Antal International, Jeddah extends Antal’s footprint to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), by far the largest Gulf market both by area and population. The office aims to adapt Antal’s ‘global’ approach in a meaningful ‘local’ way by primarily focusing on sectors like Automotive & Parts, FMCG and Hospitality.
The Saudi office, while developing its network, shall be keeping a close eye on the government’s evolving regulations related to “Saudisation” i.e. hiring preference for Saudi nationals and replacement of foreign workers by a plan that is bound to transform the recruitment landscape in the kingdom.
Antal is amongst the first international search and placement firms to enter KSA’s challenging market where high quality professional services are in shortage and mostly provided remotely by firms based out of Dubai. Antal’s physical presence in KSA will give the company a direct and open access to its valued clients.
Automotive & Parts, Consulting
Sales & Marketing
M. Amir Khurshid
Amir Khurshid brings with him over 23 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 KSA including Robert Bosch, Mercedes-Benz, Knorr-Bremse, Zexel, Velyen Istobal etc.
Khurshid’s latest assignment has been as General Manager for Kumho Tires in KSA. He earned his MBA from Warwick Business School, UK as a Britannia Chevening scholar. He also holds a Masters degree in Public Administration.
Zubair A. Sobani
As CEO, Entrepreneur and Turnaround expert, Zubair Sobani has a long list of achievements under his belt during his 28 years of eminent career. He has successfully led brands like Toyota and Nissan. He is also experienced in Consulting, Retail and Venture Capital in the Middle East, Canada, USA and Pakistan.
Now steering a few of his own business initiatives, Mr. Sobani’s advice is highly valued in Business Planning & Transformation, Supply Chain, Product Positioning and Strategy. He has built these skillsets upon the solid foundations as a professional Chartered Accountant and Cost & Management Accountant.