Big Middle East Boost for AltoPartners

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Media Release Abu Dhabi Evrima

2 May, 2024 - AltoPartners is proud to welcome Evrima, the boutique executive search and leadership solutions firm with offices in Abu Dhabi and London. Headed by Karla Dorsch, the Evrima team specialises in buy-side financial services, with a strong client base comprising asset managers, private banks, investment companies, sovereign wealth funds and family offices.

“We are delighted to have Evrima aboard. Their area of expertise complements our partners in Dubai and opens considerable scope for synergistic growth in the UAE and due to the scope and depth of Ms Dorsch’s network, further opportunities across Europe and North America. Ms Dorsch is a respected and well-known figure in the financial services sector and a seasoned executive search practitioner. She and her team will be an asset to our global financial services practice,” said Sonal Agrawal, the Global Chair for AltoPartners.

Ms Dorsch, who is based in Abu Dhabi, said that she and her team were ideally placed to help international firms looking to join the migratory and investment influx to the Middle East, particularly to the UAE and Dubai.

“It’s an exciting time to be working in the Emirates. The UAE’s foreign direct investment boom and national reputation uplift mean that companies have access to some of the world’s best talent. The region has excellent infrastructure and a deserved reputation for ease of doing business that attracts highly qualified and talented professionals worldwide. We have helped many global clients establish a base here, and we expect to be doing a lot more of that in 2024,” said Ms Dorsch.

With the addition of Evrima, AltoPartners expands its reach to 62 offices in 37 countries across Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific. This is the third new country partner to join the association since the start of the year. In January, Spain’s Leaderland Iberia S.L signed up, followed by Dublin-based Cronin Partners International Search in April.

Said Ms Agrawal: “Identifying and onboarding a new partner is an exacting process. It can take many hours of due diligence to ensure that we maintain the high standards of integrity, quality, and authenticity that clients expect when contracting with a member of AltoPartners. Evrima not only shares our values but also combines deep local knowledge with extensive global experience in financial services. This is also a big win for our clients around the world as it widens and deepens the talent pool as AltoPartners is not bound by global off-limits.”

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Established in 2006, AltoPartners is a leading international partnership of retained executive search and leadership consulting firms that combines the reach of a global network with the local knowledge and entrepreneurial spirit of independent partners working together to find the client’s perfect candidate fit. Today the partnership covers 61 offices in 37 countries and is ranked in the Top 10 Global Search Firms. Our proven assessment and search methodologies, industry expertise, existing network of professional contacts, and our impressive timelines provide our clients and candidates with the best results at every opportunity. The AltoPartners partnership has created a distinctive force in executive search worldwide, giving global coverage across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. For more information about the work we do and the countries we cover, please visit

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