The Team

Daniel Murphy - Director at ecap

Daniel Murphy

co-founder & Director

Daniel has led some of the largest restructuring and change agendas in the GCC. He is recognised by board members as a trusted and honest Advisor, and, over the course of the last decade....
Renee Tauro - ecap | Dubai

Renee Tauro

Head of Client Engagement

Renee is the Head of Client Engagement for ecap. In this role Renee leverages her 15+ years of expertise within the executive search, leadership assessment and talent management industry. 
Chris Abreu - ecap | leadership & executive advisory firm

Christopher Abreu

CO-founder & Director

Christopher is a seasoned head-hunter and advisory board member who has dedicated over eighteen years to understanding the roles and characteristics of successful leaders and executives... 

Karolina Jedras


Karolina is a principal at ecap. She is responsible for forging client relationships and executing search mandates across multiple industries. Karolina has a strong track record in...
Non-Executive Director - Talal Al Ansari

Talal Al Ansari

Non-Executive Director

Talal is a Co-Founder and Non-Executive Director at ecap. Talal studied in the US and trained as a Pilot before joining the Civil Aviation Authority as an Inspector. 



Prior to joining ecap, Samir was a partner with an Executive Search and recruitment process outsourcing business that was acquired 3 times during his 15 year tenure search career with the firm.


Managing Director- Performance Lab

Farid is an executive management consultant, with stretching years of achievements in US, UK and the EMEA region in Organization Development, Strategy & Transformation, Structured Finance, Performance.
Weam Abdalla

Weam abdalla

Engagement consultant

Weam is an Engagement Consultant with ecap, bringing in her experience in recruitment consultancy across several different markets and regions, working in disciplines including HR, Strategy, P&C and Finance.

Reem Al-Aryan

Engagement Lead

Reem is an Engagement Lead at ecap. She is responsible for scoping and capturing talent pools across multiple industries and functional disciplines. Reem has over 14 years of industry experience in executive search and recruitment.

Ellice Yarrow

Head of Business Operations

Ellice joined ecap in May 2019 as the Head of Business Operations and holds responsibility for all operational, technology and administrative oversight for the 4 business verticals. 

kelly sutton


Kelly lived and worked in the Middle East for over 7 years, before relocating back to London with her family. She is currently working directly with the founders.

Georgie Whitford

Engagement and Admin Lead

Georgie joined the team in 2021 as Lead Engagement, bringing a broad experience in operations, senior administration and client relationship management in various industries across the UK, Europe, Middle East and Australasia.


What our clients say about us...

Digital Transformation Company

Chief Human Capital and Admin Officer

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.

Regional Bank

Chief Executive Officer

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.


Head of Recruitment

The modern process applied to our recruitment strategy increased our ability to process candidates so much quicker, by 80%, and more effectively screen them to identify talent and potential, especially in emotional intelligence, values and predicting behaviours on the job.

Trading and Investment

Group HR Director

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.

Financial Services Company

Chief Executive Officer

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 HR Officer

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.

Financial Services Company

Chief Executive 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.

Financial Services Company

Chief Executive Officer

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.