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James Bridgman is a Partner at NGS Global and is based in Dubai.
Mr. Bridgman has over 20 years of global financial services search experience gained from living and working in the world's biggest financial hubs - London, New York, Qatar, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Dubai.
His expertise lies in developing and executing innovative strategies to attract, develop, and retain top talent across leading financial services platforms. Utilising cross-functional collaboration with board teams throughout his career, Mr. Bridgman has completed over 450 senior mandates in the financial services sector, which have included launches of both regional and global private equity and investment funds.
Mr. Bridgman has a deep understanding of diverse markets and cultures, assisting him to implement customized recruitment campaigns and forge trusted relationships with both internal stakeholders and external networks to ensure the sourcing and engagement of the best talent.
Prior to joining NGS Global, Mr. Bridgman founded a business development, project management and talent growth company based in the UAE. Focal sectors included international sports, infrastructure, energy, education and financial services.
During his career Mr. Bridgman has also established numerous successful search practices internationally, earning him recognition by AsiaMoney as one of Asia’s leading headhunters in private equity/venture capital.
He is also an AoEC accredited Executive Coach. Leveraging this training, he works with industry leaders and their teams, providing guidance in leadership development.