Dr. Nairouz Bader is the C.E.O. of Envision Partnership, a female executive search and leadership advisory organization that she established in 1997. Envision Partnership is the first executive search firm in the MENA region to be certified by the AESC and WeConnect International, two prestigious organizations that recognized the company’s commitment to excellence and diversity. Since its establishment, the company has expanded to Dubai, serving clients across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
Not only is Dr. Nairouz a successful businesswoman, but she is also a pioneer in her field and is the only Arab woman leader who has served on the global board of AESC and M.C.H. Global, the parent company of Art Basel. Under her leadership, Envision Partnership has also become the only expert in the MENA region certified by the Switzerland Global Enterprise as an Official Expert on International Human Resources.
A pharmacist by profession, Dr. Nairouz holds several post-graduate degrees, including a Master’s in Managerial Leadership from the U.S.A. She has lived most of her life in the U.A.E. but has also spent her time in Europe, Canada, and the U.S.A. Dr. Nairouz is a DEI Diversity & Gender Catalyst and is passionate about gender parity, advocating for female leadership and minority-owned enterprise.
For Dr. Nairouz and her team, walking the talk is not just a buzzword but a way of life. They are incredibly passionate about placing female executives in leadership roles, not just locally but also globally. Through their coaching and development programs, they aim to build a sustainable talent pipeline for future women leaders, empowering them to take charge and shape the future of their organizations. Also, as a founding member of Rotary International in Dubai, Nairouz is committed to positively impacting her community and beyond.
About Envision Partnership
Established in 1997, Envision Partnership is a global executive search and talent management consultancy providing personalized services to help clients find and attract the best executive talent. The organization strongly emphasizes quality, professionalism, and personalization, ensuring that each client receives tailored solutions to meet their unique needs. Envision Partnership’s extensive services include executive search, talent assessment, leadership development, and organizational consulting.
With its global presence and a team of experienced consultants, Envision Partnership has an impressive track record of placing top-level executives across various industries. The
organization’s expertise and commitment to excellence have made it a trusted partner for organizations seeking talent management services.
Under Dr. Nairouz’s leadership, Envision Partnership is entirely committed to driving sustainable change and creating a more inclusive future by promoting female executives in regional and global leadership roles. The Organization’s approach includes coaching and developing talented women and creating a sustainable talent pipeline for future women leaders. Also, by promoting diversity and inclusion, the organization inspires many more women to join the workforce and continue working for a better future.
“At Envision Partnership, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion (D.E.I.) are crucial components of success. Our innovative approach to leadership and commitment to D.E.I. will shape the future and create a more sustainable and inclusive world,”- explains Dr. Nairouz.
Navigating the Dizzying Environment
Leadership is a challenging and complex task in today’s fast-paced and constantly evolving world. As a seasoned leader, Dr. Nairouz has adopted an approach that revolves around several key principles to navigate this ever-changing landscape.
First and foremost, Dr. Nairouz prioritizes open communication and transparency. She always likes to keep the communication line open and transparent with her team and stakeholders, so they can work together to tackle challenges and capitalize on opportunities that arise from time to time.
Secondly, Dr. Nairouz firmly believes in leading by example. As a leader, she understands that her actions and behavior significantly impact her team and organization. Hence, she strives to embody the values and principles that she wants to see in her organization.
Thirdly, she believes in fostering a culture of innovation and creativity. By encouraging her team to think outside the box and explore new ideas, she ensures that Envision Partnership stays ahead of the curve and adapts to changing environments.
Lastly, she is a firm believer in continuous learning and development. As a leader, Dr. Nairouz recognizes the importance of ongoing personal and professional growth and strives to instill this mindset in her team. Overall, Dr. Nairouz’s approach to leadership centers on communication, leading by example, fostering innovation, and continuous learning and development.
Motivating Innovation and Creativity
As a visionary leader, Dr. Nairouz recognizes the importance of creativity and innovation in driving success, but she also understands the need for a healthy work environment. Therefore, she has implemented several strategies to achieve this perfect balance.
First and foremost, Dr. Nairouz fosters a culture of open communication and collaboration. She encourages her team to share their ideas and provide feedback, creating a safe space where everyone’s voice is heard and valued. This approach allows Envision Partnership to generate new and innovative solutions to complex problems.
Additionally, Dr. Nairouz encourages experimentation and risk-taking. She recognizes that not every idea will be successful, but she believes in learning from failures to drive future success.
To stay competitive in the rapidly changing world, Dr. Nairouz prioritizes training and development opportunities for her team, which helps them build new skills and stay up-to-date with the latest industry trends and best practices.
Lastly, Dr. Nairouz is committed to ensuring work-life balance and stress management for her team. She understands that a healthy work-life balance is essential for productivity and well-being, and she strives to support her team in every way possible.
“I motivate creativity and innovation while maintaining a healthy work environment by fostering open communication, encouraging experimentation, offering training and development opportunities, and prioritizing work-life balance. By striking this balance, my team feels empowered to take risks and think outside the box while feeling supported and valued in their work,”- she explains.
Promoting Gender Diversity and Inclusion
Envision Partnership stands out in the industry with its unique focus on promoting gender diversity and inclusion, as well as its dedication to developing sustainable leadership pipelines. Envision’s team has valuable insights into women’s challenges and opportunities in leadership positions, allowing them to provide tailored solutions that genuinely help them succeed.
“Overall, Envision Partnership’s commitment to promoting gender diversity and inclusion, our focus on sustainable leadership pipelines, and unique insights about the challenges and opportunities facing women in leadership positions could all be key selling propositions that set us apart from other companies in the industry,”- says Dr. Nairouz.
Picture of the Future
On a personal level, Dr. Nairouz is determined to prioritize her well-being and continue investing in her personal development. This will involve pursuing new hobbies and interests that challenge her and allow her to learn new skills. Additionally, she recognizes the importance of self-care and nurturing her relationships with loved ones, which will be crucial for her mental and emotional health.
Dr. Nairouz intends to travel extensively and immerse herself in new cultures in line with her passion for exploration and learning. She believes this exposure will broaden her perspective and deepen her understanding of the world, undoubtedly enriching her personal and professional life.
“Professionally, my goals are to drive positive change and create impact through my work. I am committed to expanding the reach and impact of Envision Partnership, a women-focused organization that empowers and supports women to achieve their full potential. Specifically, I hope to develop new programs and services to help clients prioritize sustainability and collaborate with other organizations to achieve collective impact. In addition, I aim to reduce the environmental footprint of Envision Partnership and lead by example in our own business practices,”- Dr. Nairouz concludes.