Meet the Team

Team member
Vanessa Jakubowski
International FMCG, Dubai
Vanessa joined Quest in August 2016. She has a degree in Law and started her career as a Crime and Tax Paralegal before training as a Recruitment Consultant. Vanessa was initially tasked with expanding the Dubai office’s FMCG desk and now focuses on sales and marketing role in tobacco, alcohol, confectionary and soft drinks ranging from AED 15K – 65K per month in the MENA region.
Vanessa Jakubowski
International FMCG, Dubai
Vanessa joined Quest in August 2016. She has a degree in Law and started her career as a Crime and Tax Paralegal before training as a Recruitment Consultant. Vanessa was initially tasked with expanding the Dubai office’s FMCG desk and now focuses on sales and marketing role in tobacco, alcohol, confectionary and soft drinks ranging from AED 15K – 65K per month in the MENA region.
Vanessa Jakubowski
International FMCG, Dubai
Vanessa joined Quest in August 2016. She has a degree in Law and started her career as a Crime and Tax Paralegal before training as a Recruitment Consultant. Vanessa was initially tasked with expanding the Dubai office’s FMCG desk and now focuses on sales and marketing role in tobacco, alcohol, confectionary and soft drinks ranging from AED 15K – 65K per month in the MENA region.
Team member
Renu Dalani
Senior Consultant- Retail & Sourcing, Dubai
Renu has a Bachelor in Commerce from the University of Gujarat. Renu’s expertise is clearly reflected in the assignments she has successfully completed for multinational companies in Asia Pacific, GCC and MENA regions. Executive roles she has filled in the top tier international fashion and consumer brands include country-level General Managers, Retail Operations, Merchandising, Marketing & Digital, E-commerce, Wholesale Management, Retail & Store Development, Visual Merchandising Professionals along with Finance and HR Professionals across the regions.
Renu Dalani
Senior Consultant- Retail & Sourcing, Dubai
Renu has a Bachelor in Commerce from the University of Gujarat. Renu’s expertise is clearly reflected in the assignments she has successfully completed for multinational companies in Asia Pacific, GCC and MENA regions. Executive roles she has filled in the top tier international fashion and consumer brands include country-level General Managers, Retail Operations, Merchandising, Marketing & Digital, E-commerce, Wholesale Management, Retail & Store Development, Visual Merchandising Professionals along with Finance and HR Professionals across the regions.
Renu Dalani
Senior Consultant- Retail & Sourcing, Dubai
Renu has a Bachelor in Commerce from the University of Gujarat. Renu’s expertise is clearly reflected in the assignments she has successfully completed for multinational companies in Asia Pacific, GCC and MENA regions. Executive roles she has filled in the top tier international fashion and consumer brands include country-level General Managers, Retail Operations, Merchandising, Marketing & Digital, E-commerce, Wholesale Management, Retail & Store Development, Visual Merchandising Professionals along with Finance and HR Professionals across the regions.
Team member
Thea Kearse
Senior Consultant – Hospitality and Food & Beverage Sector, Dubai
Thea Joined Quest’s Dubai office after having a successful international career in Hospitality management spanning 10 years. Her experience has proven to give her a niche understanding of the luxury Hospitality & Leisure market. She specialises in roles within internationally renowned 5 star hotel groups, luxury independent restaurants and QSR.
Thea Kearse
Senior Consultant – Hospitality and Food & Beverage Sector, Dubai
Thea Joined Quest’s Dubai office after having a successful international career in Hospitality management spanning 10 years. Her experience has proven to give her a niche understanding of the luxury Hospitality & Leisure market. She specialises in roles within internationally renowned 5 star hotel groups, luxury independent restaurants and QSR.
Thea Kearse
Senior Consultant – Hospitality and Food & Beverage Sector, Dubai
Thea Joined Quest’s Dubai office after having a successful international career in Hospitality management spanning 10 years. Her experience has proven to give her a niche understanding of the luxury Hospitality & Leisure market. She specialises in roles within internationally renowned 5 star hotel groups, luxury independent restaurants and QSR.
Team member
Rubee Variava
Consultant - Luxury, Dubai
Rubee joined the fashion team at Quest with 7 years’ experience in Fashion Buying within high profile brands like Net-A-Porter, Ralph Lauren and Timberland. Rubee completed a Fashion Design & Technology degree from Metropolitan University in Manchester. With her invaluable understanding of the retail industry, her specialist areas are recruiting for head office roles including Buying, Merchandising, Design and Production/Technical roles.
Rubee Variava
Consultant - Luxury, Dubai
Rubee joined the fashion team at Quest with 7 years’ experience in Fashion Buying within high profile brands like Net-A-Porter, Ralph Lauren and Timberland. Rubee completed a Fashion Design & Technology degree from Metropolitan University in Manchester. With her invaluable understanding of the retail industry, her specialist areas are recruiting for head office roles including Buying, Merchandising, Design and Production/Technical roles.
Rubee Variava
Consultant - Luxury, Dubai
Rubee joined the fashion team at Quest with 7 years’ experience in Fashion Buying within high profile brands like Net-A-Porter, Ralph Lauren and Timberland. Rubee completed a Fashion Design & Technology degree from Metropolitan University in Manchester. With her invaluable understanding of the retail industry, her specialist areas are recruiting for head office roles including Buying, Merchandising, Design and Production/Technical roles.
Team member
Jennifer Ciminiello
Consultant- Digital & Ecommerce, London
Jennifer is a recruitment consultant at Quest. As part of the Digital team, she focuses on recruiting and market mapping the best talent as well as supporting the wider team across all divisions. Prior to joining the business, Jennifer worked in the retail industry with global leading flagship stores in central London. She is fluent in both Italian and Spanish. She has successfully completed her apprenticeship with Quest and now has a Level 3 Business Administration Diploma.
Jennifer Ciminiello
Consultant- Digital & Ecommerce, London
Jennifer is a recruitment consultant at Quest. As part of the Digital team, she focuses on recruiting and market mapping the best talent as well as supporting the wider team across all divisions. Prior to joining the business, Jennifer worked in the retail industry with global leading flagship stores in central London. She is fluent in both Italian and Spanish. She has successfully completed her apprenticeship with Quest and now has a Level 3 Business Administration Diploma.
Jennifer Ciminiello
Consultant- Digital & Ecommerce, London
Jennifer is a recruitment consultant at Quest. As part of the Digital team, she focuses on recruiting and market mapping the best talent as well as supporting the wider team across all divisions. Prior to joining the business, Jennifer worked in the retail industry with global leading flagship stores in central London. She is fluent in both Italian and Spanish. She has successfully completed her apprenticeship with Quest and now has a Level 3 Business Administration Diploma.
Team member
Susie Hinton
Managing Consultant, London
Susie started her retail recruitment career with Quest specialising in Fashion and Home head office roles. She is currently in our Retail Team, specialising in Retail Operations and Head Office positions Mid to Senior Level, with a focus across the Midlands and North of the UK.
Susie Hinton
Managing Consultant, London
Susie started her retail recruitment career with Quest specialising in Fashion and Home head office roles. She is currently in our Retail Team, specialising in Retail Operations and Head Office positions Mid to Senior Level, with a focus across the Midlands and North of the UK.
Susie Hinton
Managing Consultant, London
Susie started her retail recruitment career with Quest specialising in Fashion and Home head office roles. She is currently in our Retail Team, specialising in Retail Operations and Head Office positions Mid to Senior Level, with a focus across the Midlands and North of the UK.
Team member
Vikram Joshi
Recruitment Consultant- FMCG, Dubai
Vikram joined Quest in May 2017. He has a Business and Finance degree from Heriot Watt University Edinburgh and has previous experience of recruitment with Michael Page based out of Dubai
Vikram specializes in Engineering and Supply Chain roles across Oil & Gas, Pharmaceuticals, Retail, and FMCG within multiple distribution channels throughout the MENA region.
Vikram Joshi
Recruitment Consultant- FMCG, Dubai
Vikram joined Quest in May 2017. He has a Business and Finance degree from Heriot Watt University Edinburgh and has previous experience of recruitment with Michael Page based out of Dubai
Vikram specializes in Engineering and Supply Chain roles across Oil & Gas, Pharmaceuticals, Retail, and FMCG within multiple distribution channels throughout the MENA region.
Vikram Joshi
Recruitment Consultant- FMCG, Dubai
Vikram joined Quest in May 2017. He has a Business and Finance degree from Heriot Watt University Edinburgh and has previous experience of recruitment with Michael Page based out of Dubai
Vikram specializes in Engineering and Supply Chain roles across Oil & Gas, Pharmaceuticals, Retail, and FMCG within multiple distribution channels throughout the MENA region.
Team member
Ruth Henson
Resource Specialist- FMCG, Dubai
Ruth began her recruitment career with Quest in 2013. She specializes in FMCG recruitment resourcing high-caliber junior to senior management candidates in the EMEA region. She has a degree in Political Science from the University of the Philippines and has previous experience working for multinational FMCG brand distributor and a global IT business.
Ruth Henson
Resource Specialist- FMCG, Dubai
Ruth began her recruitment career with Quest in 2013. She specializes in FMCG recruitment resourcing high-caliber junior to senior management candidates in the EMEA region. She has a degree in Political Science from the University of the Philippines and has previous experience working for multinational FMCG brand distributor and a global IT business.
Ruth Henson
Resource Specialist- FMCG, Dubai
Ruth began her recruitment career with Quest in 2013. She specializes in FMCG recruitment resourcing high-caliber junior to senior management candidates in the EMEA region. She has a degree in Political Science from the University of the Philippines and has previous experience working for multinational FMCG brand distributor and a global IT business.
Team member
Uditi Mittal
Executive Resourcer- Retail, Dubai
Uditi began her recruitment career with Quest in November 2017. She has a Clinical Psychology degree from Kingston University, London. She also has previous recruitment experience with Michael Page as an intern based out of Dubai. As an executive resourcer, she specializes in Retail recruitment sourcing the best talent in the EMEA region. Having studied Psychology for 4 years, she understands the nuances of good candidate management and the responsibilities involved with being a successful recruiter.
Uditi Mittal
Executive Resourcer- Retail, Dubai
Uditi began her recruitment career with Quest in November 2017. She has a Clinical Psychology degree from Kingston University, London. She also has previous recruitment experience with Michael Page as an intern based out of Dubai. As an executive resourcer, she specializes in Retail recruitment sourcing the best talent in the EMEA region. Having studied Psychology for 4 years, she understands the nuances of good candidate management and the responsibilities involved with being a successful recruiter.
Uditi Mittal
Executive Resourcer- Retail, Dubai
Uditi began her recruitment career with Quest in November 2017. She has a Clinical Psychology degree from Kingston University, London. She also has previous recruitment experience with Michael Page as an intern based out of Dubai. As an executive resourcer, she specializes in Retail recruitment sourcing the best talent in the EMEA region. Having studied Psychology for 4 years, she understands the nuances of good candidate management and the responsibilities involved with being a successful recruiter.
Team member
Roxana Marcu
Resourcer - Hospitality, Dubai
Roxy has 11 years in hospitality and customer service, 6 years in management.
She came in Middle East region in 2010 and for the last 7 years has been in managerial roles in Dubai for standalone restaurants and hotel outlets.
Passionate about hospitality industry, she is currently studying for her BBA Degree at Swiss Business School.
Roxana Marcu
Resourcer - Hospitality, Dubai
Roxy has 11 years in hospitality and customer service, 6 years in management.
She came in Middle East region in 2010 and for the last 7 years has been in managerial roles in Dubai for standalone restaurants and hotel outlets.
Passionate about hospitality industry, she is currently studying for her BBA Degree at Swiss Business School.
Roxana Marcu
Resourcer - Hospitality, Dubai
Roxy has 11 years in hospitality and customer service, 6 years in management.
She came in Middle East region in 2010 and for the last 7 years has been in managerial roles in Dubai for standalone restaurants and hotel outlets.
Passionate about hospitality industry, she is currently studying for her BBA Degree at Swiss Business School.
Team member
Karolina Plaskaty
Consultant- Techonology , London
Karolina joined Quest in March 2016 after having a successful career in retail management. Having previously worked at Vodafone and Lloyds Bank she gained management and sales experience . Specialising in Retail Operations and Head office roles in the Luxury Boutique, Jewellery and accessories sectors.
Karolina Plaskaty
Consultant- Techonology , London
Karolina joined Quest in March 2016 after having a successful career in retail management. Having previously worked at Vodafone and Lloyds Bank she gained management and sales experience . Specialising in Retail Operations and Head office roles in the Luxury Boutique, Jewellery and accessories sectors.
Karolina Plaskaty
Consultant- Techonology , London
Karolina joined Quest in March 2016 after having a successful career in retail management. Having previously worked at Vodafone and Lloyds Bank she gained management and sales experience . Specialising in Retail Operations and Head office roles in the Luxury Boutique, Jewellery and accessories sectors.
Team member
Emma Hutchinson
Consultant- Digital & Ecommerce, London
Emma is part of the Fashion Team at Quest, and specialises in stores, merchandising and logistics roles for premium brands across the UK. After completing a BA Geography Degree at the University of Nottingham, she travelled South America before joining the Boots Graduate Scheme. She spent a year in various retail management positions in London, and joined Quest as a Consultant in 2016.
Emma Hutchinson
Consultant- Digital & Ecommerce, London
Emma is part of the Fashion Team at Quest, and specialises in stores, merchandising and logistics roles for premium brands across the UK. After completing a BA Geography Degree at the University of Nottingham, she travelled South America before joining the Boots Graduate Scheme. She spent a year in various retail management positions in London, and joined Quest as a Consultant in 2016.
Emma Hutchinson
Consultant- Digital & Ecommerce, London
Emma is part of the Fashion Team at Quest, and specialises in stores, merchandising and logistics roles for premium brands across the UK. After completing a BA Geography Degree at the University of Nottingham, she travelled South America before joining the Boots Graduate Scheme. She spent a year in various retail management positions in London, and joined Quest as a Consultant in 2016.