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I enable transformation of organisations by strengthening boards and making perfect people connections.

With 20 years of international experience spanning mature and developing markets, I specialize in understanding organizational dynamics and aligning boards and leadership to achieve superior results. My expertise includes leading functional and group-wide transformation projects across the Middle East, delivering tangible commercial impact.

I collaborate closely with business owners, boards, and C-suite executives to cultivate highly effective boards, directors, and executive leadership capable of driving transformative change and sustainable growth. I am also an executive coach to many senior leaders.

Of particular interest to me is strengthening regional Family Conglomerates and Diversified Groups, ensuring their sustained positive contributions and enduring legacy to the growth and development of the Middle East. My expertise extends to developing highly targeted succession programs tailored to organizations seeking to future-proof their operations and mitigate risks effectively. A fervent advocate for diversity, I actively collaborate to bring the right perspectives and composition to boardrooms and senior leadership teams.

Driven by a commitment to deeply understand our partners' aspirations and challenges, I specialize in delivering meticulously tailored solutions that precisely address their present needs while strategically positioning them for future success.

Originating from Australia and having honed my skills with the world’s largest executive search firm, I have spent the last 18 years in the region, motivated by a fervent desire to contribute to its growth trajectory while respecting its rich cultural heritage. My mission remains rooted in introducing a more professional and global approach to businesses and Boards, facilitating their evolution towards sustainable success.

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Hakan Alac
Board & Executive Search

I enable transformation of organisations by strengthening boards and making perfect people connections.

With 20 years of international experience spanning mature and developing markets, I specialize in understanding organizational dynamics and aligning boards and leadership to achieve superior results. My expertise includes leading functional and group-wide transformation projects across the Middle East, delivering tangible commercial impact.

I collaborate closely with business owners, boards, and C-suite executives to cultivate highly effective boards, directors, and executive leadership capable of driving transformative change and sustainable growth. I am also an executive coach to many senior leaders.

Of particular interest to me is strengthening regional Family Conglomerates and Diversified Groups, ensuring their sustained positive contributions and enduring legacy to the growth and development of the Middle East. My expertise extends to developing highly targeted succession programs tailored to organizations seeking to future-proof their operations and mitigate risks effectively. A fervent advocate for diversity, I actively collaborate to bring the right perspectives and composition to boardrooms and senior leadership teams.

Driven by a commitment to deeply understand our partners' aspirations and challenges, I specialize in delivering meticulously tailored solutions that precisely address their present needs while strategically positioning them for future success.

Originating from Australia and having honed my skills with the world’s largest executive search firm, I have spent the last 18 years in the region, motivated by a fervent desire to contribute to its growth trajectory while respecting its rich cultural heritage. My mission remains rooted in introducing a more professional and global approach to businesses and Boards, facilitating their evolution towards sustainable success.

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Hakan Alac
Board & Executive Search

I enable transformation of organisations by strengthening boards and making perfect people connections.

With 20 years of international experience spanning mature and developing markets, I specialize in understanding organizational dynamics and aligning boards and leadership to achieve superior results. My expertise includes leading functional and group-wide transformation projects across the Middle East, delivering tangible commercial impact.

I collaborate closely with business owners, boards, and C-suite executives to cultivate highly effective boards, directors, and executive leadership capable of driving transformative change and sustainable growth. I am also an executive coach to many senior leaders.

Of particular interest to me is strengthening regional Family Conglomerates and Diversified Groups, ensuring their sustained positive contributions and enduring legacy to the growth and development of the Middle East. My expertise extends to developing highly targeted succession programs tailored to organizations seeking to future-proof their operations and mitigate risks effectively. A fervent advocate for diversity, I actively collaborate to bring the right perspectives and composition to boardrooms and senior leadership teams.

Driven by a commitment to deeply understand our partners' aspirations and challenges, I specialize in delivering meticulously tailored solutions that precisely address their present needs while strategically positioning them for future success.

Originating from Australia and having honed my skills with the world’s largest executive search firm, I have spent the last 18 years in the region, motivated by a fervent desire to contribute to its growth trajectory while respecting its rich cultural heritage. My mission remains rooted in introducing a more professional and global approach to businesses and Boards, facilitating their evolution towards sustainable success.

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Hakan Alac
Board & Executive Search

I enable transformation of organisations by strengthening boards and making perfect people connections.

With 20 years of international experience spanning mature and developing markets, I specialize in understanding organizational dynamics and aligning boards and leadership to achieve superior results. My expertise includes leading functional and group-wide transformation projects across the Middle East, delivering tangible commercial impact.

I collaborate closely with business owners, boards, and C-suite executives to cultivate highly effective boards, directors, and executive leadership capable of driving transformative change and sustainable growth. I am also an executive coach to many senior leaders.

Of particular interest to me is strengthening regional Family Conglomerates and Diversified Groups, ensuring their sustained positive contributions and enduring legacy to the growth and development of the Middle East. My expertise extends to developing highly targeted succession programs tailored to organizations seeking to future-proof their operations and mitigate risks effectively. A fervent advocate for diversity, I actively collaborate to bring the right perspectives and composition to boardrooms and senior leadership teams.

Driven by a commitment to deeply understand our partners' aspirations and challenges, I specialize in delivering meticulously tailored solutions that precisely address their present needs while strategically positioning them for future success.

Originating from Australia and having honed my skills with the world’s largest executive search firm, I have spent the last 18 years in the region, motivated by a fervent desire to contribute to its growth trajectory while respecting its rich cultural heritage. My mission remains rooted in introducing a more professional and global approach to businesses and Boards, facilitating their evolution towards sustainable success.

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Hakan Alac
Board & Executive Search

My driving force lies in connecting exceptional talent with organizations poised for growth.

As an accomplished executive search consultant with extensive international experience, I boast a proven track record in talent acquisition, successfully placing senior-level candidates across diverse industries and global locations. Leveraging my comprehensive understanding of the talent market, I specialize in identifying top-tier candidates and delivering strategic recruitment solutions tailored to each client's unique needs, both external and internal. My adept communication and interpersonal skills allow me to forge robust relationships with clients and candidates alike.

I am determined to outperform my clients' expectations and deliver results that make a material positive impact in their organisations.

With many years at a leading executive recruitment firm in Europe, I've refined my expertise in talent acquisition and project management. I’ve progressed through the ranks to independently managing complex and challenging recruitment projects throughout Poland and Eastern Europe, encompassing countries such as the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Ukraine.

I've orchestrated successful recruitment projects for a range of leadership roles, from Board Directors to C-suite, and cluster leadership positions, spanning sectors including automotive, construction, FMCG, and real estate.

My client-centric approach hinges on a thorough understanding of their specific requirements and the competitive landscape, ensuring the executives I recommend seamlessly integrate into their organizations. Moreover, my experience extends to client-side recruitment, having overseen executive-level projects within one of Poland's largest pharmaceutical companies.

Transitioning to the Middle East opened doors to broaden my career in developing markets. Equipped with a knack for identifying top-tier candidates and tailoring recruitment solutions, coupled with adept communication skills, I've fostered lasting connections with clients and candidates amidst this dynamic landscape.

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Aleksandra Mizińska
Board & Executive Search

Iam dedicated to assisting organizations in navigating and enhancing their Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) agenda.

We developed GRCReady to help organisations, their Boards and executive management teams to approach, control and advance their Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) agenda. Governance requirements impact every organisation, but the weight of regulatory obligations and increasing breadth and complexity of risks make it difficult for many organisations to effectively plan and systemise their response.

Through a blend of self-assessments, products, access to training and advisory support, GRCReady makes it simple to diagnose problem areas, identify control mechanisms and assess the best actions to take in order to meet obligations and have a positive impact on the organisation’s bottom line.

I offer a wealth of experience in the areas of audit, control design and implementation, risk management, assurance, finance and Responsible Business Practices to company Boards to become more effective.

My experience includes extensive board level, executive management and governance experience, nationally and globally across diverse industries, including banking, manufacturing (explosives), construction, mining, and transport and management consulting. I have also been the deputy chairperson of the Australian Conservation Foundation Board Audit and Risk Committee for a number of years.

I have had a number of senior executive roles including the Global Head of Corporate Assurance (Internal Audit) of Rio Tinto Ltd, General Manager Performance Measurement at Commonwealth Bank Ltd, the Executive General Manager Internal Audit for the Leighton Group (now CIMIC Ltd), a partner at Ernst & Young in Sydney, and Head of Operations Finance (Deputy CFO) for Anglo American Platinum Ltd.

Through my career I have demonstrated that I am an exceptional systems thinker who can see business and corporate governance systems from an end-to-end perspective – knowing how to de-risk them from multiple perspectives: financially, sustainably, ethically, and operationally. This is a key competency for board audit and risk members to ensure the focus is where it matters most.

My proven capability of understanding and managing risks in large complex businesses with my ability to identify risk holistically and deliver outcomes through information and technology enablement, governance, and change management, to produce better business and commercial outcomes, could make a valuable contribution to increase the governance maturity of clients.

I have deep respect for others. I am able to translate my analysis of very complex corporations into ways for people to see things more clearly.  My positive and energetic outlook on life, proven practical capability at all levels as well as the ability to work with and earn the respect of people at all levels may make me an ideal contributor to a cohesive and effective Board.

As a thought leader I published, as one of 4 authors the “Top-down risk-based audit approach” that is still used by internal audit functions globally and was prescribed reading at universities for a number of years.  I was also the author of the “Business Case” module of the Sydney University Masters (Advanced Knowledge) in Project Management (Civil Engineering faculty) and lectured in the course for 2 years. I was one of 6 practitioners engaged by Sydney University to refresh their MSc Project Management course.

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Stephen Helberg
Board Advisory

With30 years of regulatory and consulting expertise, I excel in delivering groundbreaking solutions that elevate organizations' GRC strategies.

GRCReady was developed to help organisations, their Boards and executive management teams to approach, control and advance their Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) agenda. Using a blend of self-assessments, products, access to training and advisory support, GRCReady makes it easy to diagnose problem areas, identify control mechanisms and assess the best actions to take in order to meet obligations and have a positive impact on the organisation’s bottom line.

I am an experienced executive and advisor with strong commercial acumen and a demonstrated ability to build high performing teams to deliver strategic and operational outcomes that contributes organisational value.

With over 30 years’ regulatory and consulting experience,  I’ve worked for a range of public sector and industry businesses with complex structures coordinating and leading teams in providing high-impact risk management solutions resulting in improved operating effectiveness, compliance with regulatory obligations and positive change management outcomes.

I have worked with large multinationals and medium to small enterprise in industries including: engineering and mining, banking and finance, manufacturing, transport and logistics, energy and utilities, infrastructure development, telecommunications and government.

 I am a natural leader with a proven track record of building, developing and leading successful teams. I’m also known to be an adaptable, resourceful and innovative individual that is able to partner with C-Suite executives and board members to help the identify, mitigate, and resolve risks and challenges that they face in a business environment that is becoming increasingly more challenging.

 As a former Partner with leading professional services firms, I have advised on the effective use of technology and data analytics to monitor financial crime profiles and detect non-compliant behaviour. My finance and forensic accounting experience has enabled me to exercise sound fiscal and operational management in compliance with external regulatory requirements and provide value added advice resulting in commercial and easy to implement solutions.

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Scott Goddard
Board Advisory

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