about us


ecap continues the journey of the most prominent executive search consultants in the Middle East, with over twenty years of Emerging and Frontier market experience, and, thirty years of leadership assessment, talent acquisition and executive recruitment experience.

The name ecap is derived from ‘Executive Capital’, the most important growth capital a business can secure.

Our founders witnessed the opportunity to establish a business that embraces the cultural values of the respective markets we service whilst adopting modality, data driven analytics, digital innovation, and targeted assessment. 

Accredited in Leadership Profiling and Performance Management assessment, ecap recognise the gap in the market for a more innovative, modern and efficient way of assessing an individual or a workforce. 


Rudyard Kipling Career Advice


We receive numerous requests for Career Advice, in good 
times and bad. Rudyard Kipling managed to summarize
 the challenges better than we could ever...



We care about the tenure, contribution and the success of the people we place.

We work with progressive organisations to build world class leadership teams.


By measuring and assessing their Values, Behaviours, Motivation and Emotional Intelligence.

Utilising artificial intelligence, an algorithm supported by over 30 years of Executive Search experience.


Share insights on an individual to ensure the the right appointment.

Provide organisations with metrics to drive optimal business performance.

We are Impartial and support critical decisions related to people, performance or culture. 

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ecap are a proud sustainability empowerment partner of Emirates Nature-WWF. Our ongoing donations will support Emirates Nature in driving positive change in the UAE and the ongoing conservation of the nation’s natural heritage. Emirates Nature work to develop and support the UAE’s natural resources and assets; Oceans, Climate, Wildlife and Freshwater.
What Our Clients Say About us
  • Chris’ core competence revolves around delivery, getting things done, properly and professionally. This differentiation and delivery have earned Chris and his business an enviable reputation in the market. I recommend Chris and ecap to any potential client, because they are, without doubt, the best of the best in the market.
    Chief Human Capital and Admin Officer
    Digital Transformation Company
  • Daniel is an extraordinarily gifted professional. In an industry where knowledge, intelligence, trust and dedicated engagement are required. He understands the delicate nuances that make for an exceptional senior advisor. He “gets it” and has provided critically important and strategic advisory to the highest calibre experts in the region.
    Chief Executive Officer
    Regional Bank
  • I’ve had the pleasure of working with Chris on several executive searches. He and his team have always provided high quality service and candidates with a quick understanding of the business and the role. He is extremely dedicated and very professional.
    Group HR Director
    Trading and Investment
  • Daniel is intellectually very capable and combines this with an excellent ability to build teams and develop one on one relationships. He is articulate and adept in using his very strong influencing skills. He is a resilient and motivated individual who continually demonstrates a high level of drive for results.
    Chief Executive Officer
    Financial Services Company
  • I wouldn’t hesitate to endorse Chris and his team at ecap when it comes to assessing, or identifying world class talent. When it comes to Emiratisation agenda their track record of appointing senior UAE Nationals places them within the top firms across the sector.
    Chief Human Resources Officer
  • I have known Daniel since 2015, he has the ability to understand the big picture and properly contextualize complex dynamic professional variables in sophisticated global markets. Dan is also diligent, hard-working, smart and has his moral compass aligned to the right bearings.

    Simply outstanding on all fronts, a leader in his field.
    Chief Executive Officer
    Financial Services Company
  • Daniel is very personable, he operates with a high level of EQ, is well connected and understands his business extremely well. Unlike many people in his industry, Daniel operates with a very high level of integrity and ethical behaviour.
    Chief Executive Officer
    Financial Services Company

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