Our team

Khalil Al-Kaddo - Regional CEO

Khalil Al-Kaddo is an entrepreneur in the true sense of the word. Starting in business at the young age of 15 Khalil always knew that he had the opportunity to make a positive change through his ventures. Khalil has been involved in the business of recruitment for a number of years and in 2014 when the opportunity arose he brought Smyth and Bradshaw to Dubai from Ireland after noticing a gap in the local market for genuine, passionate service in the job search industry.

Khalil himself has experienced the frustration of working with recruiters who failed to match the requirements he specified for his own business needs in Dubai. Keeping these experiences in mind he structured Smyth and Bradshaw as a regional boutique firm with an unparalleled commitment to customer service for both clients and candidates. Khalil’s personalised approach to recruitment helped him to devise policies that differentiate Smyth and Bradshaw from every other agency in the region. For example, Smyth and Bradshaw’s trademark three hour interviewTM requires that consultants spend a minimum of three hours with their candidates to ensure they meet the needs and requirements specified by their clients.

Although it is rare to find Khalil outside of the office, in his free time he enjoys spending time with this three children, playing golf, meeting new people, and devising strategies to continue the growth of Smyth and Bradshaw as a pioneering consultancy.

Imran Dawood - Senior Consultant
Ismail Tekken - Senior Consultant
John Larson - CFO-EMENA
Laila Hussein Admin/Recruitment Consultant/PA to CEO
Manasa Kaslekar - Recruitment Consultant
Sam Brown - Operations Director
Varsha Vekaria - Recruitment Consultant