Who we are

At Gulvain Partners we believe that our strength is our focus, that’s why we chose to serve our sectors exceptionally well. The defence & government market presents a unique set of challenges and opportunities in an ever changing landscape. Industry expertise is essential to understand and support the short, medium and long-term goals of each individual business – Gulvain Partners is the only executive search firm in Europe & the Middle East dedicated to the Government & Defence sectors. We connect our clients with innovative business leaders and subject matter experts from Government, Defence, Aerospace and Security in:

OEMS Tier 1 & Tier 2 suppliers Systems Security Local & Federal Government Entities Regulatory Organisations Semi-Government & NGOs

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Where we work


GCC – Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman,
Middle East – Iraq, Jordan, Israel

Africa – Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Morocco, South Africa

Who We work with

We work with clients from all verticals in the government & defence sectors, placing mid to senior level candidates in a variety of verticals:

+ Government

+ Commercial

+ Personnel Training and Protection

+ Weapons and Ammunition

+ Vehicles


What our clients are saying


Executive Search

Preferred by companies that have highly specialised, niche or board-level requirements. Executive Search commences with a period of consultation before agreeing upon a search strategy that meets the customer’s specific needs.

On-site Talent Acquisition

Our client service teams are tailored-made for you, reflecting the need to deliver on time-sensitive manpower plans, reducing costs and developing a deep cultural understanding.

Project Lead Consultants

Project Led Consultants

Immediate access to a global talent pool of subject matter experts in the defence and government industry who can be engaged for short term remote or localimmediate mobilization.

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Contingency Recruitment

This approach provides customers with a dedicated expert consultant to manage your entire recruitment process.

HR Consultancy

Effective human resources that meet regulatory requirements and business objectives are an ever-changing and time-consuming endeavour. We can help your business grow and retain talent whilst fulfilling all legal requirements and obligations in the UAE and further afield.


For Gulvain Partners, your success is our highest priority. Instead of filling a job position, we are committed to helping you find your career path and build a strong portfolio. We believe that the candidate-driven model leads to the pinnacle of human capital solution.


Founded in 2013, Gulvain Partners has developed a reputation amongst the crowded GCC marketplace as the preeminent authority on defence sector recruitment. We are the preferred and sole recruitment partner for several defence organisations based in the UAE and KSA, with this deep market knowledge Gulvain partners source exceptional candidates for hard to fill roles in a complex and fast-moving industry. Find out how we can help your business grow.