David Myers

Principal

Office Location: Dubai

Phone: +971 4 3764600

David Myers is a principal in Heidrick & Struggles’ Dubai office and a member of the Industrial Practice, covering the Middle East & North Africa, focusing on manufacturing and engineering, construction, infrastructure, and utilities.

With more than 30 years’ experience in the aerospace, mining, technology, and executive search industries, David serves clients primarily in the United Kingdom and the Middle East. He specializes in the assessment of management teams, building startup teams in a technology environment, and in helping expatriate executives to make the transition effectively into emerging markets.

David has a broad range of expertise across the technology and industrial sectors and has worked with regional family businesses in the Middle East as well as multinationals in the industrial and technology sectors.

Before joining Heidrick & Struggles, David spent seven years in the region with two other global executive search firms which he helped start up and expand across the Middle East. David also worked for five years in a specialized executive search firm focused exclusively on the optical networking industry.

David’s early career was in engineering management and sales management roles. He also carried out technology development with British Aerospace, the National Coal Board’s Mining Research and Development Establishment, and Digital Equipment Corporation.

Education:

David earned a BSc in electrical and electronic engineering from Swansea University in Wales.