Founding Partner

Naveed Ahmed

Naveed Ahmed is the founding Partner of Garkal International and a seasoned professional in the field of legal and compliance recruitment. With a career spanning more than two decades, Naveed has established himself as a trusted expert in the industry, specialising in legal and compliance placements across various sectors including asset managers,  investment banks, financial services organisations,  energy companies, law firms and corporations.

Naveed’s journey in the recruitment sector began in 1996, and since then, he has been instrumental in originating and executing numerous high-profile legal and compliance assignments across different jurisdictions and time zones. His impressive track record includes facilitating significant moves within the legal and compliance industry, demonstrating his proficiency and dedication to delivering exceptional results.

Prior to his role at Garkal International, Naveed held positions at prominent firms in the recruitment sector. In 1996, he embarked on his career with the PSD Group, joining as a consultant , recruiting candidates in Germany, France, and the Benelux countries. Later, in 1999, he joined Laurence Simons International, where he played a significant role in implementing and developing their successful legal headhunting methodology. During his tenure there, he also led the firm’s in-house legal banking and finance practice for over five years.

Naveed’s educational background includes studying at institutions such as King’s College, London, Université de Grenoble in France, Universität zu Köln in Germany and the College of Law, London. Having studied in various countries, Naveed has a broad understanding of different cultures, languages, and perspectives. This can be immensely beneficial in recruitment, especially in multinational companies or organisations with diverse teams. He can relate to and understand the needs and perspectives of candidates from various backgrounds, making him more effective in recruiting a diverse workforce.

Fluent in English, French, and German, Naveed possesses strong language skills that enable him to effectively communicate and collaborate with stakeholders from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Beyond his professional endeavours, Naveed is deeply passionate about diversity issues affecting the legal and compliance industries. He actively engages in initiatives aimed at promoting inclusivity and equality, reflecting his commitment to fostering a more diverse and equitable workplace environment.

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