Our dedicated Saudi Arabia team focus solely on the recruitment of qualified, professional and skilled people for organisations operating within KSA.

With over 60 years of combined experience, our experts have a deep understanding of the region, having placed hundreds of candidates into permanent roles across multiple industries and professions, including: Aerospace, Construction, Consulting, Engineering, Facilities Management, Financial Services, FMCG, Food Manufacturing, Healthcare, Hospitality, Human Resources, Investment Banking, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Power, Private Equity, Property, Retail, Sales & Marketing.


Partnering with organisations of all size, we utilise our global networks to source highly skilled talent while ensuring a smooth and efficient recruitment experience. Our familiarity and expertise within KSA means you can be confident that your organisation will be equipped with the most capable resource for meeting your business objectives.

By working with us, you will benefit from:

  • Our understanding of local employment law - our consultants are well informed on the legal requirements for hiring staff within the Kingdom and will ensure that you adhere to these, while doing so in the most cost effective way
  • Saudization expertise – if you are looking specifically to recruit Saudi nationals within your organisation, we can manage this process for you
  • Relocation support – throughout our many years of experience, we have placed multiple Saudi national and expat candidates into roles in Saudi Arabia, relieving employers of any administrative burden and saving you time when it comes to hiring
  • Global networks - operating under Hays global brand, our experts are able to source candidates from our extensive national and international database, finding you the right people within a short space of time 




Don Mitchell, Business Head - KSA


Don has more than 15 years’ experience in international recruitment and has been based in the Gulf since 2007. During this time he has covered a variety of highly technical and complex industries, recruiting at all levels of experience from Senior Executives to volume graduate campaigns. He has been responsible for managing the diversity ratios in major organisations and has delivered platinum status Saudization in both the government and private sectors.

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Graham Poll, Account Manager – KSA

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As the Account Manager for Hays’ Saudi Arabia division, Graham partners with organisations from a variety of industry sectors to provide for them a bespoke recruitment solution based on their individual business needs.

Originally from the UK, Graham has 11+ years recruitment experience across both the European and Middle Eastern markets. During this time, he has built a strong track record for implementing recruitment solutions for clients on both a contingent and campaign basis.

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Jon Ashcroft - Business Head - Executive Search (C-Suite positions)


Jon is the practice head in MENA for Hays Executive - the headhunting arm of Hays plc, specialising in executive search and selection that addresses the need for inspirational leadership. With over 20 years in the recruitment industry he has gained vast experience across a broad range of sectors. Jon joined Hays in 1997 and prior to relocating to Dubai in 2008, he managed 3 offices in the West Yorkshire region of the UK.

Jon’s area of expertise is in the recruitment of C-Suite positions that are often niche and difficult to fill appointments. He focuses on C-Suite positions within Commerce, Consumer, Hospitality, Industrial, Manufacturing, Engineering, and Construction sectors. 

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Hannah Sheikh, Recruitment Consultant - KSA

Hannah 2 BW.jpgExperienced in recruiting high calibre professionals in the UK and Middle East across professional services industries.   

Hannah is a very people-orientated individual, who consistently delivers first-class service to all of her clients and candidates. Her passion for building long-lasting relationships, coupled with her regional and industry knowledge, allows her to gain a deep understanding of both client and candidate needs, which ensures a mutually beneficial placement. 

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Bryan O'Grady, Recruitment Consultant - KSA

Bryan BW 100pxl.jpgA college graduate from Ireland. Previously, he has experience working in HR in Ireland and is eager to showcase his knowledge here in the Middle East.

Bryan recruits within our KSA Professional Services team. His focus is on placing professionals within roles across Finance and Banking, Legal, Consulting, Hospitality, FMCG, IT Telecoms, Marketing, Media, Education, Government, Travel and Tourism sectors.

He prides himself on his ability to understand his client’s requirement, however complex and deliver a recruitment process that makes it as easy and efficient to select the best possible candidate for the job. His excellent communication skills and efficiency ensure that he provides a smooth and effective recruitment experience.

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Sailaja Lolla, Lead Resoucing Partner - KSA

Sailaja_b&w1_web.jpgSailaja has 15+ years of experience in HR & Recruitment in the Middle East. Her experience covers contingent, RPO and in house recruitment across key industries such as construction, contracting, oil & gas, engineering consultancy, retail, MRO, hospitality and more recently, professional services. Having led successful campaigns both locally and internationally, Sailaja has a strong track record of delivering recruitment services efficiently ensuring a smooth process for both clients and candidates.

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Githin Cleetus, Senior Resourcing Partner - KSA


With over 6 years of technical expertise, Githin specialises in the recruitment of mid to high-level management professionals within Saudi Arabia, covering multiple disciplines, including: Accountancy & Finance, Construction, Healthcare, Human Resources, Information Technology, Office Support, Sales & Marketing.

Working with both speed and efficiency, Githin prides himself on his ability to source highly skilled professionals from his strongly established and extensive network within the region. He has a unique and in-depth understanding of clients business needs, which has stemmed from his educational background, where he holds a Master’s Degree in Human Resources and Marketing.

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