To promote the industry of executive search and selection in the Arab region including Egypt, by applying a qualitative approach, professionally recognized assessments, honest and ethical standards, and to become a regional leader in the industry. This can be achieved by our one network, many firms concept, of providing global competencies and local knowledge, thereby bridging the gap of supply and demand, this is our brand.


To see the needs of the Middle East region including Egypt  be served in terms of executive search, fulfilled by the highest standards of client service in our industry.

Core Values

Our core values are those of ethical behaviour above all.

Maintaining confidentiality to both client and candidate  in terms of sensitive information at all stages during the search process.

Providing honest and accurate information to our clients is the basis of how we work, our extensive local market knowledge gives us an insight into the feasibility of a client's requirements.

Our Team

  • Pauline D’Arcy

    Pauline D’Arcy

    — Managing Director

    Pauline D’Arcy, Managing Director, has been resident in Egypt for over 25 years. Originally of British origin Pauline now holds dual nationality British/Egyptian. She holds a BA from Reading University, UK, in French/Linguistics graduating in 1984. Her experience in Egypt was with Arthur Andersen/Deloitte & Touche from 1989 to 1997 holding the post of Head of External Recruitment/Executive Search. In 1997 she opened Pauline D’Arcy HR & Recruitment Consulting which became one of the first professional executive search firms in Egypt. In 2007 the company joined forces with AIMS International and it is now the sole Egyptian partner. Pauline is hands-on in both the management and client service of the company.

  • Zeinab Nour El Din

    Zeinab Nour El Din

    — Head of Executive Search

    Zeinab Nour El Din is the team’s Research Head and SeniorConsultant. A dual Egyptian/British national, Zeinab speaks both English and Arabic fluently. Zeinab graduated with a degree in Mass Communications in 2009 and has been working with the team since graduation. Zeinab also spent her summer internships with AIMS Egypt, where she learned all about the recruitment industry. Zeinab now handles the Senior level recruitment division as well as her research assignments for executive search positions.

  • Shahd Kandiel

    Shahd Kandiel

    — Executive Serch Consultant


  • Maysa Zaker

    Maysa Zaker

    — Senior Researcher



The company was founded in 1997 as Pauline D’Arcy HR & Recruitment Consulting being one of the first executive search firms in Egypt. After a 10 year period of growing renown for professional recruitment standards, the company joined AIMS International as Egypt’s local partner in 2007. Under that main umbrella the company has undertaken a multitude of searches for international, multinational and large local entities in middle management to senior management roles.  We work across all major disciplines and sectors, with very strong focus and experience in the following sectors: Real Estate Development/Construction, Industrial Manufacturing, Chemicals, Financial Services and Retail/FMCG and have successfully placed CEOs, Directors and Senior Managers in sales, marketing, logistics, HR, finance and engineering/project management functions.

Partnered with AIMS INTERNATIONAL, one of the largest recruitment and executive search firms worldwide, we are truly international in our approach: namely our ethical standards, candidate reach and overall level of client service. Serving international, regional as well as large local entities, we have the skills, experience and specialized local knowledge to source the highest calibers for any given assignment. Present in more than 50 countries, the hallmark of AIMS International will be felt in all assignments whether they be single, or multi-country assignments, with its uniform approach and results.