We would like to introduce to some of our key personnel working here at Menasa & Partners. Feel free to contact us.

  • Edward Twaite

    Regional Managing Director

    Ed moved to the Middle East in 2004 and founded Menasa & Partners in 2010 where he noticed the distinct need for a professional global Executive Search and senior level Recruitment Consultancy/Advisory practise. After the “Global Financial Crisis” the world moved away from a volume employment market to more of a specialised bespoke arena that relied on experienced Search Consultants that know their industries inside out to really add value to the talent acquisition process.

    Ed has 20+ years’ global Executive Search & Recruitment experience covering the Middle East, South East Asia, Europe, Africa, South America and the Caribbean and has delivered many global talent acquisition strategies as well as senior level mandates for Executive Search assignments on behalf of clients across a wide range of industries.

    Ed is a hands-on business owner and splits his time between working on key Executive Search assignments and running the business globally. Although Ed is based in Dubai, he will often travel between the offices to ensure the smooth operational running of each location.

  • Grainne Ryder

    Operations Director - MENA

    Grainne is an accomplished Director of our MENA Search & Recruitment business with 15+ years’ local and International experience. Grainne is responsible for the operations of the entire Dubai office; working closely with her senior management team she is responsible for delivering Executive Search and Recruitment solutions to our clients across various industry sectors in the MENA region.

    Grainne is an expert in senior level Executive Search and Recruitment, focusing within the Property and Buildings sector where she has carried out a large number of successful mandates on behalf of various clients using a broad range of search methodology.

    She has superior communication skills and an enviable portfolio of clients who trust her services implicitly and this transcends into her management style with her team who benefit from being given both the freedom but also calm direction under her mentorship.

  • Veema Modely

    Business Development Director MENA

    Veema Modely is our Business Development Director for the MENA markets and she is also responsible for developing and managing the supply of senior level staff who wish to return back to or work in the UK/Europe.

    Further responsibility includes leading the Construction team for the MENA region working with Main Contractors and Sub Contractors across the Building & Civil Engineering markets as well as running the Rail team and looking after QS & Commercial positions.

    Based within our Dubai hub, she has over 15 years’ Executive Search and Recruitment experience, 9 of which have been gained in the Middle East working across the GCC markets with a particular focus on the Commercial, Construction and Property markets.

    Veema has extensive knowledge of diverse sectors and has been a key member of the Menasa & Partners Management team where she has helped develop new sectors whilst ensuring our current clients receive continuous high levels of service.

    Her ability to partner with clients and develop major accounts (including RPO) is second to none and she has a no-nonsense common sense business approach in order to “get the job done”.

  • Christopher McArdle

    Senior Consultant - Architecture & Interiors

    Christopher’s main focus is Senior level Landscape Architecture, Urban Design Planning & Masterplanning, Interior design & Fit-Out roles in the region, having obtained a broad client base spanning specialist architectural consultancies to multidisciplinary engineering providers and Property Developers in the Middle East.

    Christopher has been with Menasa for 2 years and has developed an expert knowledge of the entire recruitment process which has allowed him to fill multiple senior level key roles for his clients.

    A friendly approach with clients and candidates alike enables him to build long lasting relationships in this rapidly growing sector.

  • James Brodie

    Senior Consultant - Infrastructure and International Development

    James is a Business Studies graduate and has been with Menasa & Partners for 4 years. James works on the Infrastructure desk recruiting Mid to Senior level professionals throughout the Middle East for both design and construction positions in Infrastructure (Roads/Highways, Geotechnical, Tunnelling), Bridges, Traffic & Transportation, Environmental, Water/Wastewater (Utilities, WWTPs, STPs, Desalination) Waste Management.


    James also operates within the International Development sphere focusing on placing senior level Water, Highways/Transportation and Infrastructure candidates on donor funded projects (WB, EU, ABD, AFDB, IBRD etc) in geographical markets in Sub Saharan Africa, Eastern Europe, CIS and Southern Asia.

  • Lewis Johnson

    Researcher & Trainee Consultant - Buildings & MEP

    Lewis works closely alongside Grainne Ryder our Operations Director and assists the MEP & Buildings team on various Search and Recruitment assignments.

    Lewis is a British National who has recently moved to Dubai from the UK where he worked in Technology Sales.

    He is a proactive & tenacious individual who offers candidates a genuine and transparent vision of the roles he is researching for which is invaluable during the recruitment process.

  • Elise Narnor

    Executive Consultant - Legal

    Elise is an Executive Consultant for all Legal positions at Menasa. Having worked closely alongside our Business Development Director, Elise is accustomed to working in a fast-paced environment, meeting strict deadlines. S

    he has helped with many TA campaigns and is always very active in the search for the best talent. Currently working with a number of large international legal firms and multinational organisations to source the best legal talent from around the globe. Elise works closely with  candidates to match them with their next role.

    . Elise also helps to oversee the Menasa Marketing strategy, working to grow Menasa’s global reach.

  • Claire Rapada

    Senior Credit Control & EA

    Claire has 9 years’ extensive work experience in administration and accounts. She performs administrative, office and financial support activities in order to ensure the effective, efficient and accurate administrative operations across Menasa & Partners.

    Claire is a self-motivated and technically skilled Accounts Specialist with 9 years in the Recruitment industry and is recognised as a dedicated worker who is driven to meet account receivable targets and contribute to the company’s profitability.

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