Lewis Elsey


Before joining Alchemy, Lewis enjoyed five highly successful years as a Director in the UK construction sector. 

“One thing I learnt was the importance of recruitment to business success. Hiring key personnel and building a leadership team are vital. They made me realise there’s no better feeling than employing good people, and seeing them add value. I’ve seen this first-hand in an industry, so appreciate the worth a good recruiter brings. 

“Alchemy appeals because it truly is special. It’s a team with genuine credibility, real experts and great cultural fit. 

“I believe Alchemy really is disrupting the Dubai market, by focusing on creating a community, rather than just being a transactional recruiter.”

Approach to recruitment: "It's about partnership and relationships, feedback, keeping people informed, and understanding what they bring and what they want."

Dubai highlights: "I’m a keen marathon runner, so love how sport and staying fit are part of the culture here. Besides, it’s just a great place: positive vibes, amazing food – and a forward-thinking outlook and approach."

Specialising In:

  • Chief Financial Officers
  • Finance Directors
  • FP&A Managers
  • Financial Controllers
  • Finance Managers
  • Financial Accountants


"I worked with Lewis for the recruitment of a Pricing and Commercial Operations Manager. Lewis was great to work with, he was very proactive and thoroughly understood our requirements. The caliber of candidates shared for the role were very strong. We were pleased to offer the role for one of these. I would be happy to recommend him and Alchemy Search for any of your future requirements."

Quentin Morel – Finance Director, Olympus

"How do I start this recommendation? Lewis is very highly professional to work with, who will work with you to ensure that not only you are successful with the role you are applying for but also ensures that he provides a reality check of where one stands in terms of the role. 

"He guides and ensures that both his client and as well as the candidate are getting the best result from the process. I really thank him for getting me to this role and for all the support he extended towards me. If you are the right candidate for the role, trust me, he would have your back. Thank you mate."

Raghavendra Rao Nandagiri – Finance Director at SGB BY BRANDSAFWAY

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