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Alister Wellesley Joins ZRG as Managing Partner and Leader for the Middle East & North Africa Region

Rochelle Park, NJ, May 7, 2024 – ZRG, the global talent advisory firm, proudly announces the appointment of Alister Wellesley as Managing Partner and Leader for the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region. With an illustrious career spanning executive search, advisory services, and strategic consultancy, Alister brings a wealth of expertise in Technology, FinTech, Digital, Telecoms, and Cyber Security to his new role.

Prior to joining ZRG, Alister served as Senior Client Partner at Korn Ferry, where he led the Technology, FinTech, and Cyber Security Executive Search Practice in MENA. His tenure was marked by significant contributions to expanding Korn Ferry's consulting services globally.

Before his time at Korn Ferry, Alister founded Digital Times Transformation (DTT), an esteemed advisory and human capital management firm specializing in digital transformation, innovation, and cybersecurity. Under his leadership, DTT became a trusted advisor at the board level, providing strategic guidance on organizational development and risk management.

Alister's entrepreneurial spirit also led him to establish Morgan Howard, a premier executive search consultancy, where he served as Global Managing Partner. Through his strategic vision, Morgan Howard achieved rapid international expansion, establishing a strong presence in the global talent market.

"We are thrilled to welcome Alister Wellesley to the ZRG team," said Larry Hartmann, CEO of ZRG. "His extensive experience and proven track record in executive search and advisory services will further strengthen our capabilities in the MENA region and enhance our ability to deliver exceptional talent solutions to our clients."

In his new role at ZRG, Alister will leverage his deep industry knowledge and expansive network to drive growth and deliver innovative talent solutions to clients across the MENA region.

"I am excited to join ZRG and lead the MENA region," said Alister Wellesley. "ZRG's commitment to excellence and its unique data-driven approach to talent acquisition present an exciting opportunity to make a meaningful impact in the region's dynamic business landscape."

About ZRG

ZRG is a global talent advisory firm that is changing the way companies hire and manage talent. ZRG’s data-driven approach to executive and professional search has been changing the way clients think about how to find top talent. The company’s digital Zi platform combines talent intelligence, candidate insights, and process improvement to dramatically deliver executive searches quicker and with proven better results.

Today, with the help of private equity investor RFE Investment Partners, ZRG is among the fastest growing firms in the search industry and provides a full suite of retained search, on-demand talent, and consulting and advisory solutions across the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Australia.

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