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Cielo expands regional leadership team

June 11, 2014 1:42 pm

Cielo, the world’s leading global strategic recruitment & talent management partner, announced that Liz Bickley and Meg Feenan will join the company’s Middle East and Africa (MEA) team as Client Operations Director, and Solutions Design and Implementation Director respectively.

The new joiners will team up with the current regional leadership team of Executive Vice President and Managing Director – Craig Pointon, Business Operations Director – Allison Helferty and Sales and Marketing Director – Jonathan Bennett.

Bickley and Feenan join a team that has been operating in the region since 2006. Following several acquisitions, the company is part of a global organization serving more than 90 clients in 57 countries.

Craig Pointon, Managing Director of the Middle East and Africa for Cielo, said: “Now more than ever, companies operating in the region require the highest standards of recruitment and talent management in order to attract and retain the workforce they need to compete on a global scale.”

“Supporting our clients in their search for the best talent compels us to employ the best talent attraction and management professionals in the market; we invest in making sure we attract and retain highly skilled specialists and we’re delighted that Liz and Meg will be joining our long-serving team.”

Previously Managing Director at a leading European recruitment company, Liz Bickley brings more than 15 years’ experience in leading teams to deliver strategic recruitment solutions to an array of high profile clients.

Bickley said, “I am delighted to be joining a team that is leading the market when it comes to mobilizing talent around the globe. The challenges and opportunities of working in this region are an exciting prospect, and Cielo is well placed to deliver first–class talent solutions.”

Meg Feenan has over 20 years of experience in strategic HR and organisational development consulting, specializing in divisions including strategic workforce planning and talent acquisition. Before moving to the Middle East, Feenan was at the forefront of the global HR outsourcing industry in Asia Pacific, implementing Talent Acquisition Centres of Excellence for leading organisations.

Feenan said, “Having operated in the region since 2009, I have worked with some of the leading companies in the Healthcare, Telecommunications, Banking, FMCG and Technology sectors. The economy in this region is witnessing rapid growth and clients’ demands are similarly growing; this requires high-quality servicing, something that Cielo has been delivering for years.”

Jonathan Bennett, Director at Cielo in Dubai, said: “When it comes to talent acquisition, our clients expect the best. This investment in our senior leadership team will undoubtedly strengthen our offering and enable us to meet the needs our growing client portfolio. We are confident of continuing to deliver a very successful 2014 for our business in the region and Liz and Meg will be a huge part of that success.”