Who We Are

Nadim Essaid
Managing Partner

Nadim is founder of Rasd and pioneer of retained executive search and leadership consulting in the Middle East and Gulf Cooperation Counsel States in the Arabian Gulf (GCC). He serves as Chairman and Managing Director of the company. Since 1989, he has led the company and has advised on hundreds of searches. Over the years, he has built an extensive and impressive network of contacts and references in the business communities of the GCC, has built operational business processes and governance structures and has positioned Rasd as a leading executive search and leadership consulting firm in the Middle East.

Nadim started his professional career in engineering & construction with Consolidated Contractor’s Company (CCC). He later joined SOGEX International Ltd., an engineering and construction group, as Partner, Executive Vice President and Executive Director. He also served as CEO of the Sogex affiliate Gustav Pegel & Sohn of Berlin, Germany. He later headed the project Management Division of the Manufacturing & Building Company (MABCO) in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

A graduate of the American University of Beirut with a Bachelor of Engineering degree, he also holds a Master degree in Management Science from Purdue University in the United States.