In February 2020, Umair Safdar joined Signium as Managing Partner and is based in the Düsseldorf Office. He had a strong desire to align himself with a world-renowned brand in Executive Search. Prior to joining Signium, Umair recruited in the German market for 16 years for a boutique search firm, based out of London.
Umair prides himself on delivering bespoke solutions to his Clients through a robust and efficient process, focussing heavily on emotional intelligence and culture matching. This approach has allowed him to build a sustainable client base across the Manufacturing and FMCG sectors, specializing in leadership positions across Supply Chain, Operations and Procurement.
“Understanding the role and responsibility is only half of the picture when it comes to Executive Search – to have a sustainable and successful placement, you need to really match up the human and emotional synergies of the candidate and client. Personal and professional values sometimes play a bigger part than years of experience”
Umair is originally from the UK, of Kashmiri heritage, and holds a Masters in Chemistry from the University of Manchester. He began his career at Dow Chemical in Hamburg, working in their R&D facility, moving into the Executive Search industry in 2003. In 2018 he relocated to Düsseldorf with his young family. Outside of work he is a very keen golfer (HCP 5) and an avid Liverpool FC supporter.