Shadi El Farr


Office Location: Dubai

Phone: +971 4 376 4600

Shadi El Farr is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ Dubai office and leads the Financial Services Practice in the Middle East and North Africa.

He has engaged in more than 250 leadership and board searches and assessment exercises over than last 17 years, and is one of the sector’s longest-serving consultants in the Middle East. Through his work, Shadi has contributed to the leadership acquisition and development of leading multinational and regional financial institutions, banks, insurance companies, and the private capital and family group domains.

Shadi joined Heidrick & Struggles from an international executive search firm where he covered family groups in the GCC. He began his career in a management consulting firm where he worked on organization development projects with regional government entities..


Shadi earned an MBA from the Lebanese American University and a bachelor's degree in business administration from the American University of Beirut. He is also a certified human resources professional, and a certified and trained Hogan assessor.