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About Us

Welcome to the Antal Pakistan office in Lahore – the cultural and food capital of Pakistan! 

We have been delivering executive search & recruitment, corporate training and executive coaching services in Pakistan since 2017. We have worked with local and international publicly listed and privately held companies, as well as family conglomerates, across various industry sectors. Roles we have recruited for in the past include Country Managers, Sales Directors, Marketing Directors, General Managers, Head of Retail, Head of Corporate, Head of Operations, Head of Production, Head of Supply Chain, CFOs / Finance Directors, CHROs / HR Directors and Program / Project Managers, Application Support Specialists, and Production Support Specialists and sectors we have operated in include FMCG, retail, manufacturing, engineering, education and technology. 

We take great pride that our business in Pakistan has grown entirely through “word of mouth” from our clients and candidates and we are very grateful for it.

How We Work?

- Comprehensive brief to understand client's goals, competencies needed to meet these goals, and the culture new incumbents need to embody. 

- We use our specialized databases and network (in addition to social media) to identify, influence and assess A-player candidates. 

- We deploy Antal’s proprietary and innovative recruitment process and tools throughout the search exercise for identifying, assessing and recruiting the right leaders who have the attributes our client needs. 

- We offer a dedicated and senior account manager to provide a single point of contact to the client.

Why Clients Love It?

- Our subject matter expertise and off-the-grid market intelligence and insights enables us to have a preferential and unmatched access to passive and exceptional talent. Our candidates are much more likely to be promoted.  

- Our approach protects and enhance client’s brand and promotes them as “the employer of choice”.  

- We share our unique insights and market trends with the client to help shape their talent strategy.

- We provide post-placement support to the candidate for their first 90 days to ensure they can hit the ground running and pro-actively keep in touch with the client.

Antal's Values

Hear From our Candidates

Naush is a very experienced and helpful headhunter. It was a pleasure to work with Naush who helped me to find a job that suits my both my skills and personality. He took his time to explain all steps of recruitment process and gave me very useful tips.

I would recommend Naush to both clients and job seeker as he is a person with really professional approach.

  • Kinga Izdebska

Naush is the best recruiter I have been working with so far. I have never been so well prepared for the interviews with potential employer. Thanks to his preparation I felt confident, comfortable and what's most important I got the job - that is the best recommendation. 

Great professional and person to work with.

  • Sylwester Rutkowski

All you need is a conversation with Naush and your day will be filled with inspiration and motivation! From the time we were acquainted in my search for a consulting role in the UK, Naush has never failed to bring out the best in me. He is consistent in providing the best support and is always driven to give his best regardless of the situation. 

I was blessed by his presence and if he chooses to help you in anyway, consider yourself blessed too.

  • Zen Lee

I was able to secure an exciting new role, thanks to Nausherwan. He didn't just simply connect me to the role but actually made it a very pleasant experience from the get go. He was persistent, transparent, and able to build an engaging relationship. He didn't try to enforce a role but actually listened to what I was looking for and would be a good fit for. He stayed connected throughout the process and actually helped me prepare for the different steps of the hiring process. Highly recommend working with Nausherwan!

  • Ayesha Agha

I am privileged to write this recommendation about Naush Akram a highly competent, thorough and articulate professional. I got to know Naush in recent months in the role of senior HR Advisor but more so he became a coach and confidant as I endeavoured to look for my next exec level position as a Chief Operating Officer and was approached by Naush and his organization Antal International.

I would rate Naush among the “best of the best” amongst the high-end HR consultants in the field of executive recruitment.

  • Mehdi Hasnain

His profile and professionalism speaks for itself as I gladly second all the existing recommendations.

We were able to successfully close the proceedings and everything fell into place both at personal and professional level very swiftly due to his headhunting process.

  • Sohaib Chaudhry

I connected with Nausherwan whilst on the lookout for the next challenge in my career in a new city. He not only connected me to an organisation and role that seemed like the right fit, but went above and beyond my expectations of what working with headhunters ought to be like. 

  • Ifrah Mumtaz
Meet the Team
  • Nausherwan Akram
    Managing Partner
  • Nausherwan Akram
    Managing Partner

    Nausherwan is an international management consultant, trainer and headhunter. He specialises in strategic planning, business process re-engineering, applied innovation, problem solving and helping organizations successfully drive change through developing and recruiting A-player talent. Having lived and worked in the UK and Pakistan since 1999, he has partnered with CEOs/Managing Directors, functional heads and their teams across the globe and accomplished a track record of leading major initiatives focused on improvements in working capital, margin, productivity and leadership development. His pragmatic, methodical and diligent approach has earned him the trust and respect of many business leaders and the teams they lead. 

    Nausherwan is currently working as an Advisor/Consultant on retained basis with a number of organizations for helping them make improvements and recruiting critical talent. He has worked as a headhunter having recruited for organisations globally and in Pakistan including at KPMG, Fidelity Information Services, Nutreco, IDP Pakistan, EBM, Interwood, Treet Corp and several other local and family owned business  

    Nausherwan has been invited as a guest speaker on several forums and has facilitated workshops on Leadership and Applied Innovation at Procter & Gamble, USA and Young Presidents Organization (YPO), a global platform of CEOs. He is a certified Master Level Simplexity Thinking Advisor in applied innovation and creative problem solving and has attended the Advanced Instructor/Facilitator program at Langevin Learning Services, world’s largest train-the-trainer company based in the US. 

    Nausherwan read his Electronics Engineering from University of Hull with high first class honours and completed his MBA from Ashridge Business School in the UK that specialises in Strategy, Leadership and Change. He has thrice served as elected member of the Ashridge Business School Alumni Board in an advisory capacity to help promote, grow and strengthen their alumni communities.

  • Muhammad Akram Malik
    Managing Partner
  • Muhammad Akram Malik
    Managing Partner

    Akram partnered with Antal International in 2015 after an illustrious career spanning 30 years in the petrochemicals and chemicals industry in Pakistan, where he worked in senior technical and corporate roles in major multinationals including ICI, Exxon Chemicals and BP (formerly Union Texas Inc) in Pakistan. He was assigned as the “Chairman Succession Planning Group” for ICI Pakistan, a role he passionately enjoyed reporting progress to ICI Chairman and the Board. He reviewed the company human resource needs at the medium to long term level and developed the training and development plans for “high potential” staff which resulted in enhanced retention rates and a motivated staff. He has partnered with a number of international and local clients to successfully fill their critical positions based in Pakistan.

    Akram started his professional career from National Oil Refinery in Pakistan where he was trained as a Refinery Engineer. Following that, he had a successful stint at BP Pakistan working as Field Manager for their oil and gas operations before being head hunted thrice to work for ICI Pakistan in different roles. There he set up ICI’s Polyester Fibre and Soda Ash projects in record times and cost. Akram had an accelerated career progression within ICI where he was finally promoted as the General Manager, Corporate Technical reporting directly into the Chairman and the Executive Board of ICI Pakistan. His responsibilities included overview of the manufacturing operations with an asset base of over $700 million, expansion of the existing assets by way of technology upgrade and addition of new assets. The facilities included Purified Terephthalic Acid, Polyester Fibre, Soda Ash, Speciality Chemicals and Paints. Mr Malik was directly responsible to the CEO and the Board for the Corporate Supply Chain management, Corporate training and Corporate SH&E.

    He is a Mechanical Engineer by degree from University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore and has attended executive development programmes at INSEAD.

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