William Vernes

William Vernes

Regional Talent Acquisition Manager - Middle-East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, Weatherford International

Currently employed at Weatherford International

Previous: Weatherford International, Baker Hughes, CA Oil & Gas, LNS (Lumière Networking Solutions), B-secure, Umkhonto


Previous: Lycee Bellevue (France)



    Experience in: • Leading transformation, structure and process improvement projects. • Developing and implementing workflows across multiple locations, turning disorderly and lengthy processes into lean ones. • Defining KPI's and delivering services against those, driven by report analytics and data rational adjustments. • Partnering with internal customers, converting business plans into actions through execution of robust strategies. • Encouraging teamwork and flawless communication at all levels, creating awareness that Change Management is owned by all members of an organization, and promoting a sense of accountability for time - The most valuable resource after people. • Implementing new systems and technologies, fully adapted to the organizations need. Expertise: • Talent Acquisition Management • Recruitment, Hiring & On-boarding process improvement and implementation • ATS Implementation • Sourcing Strategies, Talent Pooling & Mapping • Headhunting & Executive Search • Nationalization & Diversity Recruitment • University Relationship Management • Graduate Recruitment & Development • Internal Talent Mapping & Management



Regional Talent Acquisition Manager - Middle-East, Africa, Asia-Pacific

At Weatherford International

From July 2016 to Present
Additional countries: Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Major focus on “NextGen”, our graduate recruitment and development program - Supporting with the selection and assessment of 100+...
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Regional Talent Acquisition Manager - Middle-East - Africa

At Weatherford International

From April 2015 to July 2016
Same responsibilities as previous role, but now supporting both MENA and SSA regions: Covering the African continent, the Gulf, and Near-East (Pakistan, India, Turkmenistan). Supporting region and country teams to identify local talent, for all types and levels of positions within the business, with...
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Regional Recruitment & Talent Manager - Middle-East & North Africa

At Weatherford International

From February 2014 to April 2015
Managing the recruitment effort for MENA, 26 countries from Morocco to India - Ensuring timely and quality delivery across all of Weatherford’s product lines and special projects. Maintaining low time to hire, monitoring our ATS activity and performing data integrity audits. Ensuring the...
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Talent Acquisition Specialist

At Baker Hughes

From September 2012 to February 2014
Responsible for the Africa Geomarkets recruitment across all of Baker Hughes' product lines. Headhunting for field operations and management positions, with nationalization as a primary objective.

Oil & Gas Recruiter

At CA Oil & Gas

From 2010 to May 2012
International headhunting for deep-water drilling, sub-sea engineering and offshore support DP vessels.

Managing Director

At LNS (Lumière Networking Solutions)

From 2004 to 2010
Management of fibre optic network design & installation services. Major projects: • “Torres Atlantico” BP Headquarters - Luanda, Angola • The Parliament - Cape Town • Koeberg nuclear power station - Cape Town • Cape Town International Airport

Executive Close Protection Officer

At B-secure

From 2003 to 2004
VIP protection, surveillance & private investigations.

Anti-Poaching Operator

At Umkhonto

From 2000 to 2003
Anti-poaching operations in wildlife endangered areas across Southern Africa. Protection & management services on private game reserves, against poaching and trafficking.


  • ATS
  • Coiled Tubing
  • Completion
  • Diversity
  • Drilling
  • Executive Search
  • Graduate recruitment
  • Headhunting
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Centres d'intérêt

  • Networking