations in different sectors such as FMCG, Finance, IT, Automotive, Construction, Entertainment Industry etc.
    She has been exceptional support to the clients providing them customized solution such as talent engagement, candidate management, strategic sourcing skills, hiring manager engagement, recruitment analytics and smooth onboarding management.
    Over the years she has developed a good network in the region both with the clients and candidates which warranted high level of speed and quality. Her skills coupled with Can-do attitude of readily accepting challenges and her learning during Masters and Certifications makes her ideal client ambassador.

  • Zubair Sobani
    Partner
  • Zubair Sobani
    Partner

    Zubair is a celebrated CEO, Entrepreneur and Turnaround Expert who has a long list of achievements under his belt during his 30+ years of stellar career.
    He has successfully led brands like Toyota, Daihatsu and Nissan in KSA/ the region. Besides general management, he has had hands-on experience in Marketing and Sales, Brand development, Positioning, Pricing, New Product Development, Supply Chain Management etc.
    He is also experienced in Consulting, Retail and Venture Capital in the Middle East, Canada, USA and Pakistan.
    Now steering a list  of his own business initiatives in Consulting, Digital Marketing, BPO, Food etc. Zubair’s advice is highly valued in Business Planning & Transformation and Strategy.  He is particularly referred to in the field of Automotive. He is sits on various boards and advises a number of CEOs/Chairmen.
    Zubair has built these skill sets upon the solid foundations as a professional Chartered Accountant and Cost & Management Accountant.

  • Imran Yousuf
    General Manager
  • Imran Yousuf
    General Manager

    As a truly global leader who has lived and worked across four continents, an entrepreneur who has founded and co-founded businesses, a CEO, board member and advisor to tech start-ups,  a Business and leadership advisor to family businesses, an executive coach to CEOs and finally as a certified Senior Human Resources professional, Imran Yousuf brings a unique perspective to the table.
    Having worked with world’s top 10 in the field of Human Resources for the last 20+ years placing numerous C-level and board executive in some of the top organizations here in the Region.
    Imran is committed to raising the Talent performance in the Middle East through unique business models and the latest international best practices as he appreciates the complex regional strategic issues, corporate culture, and leadership landscape .
    With new generation taking over family businesses, Imran is most passionate about helping family business transform into a world-class organization by OD interventions and aligning the Leadership team to create massive shareholder value.

  • Mahmood Hashmi
    Consultant
  • Mahmood Hashmi
    Consultant

    A Senior Organization Development/Human Resources Professional with 25 years+ hands-on experience in leadership roles having served renowned organizations in Advertising/PR, FMCG, Manufacturing, Oil Refining/PetroChemical,  Contracting/Construction industries within KSA with the following highlights.
    Competency Framework: Successfully led Competency Framework Awareness, Development, Evaluation & Implementation Program at Petro Rabigh.
    HR Policies and Standard Operating Procedures Development. Expertise in development and implementation of HR Policies; Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs); & Business Processes Blueprints for HR System Module
    Organizational Design/Development/Change Management: Over 15 years experience and success stories of managing change as a process, organizational change and transformation encompassing Organizational Design & Restructuring; Defining Corporate Governance, Corporate Objectives, Vision & Mission Statements, Organizational Values, & Corporate Communication with single-minded approach to inter-link individual performances with overall organizational performance.
    Job Evaluation / Salary-scales & Grading Structure: Expertise in Hay Methodology, successfully developed and implemented Grading Structure & Salary Scales
    KPIs / Performance Management: Expertise in managing 360-degree Performance Management Process; Development of KPIs and monitoring achievements

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