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Toby Simpson Founder and ex-Managing Director at Gulf Recruitment Group


Toby Simpson is the founder and the former Managing Director of the Gulf Recruitment Group, which ranks amongst the leading executive recruitment firms for the marketing profession across the GCC. Toby began his career in market research in London in 2000 focussing on quantitative analysis for the pharmaceutical sector working with major clients on interpreting the success of new therapy launches across the UK. Toby grew up in the Gulf and returned to work here in 2007 with a major global form before forming the Gulf Recruitment Group in 2009 which is now the second largest independent firm in the region. Having focussed on board and executive management placements across the region, he sold the business earlier this year and currently consults on various HR related assignments with investment firms and holding companies in Saudi and the UAE. He is a careers expert on the weekly Dubai Eye radio show “Career Connect” and an occasional speaker or host at business events in Dubai.

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