Meet Saif Kidwai -
Saif Kidwai

Saif Kidwai

Co-Founder and Managing Director MENA Digital Gurus Middle East


Saif Kidwai co-founded Digital Gurus, a specialist Digital Recruitment Agency at the age of 23, months before the financial crisis in 2008, starting off from a spare room in his parent's house.

He helped grow the business year on year to £16m+ revenue in 5 years, encompassing 5 office moves, hiring 60+ staff, setting up offices in Dubai and Sydney whilst winning ‘Agency of Year’ and ‘Best Place to Work For’.

He is a core driver behind marketing and growing Digital Gurus into one of the strongest recruitment brands globally recognized as pioneers and thought leaders in the digital space and culminating in being recognized by Linked as the No1 most socially engaged mid-sized recruitment firm for the entire EMEA region in 2016.

He has helped navigate Digital Gurus’ full acquisition in 2016 by the Rethink Group, a first within the UK digital recruitment domain. He became a key shareholder in the Rethink Group and in 2017 decided to help grow the DG brand internationally in Dubai and to take over their fledgling office as they expand across the GCC region.

In the UAE, in such a short space of time, they are proud to say that they have won and partnered with esteemed companies such as Prime Minister’s Office, Careem, Majid Al Futtaim, Emaar, Emirates NBD, Expo2020, Publicis Sapient and so many more. He is helping businesses navigate through the shortage of talent, lack of understanding around the hiring process and proposing bespoke solutions to help each business no matter how big or small.

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