Hakan Alac Founder, Managing Partner

Originally from Australia, Hakan  graduated from the Charles Sturt University in 1997.

He started working with the largest international executive search firm, Korn/Ferry and moved to the UAE some 15 years ago. 

He was particularly interested in contributing to the region’s many opportunities, as it develops from a maturing business economy. He founded Alac Partners in 2008. 

Respecting the admirable existing family and historical culture, whilst introducing a more professional and global approach to businesses and Boards, he was determined to play a role in the development of this region. This is what continues to inspire him today. 


  • Private family groups and diversified businesses/conglomerates

Hakan enjoys holidaying with his family and learning about different cultures. He loves riding his bike in the desert and watching the sun rise above the dunes. He has an appreciation for all types of art, and enjoys drawing and painting in oils when he can find the time!