Dermot O'Mahony Joins TRANSEARCH In Dubai

Dermot O’Mahony recently joined the Dubai office as Principal.  For the past 8 years, Dermot has been consulting to Boards and Executive teams and has successfully delivered global searches in sectors such as Oil & Gas, Mining & Minerals, Construction, Utilities and Life Sciences.
Dermot’s area of expertise has been in conducting highly demanding technical searches, placing senior management, technical experts and key leaders into multinational companies.  These include (mining) BHP Billiton, Vale, Rio Tinto Alcan, (pharmaceuticals) Pfizer, Merck Sharpe & Dohme, AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Eli Lilly and (O&G) Shell to name but a few.
Dermot’s interest in the industrial sector is deep rooted, having grown up on a mining site in Northern Ireland, where his father was the Managing Director and subsequently working in his father’s engineering business after school.  His passion for science and engineering led him to study and graduate with a degree in materials science in 1996.
With several years post graduate experience as an Industrial Engineer, Dermot was fortunate to gain experience servicing clients such as Apple, Microsoft, Dell and Cisco. He also worked in the semiconductor industry where he implemented operational excellence cultures via lean six sigma methodologies. Through these change management initiatives, Dermot discovered a passion and flare for the development of people, which ultimately influenced him to work in the recruitment industry.
Having worked in Ireland, UK, France, Belgium, USA, Australia and most recently Oman, Dermot will now cover the gulf countries and emerging markets in central Asia.
Looking to the future, Dermot will continue to grow the Middle East client base he has been building over the last 3 years. His focus will be on the Energy and Mining & Metals sectors, both of which are significant industries here in the region.  Additionally, Dermot is keen to continue his successes in sourcing and placing high calibre GCC nationals into key leadership positions in the Middle East.  This is an area which Dermot is particularly passionate about, namely discovering and supporting the career path of the next generation of Arab leaders.

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