Press Release
True Announces Paul Navratil as Regional Lead for the Middle East and North Africa
Published March 14, 2024

Dubai - March 14, 2024True, the only tech and data-first global talent platform, announced today that Paul Navratil has joined True Search as Regional Lead for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

Paul brings 28 years of consulting and talent advisory experience driving strategy and change across financial services and global industrial enterprises. He has worked extensively in the Middle East and brings a solid knowledge of the region to True.

“Paul's arrival marks a pivotal moment for True in MENA. His wealth of international experience and strategic acumen align perfectly with our vision for growth and client success in the region,” said Sam McGrath, True’s GM, EMEA & APAC. “His expertise in executive human capital consulting will have a transformative impact on our leadership advisory capabilities.”

Throughout his career, Paul worked at some of the top consulting firms such as EY, PwC and Deloitte, working with clients to develop strategy, drive real transformation, and maximize enterprise value. Paul is a leader in assisting clients to align strategy, leadership, talent, and organization. At True, he will accelerate our unique talent management value proposition with our Middle Eastern and global clients to develop new talent strategies as they evolve, disrupt, and redefine their markets.

“I am thrilled to embark on this journey with True, leveraging my global experience to partner with our clients across the MENA region to continuously evolve leadership and its role in driving enterprise value,” said Navratil. “Understanding diverse markets and cultures has been integral to my career, and I look forward to contributing to True's expansion in this dynamic region."

Paul’s personal and professional life has led him to live in 11 different countries, across three continents. Currently based in Paris, he will split his time between France and Dubai and is excited to return to the Middle East. He is fluent in English, French, and Spanish, and conversational in Arabic and Slovak.


True is the world's only tech and data-first talent management platform. The sixth largest in its industry, True leverages 10+ years worth of proprietary data, market insights, and talent lifecycle expertise, to help companies make high-impact talent decisions quickly. True's unmatched products and services include True Search (retained executive search), TrueBridge (advisory, interim, and fractional executive placement), Thrive (Talent CRM software), True Advance (coaching and assessment), SearchEssentials (tech-enabled hiring services), AboveBoard (inclusive executive career community), and Jopwell (leading diversity tech platform for early-mid career professionals). True also backs promising companies through its investment brands True Equity and Vera Equity.

Sarah Mikhailova / VP, Communications