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Christopher Abreu - Co-founder & Director - ecap
A seasoned head-hunter and advisory board member, Chris has dedicated over 17 years to understanding the role’s and characteristics of successful leaders and executives.

Executed over 350+ C-suite mandates, conducted over 5000+ interviews across various functional disciplines. Met with over 3000 companies and senior leaders from start up, SME’s, large multinational’s to listed companies. Operated in Europe, Asia, Middle East and Africa.

Prior to founding ecap, Chris was one of the founding partners and member of the senior leadership team of a boutique search firm where he was instrumental in the growth of the business, which led to three acquisitions in 2010, 2014 and 2018.

Chris has spearheaded a number of regional initiatives that have been adopted by both local and international institutions resulting in appointing, retaining, high performance teams that continue to grow and deliver world class results.

Recognised as a thought leader and advocate for Nationalisation programs, where he has partnered both Government and private sector. With a significant track record, Chris is highly regarded in the region as a trusted advisor to Board’s, Ministers, Chief Executives and some of the region’s most influential business owners and leaders.

Chris is a keen sportsman, educated at Gordonstoun, married with two children and has called the United Arab Emirates home since 2007.

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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