Shadi El Farr


Office Location: Dubai

Phone: +971 4 376 4600

Shadi El Farr is a partner in Heidrick and Struggles' Middle East and North Africa region based in Dubai. He has 15 years of experience in executive search management and assessment consulting work in the Middle East. He is member of the firm’s global Financial Services Practice, and has a focus on the commercial banking, asset and wealth management, insurance and private equity sectors.

Shadi has executed successful searches in functional disciplines, including for chief financial officer and chief investment officer roles across a variety of industries, particularly with family offices.

Shadi started his professional career in management consulting. He worked for two years as an associate consultant in a regional management consulting firm, contributing to the management and organizational development of major public institutions and private companies in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and Levant areas.

Before joining Heidrick and Struggles in 2006, Shadi worked for an international executive search firm executing searches for GCC-based clients.


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