Jack Atkins

Principal, Head of Middle East
Europe, Middle East, APAC

Having been with One Search since 2017, Jack leads our efforts in the Middle East from Abu Dhabi, tasked with establishing and growing One Search’s business in the region. He is part of the Private Equity and Portfolio practices, delivering search and talent solutions to leading Infrastructure and Energy investors across the broad, EMEA region.

Jack focuses on Investment/Asset Management and Portfolio searches and has established an international client base across a diverse set of investors from PE, Core Infrastructure and VC. He has spent much of his time consulting with clients around new pioneering platform/vehicle builds within the Energy Transition and decarbonisation thematic, which has resulted in successful projects with the likes of CPP Investments, Antin Infrastructure Partners, Ardian, Hy24 and Allianz Global Investors. With increasing focus from clients with an Infra lens crossing into more growth equity and tech focused strategies, Jack continues to build a comprehensive network and assists in building leadership teams at both executive and non-executive level.

Outside of work Jack enjoys sporting pursuits including golf, cricket and football, being an avid Liverpool fan – travelling to Paris for the Champions League Final.

What Our Clients Say

“Jack was regularly in touch with me, provided valuable guidance before the interviews and shared feedback after each round of discussions with the employer. I am very happy to further recommend Jack Atkins and the One Search team and I am looking forward to collaborating with them again in the future.”

Stefan Istrate
Senior Portfolio Manager
Ampega Asset Management

“One Search clearly display a thorough understanding of the (energy transition) investment industry. Furthermore, they establish long term relationships and follow people throughout their career as they grow, connecting employers and employees in a very effective way. I recommend One Search to anyone recruiting or looking for work in this sector.”

Conrad Phaf
Senior Principal
Renewable Power Capital Ltd

“In our view, the key to a successful partnership with a search firm pivots on that firm’s understanding of the culture and ambition of the specific team. One has clearly made an effort to ensure every candidate reflected who we are.”

Deborah Zurkow
Chief Investment Officer
Allianz Global Investors

“We value the One Search team for their professional advice and for introducing suitable and qualified candidates. The search for external employees is crucial to our business and global investment division. We find the sense of responsibility, personal commitment of the consultants with a focus on a precise and successful appointment remarkable.”

Matthias Reicherter
Managing Partner, CIO
Golding Capital Partners GmbH

“We retained One Search on four hires covering both investment and asset management roles here in Cologne.  Only a recruiter with the deepest network connections and the most disciplined work ethic could successfully complete all four mandates in the timeframe they did, and I have been very happy with the results”

Peter Brodehser
Head of Infrastructure Investments
Ampega Asset Management

“Finding a good headhunter is very difficult. We have been very pleased with the work from One Search. They quickly got to grips with our expectations and provided us with a number of strong candidates, two of whom have joined our team.”

Rupert Shaw
Pioneer Point Partners

“We have appointed One Search on numerous occasions. Their extensive industry knowledge allowed them to swiftly assess our requirements and to run an efficient search, from vetting candidates to closing the deal.”

Matteo Andreoletti
Head of Infrastructure Equity, EMEA & Americas
Whitehelm Capital