Who We Are

Who We Are

Search Point is driven by the conviction that great people drive growth and guard the reputation of great organisations. Most importantly, you will be putting your trust in the people you hire so you deserve to find the best.

Search Point leads the executive recruitment space in the Middle East within the Banking and Financial Services sector. Our specialty in the world of banking and finance alone gives us a great advantage over more broadly based employment services firms. We feel it is more important to our reputation and the high quality of service we offer to be expertly qualified technical and management specialists in one industry than generalists in many fields.

Established in 2005, Search Point has achieved fast and firm growth within the industry. Our clients are among the most significant and influential Commercial Banks, Investment Banks, Mortgage Banks, Private Banks, Private Equity Firms, Investment Management and Real Estate Investment Firms.

Practice Areas

Our consultants provide C-level and mid to senior management placements within the following verticals of the Financial Services industry:

Wholesale BankingRetail BankingWealth ManagementPrivate BankingInvestment BankingTreasuryCredit & RiskAudit & ComplianceHuman ResourcesIT & IT SecurityPrivate EquityInvestment SpecialistFinance & AccountingLegal

Core Values

  • Integrity
  • Confidentiality
  • Transparency
  • Culture Awareness
  • Reliability



Our people

Our team consists of banking industry experts with extensive experience in sourcing high caliber candidates for executive level assignments. Our highly capable research team helps in building our banking connects globally by the minute. Our Key team members include:

Bhavna Soans:
Bhavna is an MBA with over 15 years of experience in the complete gamut of HR functions. She has been in the UAE for over a decade and has a strong understanding of the HR practices within the Banking and financial services industry in the region. In her previous role as a HR Business Partner with a well-established local bank she was responsible for the talent acquisition for the bank. As a senior member at Search Point she handles end-to-end account management and manages key executive resourcing for our clients. She brings with her a strong network of bankers, has an in-depth understanding of the business with the ability of assessing candidate behavior to ensure culture fit for her clients.

Deepa Alappat:
Deepa who is an MBA & certified as a Chartered Wealth Manager – American academy of financial management is a seasoned banker with recruitment experience over a career spanning of 15 years. Her strong connect with senior bankers and hands on experience in the banking industry makes her an ace in placing senior talent in the region. As a senior member in search point she Is involved in business development and handles the end to end resourcing for our clients in the Middle East. Her specialties include banking recruitment, client relationship management, wealth and portfolio management, and business development

Sunil Prabhu:
Sunil, an MBA, with more then 16 years of experience in the Search Industry. His experience spans across firms based in India and the UAE and in industries such as banking, fmcg, manufacturing, pharma, etc. Sunil began his career as a headhunter and progressed to head practices as a profit centre head for big organizations. He specializes in CXO level searches and is well networked within the industry. A good team player, he enjoys challenging assignments and gets out the best from his team. Some of the searches he has handled is not just restricted to the region of his operations but have been across the US, Far East Asia and parts of Europe.