MMI, part of The Emirates Group, operate distribution and GTR businesses in the Middle East, Africa, Indian Ocean, and Asia Pacific. Best known for the first-class distribution business in the UAE and their award-winning travel retail businesses i.e., Le Clos. As part of a business-wide agenda to increase bench strength and focus on succession planning at a senior executive, group level.
Cesium Group has in recent years been engaged on various senior leadership mandates on behalf of MMI across the Middle East and Africa, namely conducting a truly global search for a Managing Director to oversee the businesses International and Global Travel Retail businesses.
Similarly, Cesium Group was engaged to support a structure of MMI’s operation in South Africa (B2C Premium Drinks Company) hiring a General Manager and Commercial Director to drive growth in the South African market post a number of high-profile long-term joint venture partnerships with global drinks groups.
Recently Cesium Group have also been engaged to manage a key UAE domiciled search for a Head of Spirits Brand Partnerships, a high-profile executive leader to oversee all of MMI spirits partner relationships globally across an channels.
Andrew Day - Group CEO Maritime and Mercantile International (MMI)
“I have known Paul and Cesium for more than a decade now and can without question recommend Cesium. At MMI, Cesium partnered with us to help search internationally for a number of key positions at senior level up to and including Managing Director. Pauls people and industry knowledge , rigour of process coupled with time taken to deeply understand the functional responsibilities and outcomes that define success in role This is entwined with a deep desire and focus on understanding the organisational culture and fit. Many people say this, Paul and the Cesium team deliver this.”