Our Successful Journeys series highlights professionals across multiple industries and disciplines that have made strides in their career. This series aims to platform inspiring voices to understand decisions that have prompted their career progress, the challenges they have faced along the way, as well as how they constantly learn and develop themselves as professionals.

Episode #1: Standing out in the World of Procurement

Anthony is an experienced CPO with over 20 years of global industry exposure, specializing in Healthcare. From a Buyer to a CPO, Anthony's career spans many geographies with very challenging procurement transformation projects in multicultural environments across APAC, Europe and the Middle East. Not one to stay within comfort zones, his conviction in his skills and ability has driven him to make some bold career decisions, learning and growing along the way. A true leader, Anthony's honest insights on professional development, team management, in-demand soft skills and the future of the discipline will surely help you navigate your career in Procurement and Supply Chain. 

About our host Shehryar Riaz: Shehryar heads up the Procurement and Supply Chain recruitment in the UAE and Northern Gulf region at Michael Page Middle East, specializing in the recruitment of entry-level to senior executive Procurement roles across all industries/sectors: Higher Education, Hospitality, Manufacturing, Public Sector, Professional Services, and Diversified Conglomerates, among others. Learn more about Michael Page Procurement and Supply Chain, and if you are looking to hire talent for your team, get in touch with us. 

Episode #2: Relocating to Pursue Career Opportunities in Saudi Arabia

Sammit Gambhir is a senior finance professional with experience working in Kuwait and Canada. Jack McGonigle (Managing Consultant - Finance) recently placed Sammit as Director of Financial Controls at Panda Retail Company, Saudi Arabia's market leader in retail. Jack asks Sammit about the opportunities for finance professionals to upskill today. He also speaks about the motivations behind his professional interest in returning back to the Middle East, to work in Saudi Arabia, after having lived in North America for several years.

About our host Jack McGonigle: With over 9 years' recruitment experience, Jack specialises in the recruitment of senior level finance and accounting roles across all sectors in Saudi Arabia. Learn more about our Saudi Arabia recruitment practice here

Episode #3: How can technology leaders effectively manage talent?

Ruwise Sheriff (Michael Page's Consultant - Technology) interviews Aramex's VP - Technology, about the best practices that Tech Leaders in the Middle East can use to enhance the culture and work environment of their software development teams. 

About our host Ruwise Sheriff: Ruwise specialises in the recruitment of Information Security and IT Operations talent in the UAE and Northern Gulf region. 

Episode #4: Growing your Secretarial and Office Support Career

As an Executive Assistant to the CEO and Business Manager to the CEO and CFO, the range of Karine Green's role at Magrabi Retail is hugely varied - from managing personal travel-related and social engagements to office management, meeting minutes and board agendas, she does it all.

This interview with Karine will help you to understand the factors critical to her career progression and how she successfully navigates multiple senior stakeholders, different priorities and wide-ranging tasks, on a daily basis.

About our host Komal Pamwani: Komal is Senior Consultant - Office Support and Secretarial at Michael Page recruiting across the Middle East region.