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Daniel Murphy - Co-founder & Director - ecap
Prior to co-founding ecap, Daniel was a partner and operating board member for a boutique search business that was acquired 3 times in an 8-year period.

Daniel has led some of the largest change agendas and restructures in the GCC. He is recognised by board members as a trusted and honest advisor and over the course of the last decade, he has completed a broad range of search assignments across the C-Suite, including appraisal of leadership teams, non-executive hiring, and board formation.

Recognised as an advocate of behavioural performance management and data-driven decision making, Daniel was recently accredited in the delivery and interpretation of Hartman Value Profiling (Axiology) and has a passion to support executives to ‘be the best version of yourself’.

Daniel has executed and supported delivery of over 250+ C-suite and leadership searches in the last 10 years. He has conducted varying leadership change initiatives including the full build of teams and boards, most notably in the last 5 years building a regulator, establishing a government forum and restructuring an Islamic Bank.

Daniel studied Sports Science and Business Management and is a UEFA B qualified football coach. He is married with 2 children and has lived in the Middle East since 2009.

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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