Ochre House acquires Middle East and North Africa leaders

Top Quote Ochre House, the recruitment process outsourcing specialist, has acquired the two leading strategic resourcing firms in the Middle East and North Africa, TAAHEED and Carmichael Fisher. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) March 08, 2012 - The acquisition will significantly expand Ochre House's international capabilities in response to increasing client demand. "We are already one of the fastest growing talent management businesses in Europe and Asia and have an established partnership with one of the US's leading players, Pinstripe", says Chris Herrmannsen, CEO. "Acquiring the Dubai-based TAAHEED and its sister company, Carmichael Fisher, provides us with a key piece of the jigsaw we need to deliver truly global talent acquisition and management solutions."

    Founded in 2009, TAAHEED works with locally owned and international companies across the Gulf and northern Africa, providing both project based recruitment and full recruitment outsourcing. The TAAHEED team has more than doubled in the past year and revenues having grown by almost 200% in the same period. Its sister company, Carmichael Fisher, was part of the global Carmichael Fisher group and is the largest executive talent solutions business in the region with sector specialisms in banking and financial services, education, healthcare, construction and transportation, telecommunications, media and technology, and professional services.

    Ochre House has been named by outsourcing analyst, Nelson Hall, as one of the world's leading providers of end-to end recruitment outsourcing business. Its clients include Telefónica, Siemens, Agilent Technologies, GE, Juniper Networks, BUPA and United Biscuits. In 2011 Ochre House placed over 7,500 professionals across 40 countries.

    "This collaboration with Ochre House will allow us to deliver even more sophisticated and effective solutions to our clients", says TAAHEED and Carmichael Fisher MD, Craig Pointon, "as well as a whole range of new career opportunities for our people, both here in the MENA region and around the world."

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