Michael Morcos


Office Location: Dubai

Phone: +971 4 3764600

Michael Morcos is partner-in-charge of Heidrick & Struggles’ Dubai office and managing partner of the Middle East & North Africa Practice. He is a member of the Financial Services, Private Equity, Energy, Natural Resources, and Global Technology & Services practices.

Fluent in Arabic, Michael is a governor of the Gulf Cooperation Council Board of Directors’ Institute. With more than 15 years in international management consulting, recruiting, and executive search, Michael brings his expertise to clients in the Middle East and North Africa on key issues such as board alignment, leadership development, leadership assessment, and executive search. Michael’s clients in the Middle East and North Africa include ruling families, governments, government holdings, industrial conglomerates, and financial institutions.

Before joining the executive search profession, Michael worked with McKinsey & Company in their Middle East office, where he played a leadership role in the global energy, industrial, and basic metals practices. Michael also headed McKinsey’s graduate and undergraduate recruitment in the United Kingdom.

Previously, Michael spent more than a decade in international operational and management roles in the oil and gas industry with Schlumberger and Atlantic Richfield Corporation (ARCO).


Michael earned an MSc in aerospace engineering from Stanford University, Paolo Alto, California. He also holds a bachelor of engineering degree in aeronautical engineering from Imperial College London.