Metin Mitchell & Company, Ltd., a MENA-based Executive Search Firm, Launches to Address Upcoming GCC Executive Talent Shortage, Nationalization of Executive Roles

By Metin Mitchell Company Ltd., PRNE
Sunday, May 1, 2011

DUBAI, UAE, May 2, 2011 - One of the world's most successful executive recruiters, Metin Mitchell,
and UAE-based GCC strategic advisor, Dominique Liana Russo, have teamed up to
launch Metin Mitchell & Company, an executive search and advisory firm based
in the Dubai International Financial Center supported by a network that
stretches across Asia, Europe, and North America.

Commenting on today's launch and receiving the DIFC license to operate,
Metin Mitchell, co-founder and Managing Partner, said, "Metin Mitchell &
Company will not only be well-positioned to provide our clients with the best
and most relevant talent, as I have been committed to doing in the region for
16 years, we fully intend to support the drive toward Nationalization of
senior level positions across the GCC."

On this occasion, Saudi Arabia's Kingdom Holding has offered a statement
of support for the launch of Metin Mitchell & Company: "Kingdom Holding
Company's experience with Metin Mitchell through a strong relationship
network and successful track record in the GCC Region, was instrumental in
supporting KHC's goals and objectives by attracting and retaining many of its
executive talent pool and assisting in the Company's Saudization Plan."

Metin Mitchell, previously Regional Managing Director of MENA for
multinational executive search firm giant Korn/Ferry, has been active in the
region since 1995, launched Korn/Ferry's Middle East Practice in 1998, and
led its physical expansion in the region, starting in 2004.

Company co-founder and Senior Partner, Dominique Liana Russo also
maintains an affinity for the MENA region, having worked with it since her
Wall Street tenure at Merrill Lynch 15 years ago and more recently with the
GCC during her time at the M.I.T. Entrepreneurship Center.

Having initially relocated to the region from New York City with
consulting firm Booz & Company to provide strategic advisory to GCC banks,
investment companies, family conglomerates, and governments, Ms. Russo has
fully committed herself to the region and is excited about the prospects of
Metin Mitchell & Company from a strategic point of view:

"The transformational power of bringing dedicated, world-class executives
to the region and teaming them with GCC Nationals to support the eventual
Nationalization of senior level positions in the region is immense. As a
strategic advisor to entities across the GCC, I understand the importance of
this strategic initiative, upon which GDP diversification and the region's
future prosperity depend, and I am honored that our firm will be actively
contributing to it on a daily basis."

Kevin Birkett, Head of Financial Services of the DIFC Authority,
commented on the Metin Mitchell & Company launch, "DIFC has focused on
developing a secure, transparent and efficient platform for business and
financial institutions to tap into the region's vast opportunities. A
critical part of this platform is the accessibility to a network of
world-class professional services providers, such as Metin Mitchell &
Company, whom we welcome to our growing community."

To learn more about Metin Mitchell & Company or seek press commentary,
please feel free to visit our website at or
contact us directly at +971-4-454-2130.

To learn more about Metin Mitchell & Company or seek press commentary,
please feel free to visit our website at or
contact us directly at +971-4-454-2130. Dominique Russo / info at

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