What are KWR people?


Exceptional Thinkers

KWR believe that to contribute true value to our clients we need exceptional thinkers in our business.

Searching and selecting high impact candidates for our clients is important but equally important is understanding client culture, sector economics and the social and political considerations of the locations where our client assignments take us.

We have a constant curiosity for how our markets operate and change and how and why some executives may be better candidates for our clients than others.

If you are interested in working with KWR, please email us at information@kwrmea.com.


CIVI International

KWR is associated with CIVI International, which has coverage across Europe, The Americas, Russia and the former Soviet Republics and is composed of highly experienced international head-hunters, all experts in their respective fields.

Our MD for Emerging and Frontier Markets

Sean Rutter
Sean has been based in the UAE since 2005, supporting listed and private multinational clients on cross border searches across the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Asia.

KWR’s clients include global multinationals, regional players and specialised PE backed ventures. With his expertise and success in emerging and frontier markets, Sean specialises in assignments which are often considered challenging requiring a strong culture fit in addition to contributing to higher levels of corporate governance.

Prior to working in recruitment, Sean was an Editor in the UK broadcast television sector working on independent productions for the BBC, Channel 4, ITV and MTV Europe. He has also completed full time and reserve service in the Royal Military Police and The Parachute Regiment. Sean has an MBA from Cass Business School and has completed INSEAD’s International Director Programme in Corporate Governance.