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What we do

Talent Development is a fully licensed recruitment consultancy that provides talent acquisition solutions across the Middle East.
Recruitment and Talent Acquisition
Omanization, Diversity and inclusion
Executive Search
Interim management
Board placement

About us

Talent Development LLC has successfully provided unique, efficient and cost-effective executive search solutions to clients across diverse geographies, organization types and industries since it first started recruiting in the Middle East in 2014.

There has also been a focused drive within our Oman business, to identify, attract, recruit, assess and successfully integrate exceptional talent for our Oman-based clients.

Our added value is being able to make a local
impact in response to our client’s needs by utilising our global, regional, and local networks.

Who we hire

C-Suite and other Mid to Senior roles including but not limited to:

  • All C-level Positions (CEO, COO, CFFO, CHRO,CCO) and more.
  • General managers and Deputy GM’s
  • Country Manager and Regional Heads
  • Function Heads, Directors, Sr. Managers and Managers
  • Specialty and technical Roles across Industries.



Meet the Team

Mohammed Al


Samantha Robinson

Managing Director
Middle East


Managing Partner,
Oman & KSA


Managing Partner,

Al Zarafy

Research Associate,

Al Qadhi

Research Analyst,

Where we operate

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Contact us


+968 2421 0502



Office 217, 2nd Floor Al Assalah Tower Muscat Sultanate of Oman

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Mohammed Al Kharusi

Chairman & Managing Partner

Mohammed has over 40 years’ experience in the field of IT, HR and General Management. He started his career as an Economics Research Assistant in the University of London. Thereafter, he joined PDO in IT as Analyst/Programmer to support subsurface systems and rose through the ranks to be the first Omani IM&T Manager. During this 29 year period with PDO he also worked for Shell International on assignments in UK, Brunei and later in the Netherlands as Head of Information Planning for E&P companies.

Mohammed developed his career into HR both in Oman and in The Hague and took on the responsibility of HR Director in PDO in 1999 for 5 years. After retirement he joined ENOC in Dubai as Group HR Manager with key responsibilities to move HR management to the next level. He returned to Oman with MB Group of companies in 2008 with responsibilities for HR, IT and Medical Services and was responsible for transforming the business planning processes to the next level of excellence.

Mohammed is actively involved with all Intersearch executive search assignments in Oman and supports the Middle East & Africa region as the Oil & Gas Guru within the team!

Mohammed has a BSc, DIS in Industrial Mathematics from Loughborough University of Technology in UK as well as MSc. Numerical & Functional Analysis.

Samantha Robinson

Managing Director - Middle East

Sam is the Managing Director – Middle East & youngest female Board Member of InterSearch Worldwide. She also leads the Global Practice for Banking & Financial Services & is very passionate member of Diversity & Inclusion Practice Group worldwide, especially with regards to a strong commitment to Women and GCC Nationalisation into executive leadership across the Middle East region.

Born in Kuwait, educated in Australia, she is a seasoned expat that has lived and worked in Australia, London, Canada and last 15 years in the Middle East.  She has over 20 years of diversified global executive search and large multi-national corporate recruitment experience across both developed and emerging markets of Middle East, Europe, Africa, APAC & Americas.

Previously in London UK, she worked within the Global HR teams of Merrill Lynch Investment Bank and BP International. In the Middle East, she also worked with Standard Chartered Bank as the Regional Talent Acquisition Specialist, Middle East, Pakistan & Africa (MEPA); focused on the global diversity & inclusion agenda to attract Arab, African & female talent across the region.

InterSearch Middle East growth strategy over the last 5 years has been to expand across the GCC with four dedicated offices and teams in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Oman & Riyadh.  It is very important to stay connected to clients and candidates across the region but also become part of the community in each geography.

Sam holds a Bachelor of Science, with a major in Psychology, from the University of Melbourne in Australia.

Daniel Robinson

Managing Partner

Daniel has over 12 years of experience within executive search.  He began his career in London where he worked for a large international recruitment company, supporting public/private sector clients.


He joined Intersearch and relocated to the Middle East in 2005, where he managed senior level retained executive search for national, multinational, local and semi-government organizations within the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region, including Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, UAE and Yemen.


In 2007 Daniel was appointed as General Manager, Bahrain overseeing Bahrain, Qatar and the Eastern Province of KSA. Daniel had a number of key responsibilities, ranging from strategic management, business development and P&L responsibility to liaising with the Bahraini government. Daniel relocated to Muscat in 2014 to manage our fast-growing business in Oman. Currently, he has been appointed to build and expand the KSA business from 2023.


Sector Strengths: Logistics, Oil & Gas, Banking & Finance, Consumer Goods, Gov.

Daniel obtained a Bachelor of Business degree majoring in HR & Marketing from Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia.

Hurriya Mirza

Managing Partner

Hurriya has 10 years of Executive Search experience. She launched her executive search career in 2013 as a Research Associate at Intersearch Middle East undertaking Mid-level to C-Suite assignments in Oman/GCC and was chosen to represent Intersearch Middle East at the Intersearch Academy 2014 held in Frankfurt, Germany.

In 2018, she became an Executive Consultant and eventually a Managing Partner for Oman. She has been recruiting Mid-level to Executive positions across a variety of sectors. She previously worked as a Senior Auditor within a well-reputed auditing firm for 3 years.

Her knowledge consists of client management, Due Diligence, Business Development, Consultancy Services and Human Resources. Having grown up in Oman, she has strong experience of various industry sectors in the Oman market which include Banking & Finance, Oil & Gas, FMCG/Agriculture, Engineering, and Manufacturing & Construction and has been actively involved in developing and maintaining long term relationships with her clients by providing them a variety of professional services.

Hurriya holds Bachelors (Hons) in Accounting and Finance from Bradford University, School of Management, UK and is SHRM–CP certified, USA.

Malak Al Zarafy

Research Associate, Oman

Malak is a recent graduate from Birmingham City University with a bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management. Her interest in furthering her studies within Human Resources was due to the “Human” aspect. With being intrigued with the social side of a business, more specifically diversity and inclusion. What sparked her interest, was due to having a diverse upbringing with  growing up in Japan. She was, exposed to a rich, diverse cultural background, that impacted her in a positive way. Thus, encouraged her to be exposed in understanding and interact socially from induvial who come from various of backgrounds.

Throughout her degree as well as internships she obtained a solid foundation skill set that had enables her to quickly adapt and contribute to the work force environment.

In 2021, Malak had joined Talent Development to aim to specialize within the recruitment sector, to      hone on her skills to focus on identifying candidates that are C-suit Level position for clients from across the industries and region.

Sara Al Qadhi

Research Analyst, Oman

Sara Al-Qadhi is a hard-working fresh graduate with strong leadership and presentation skills, seeking to expand her knowledge in the recruitment world.

She completed her BSc in Business Entrepreneurship and Management from the University of Reading in 2022 and holds a School Diploma from Muscat International School, where she achieved the highest marks in the external exams for Business and Geography studies in the country.

She joined Talent Development in 2023 as a Research Analyst, responsible for conducting up to date research on industries/ people and market trends. Passionate about analyzing data, interpreting findings, and preparing reports, Sara is aspiring to further develop into a Research Associate as she progresses with the company.