Damian Brown

Group Head of Talent Acquisition

Chalhoub Group

Damian is the Group Head of Talent Acuqisition at Chalhoub Group, the leading luxury retailier in the Middle East. In his current role, he manages and oversees the talent attraction strategy for Chalhoub Group across all geographies, amounting to over 3,000 new hires per year from frontline store staff to CxO placements. He also ensures that the team utilizes best in class technology, gamification and research to attract and retain the best talent. He also co-leads the DEI agenda (Diverysity, Equity & Inclusion) across the Group with a specific focus on Women in Leadership, Pay Parity and empowering People of Determination. 

Damian has spent 24 years in the talent arena, over half of which was based in the Middle East. His career has varied from initiating and growing 3 separate start-ups to holding senior roles in Fortune500/FTSE organisations such as Capita and IBM as a management consultant. 

Damian is member of the Chartered Management Institiute (CMI), holds an MBA and has recently completed an executive programme on Future of Retail with Duke University.

Outside of the office Damian enjoys being out on road on his bike or being out on the water under wind or engine power.