Lamees Al-Ashtal is a member of Spencer Stuart’s Global Financial Services and Real Estate practices. Based in London, she brings more than 16 years of executive search and leadership consulting experience. Lamees specialises in senior executive appointments across real estate and related businesses in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. She works with a broad range of clients globally, including leading asset managers, developers, private and public companies, private equity firms, sovereign wealth funds and family businesses.

Extensive search experience

  • Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, Lamees was an executive director at an international search firm, where she specialised in senior executive and non-executive board appointments across the Middle East.
  • Her clients include leading indigenous organizations, diversified conglomerates, family businesses and multinationals with a Middle East presence. Lamees’ search assignments included CEO, non-executive director and general management appointments, as well as functional leaders for real estate businesses, corporate banks, financial services, asset management firms and sovereign wealth funds.
  • Earlier, Lamees spent several years at a leading boutique board search firm in London. At that firm, she divided her time between London and the Middle East.

Lamees graduated from Columbia University with a bachelor of arts in comparative literature, and earned a Master of Arts degree in Middle Eastern studies from Harvard University. She speaks English, Arabic, Assyrian, French, Spanish and basic German.

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