William Vernes

William Vernes

Regional Recruitment & Talent Manager - Middle-East & North Africa, Weatherford International

Dubai, United ArabEmirates

His background

  • Today
    February 2014

    Regional Recruitment & Talent Manager - Middle-East & North Africa

    +10,000 employees

    Management of the recruitment team for Weatherford Middle-East & North Africa (MENA), 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 recruitment, hiring & on-boarding process is followed at regional level.
    Supporting the recruiters with proactive searches and technical screenings, to attract superior candidates for the business.
    Advising on sourcing strategies, talent pooling and talent management in order to meet the following objectives:

    • Sustaining the product lines' operational hiring needs.
    • Headhunting top performers for key regional management roles, using market intelligence.
    • Achieving nationalization targets, by identifying, developing and retaining local talent.
    • Offering opportunities to fresh graduates, by maintaining relationships with universities.
  • Today
    February 2014
    September 2012

    Talent Acquisition Specialist

    +10,000 employees

    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.
  • Today
    May 2012

    Oil & Gas Recruiter

    CA Oil & Gas

    International headhunting for deep-water drilling, sub-sea engineering and offshore support DP vessels.
  • Today

    Managing Director

    LNS (Lumière Networking Solutions)

    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
  • Today

    Executive Close Protection Officer


    VIP protection, surveillance & private investigations.
  • Today

    Anti-Poaching Operator


    Anti-poaching operations in wildlife endangered areas across Southern Africa.
    Protection & management services on private game reserves, against poaching and trafficking.
  • Lycee Bellevue (France)

    Baccalaureat scientifique, Biologie

His skills

  • ATS
  • Upstream
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Sourcing Strategies
  • Sourcing
  • Search
  • Relationship
  • Recruitment
  • Production
  • Process
  • Hiring
  • Headhunting
  • Graduate recruitment
  • Executive Search
  • Drilling
  • Diversity
  • Completion
  • Coiled Tubing
  • Well intervention

His languages

  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Afrikaans
  • Italian
  • Spanish

    His hobbies


    His keywords

    Talent AcquisitionRecruitmentHiring & On-boarding ProcessSourcing StrategiesTalent PoolingHeadhuntingExecutive SearchDiversity RecruitmentNationalizationGraduate RecruitmentUniversity RelationshipATSMENAGeoscienceReservoir Development ServicesDrilling & EvaluationIntelligent CompletionProduction SystemsWell InterventionPressure Pumping ServicesFracturingCementingCoiled TubingAcidizingSand ControlUpstream Chemicals

    About him

    For opportunities with Weatherford in the MENA region, connect with me and mail me at william.vernes@me.weatherford.com to start a discussion.

    Interested in speaking to professionals from the following sectors:

    • Geoscience & Reservoir Development Services
    • Drilling & Evaluation (DD, MWD, LWD, MPD, UBD & Wireline, SLS)
    • Intelligent Completion, Production Systems & Well Intervention
    • Pressure Pumping Services (Fracturing, Cementing, Coiled Tubing, Acidizing, Sand Control)
    • Upstream Chemicals


    • Talent Acquisition Management
    • Recruitment, Hiring & On-boarding Process
    • Sourcing Strategies, Talent Pooling & Mapping
    • Headhunting & Executive Search
    • Diversity Recruitment & Nationalization
    • Graduate Recruitment & University Relationship
    • ATS Implementation

    His activity on Viadeo

    Recent contacts
    Daniel López Fernández
    Arsène Olivier Niombela
    Righi Youcef
    • Hydraulic fracturig engineer, BJSP (Baker huges algeria)

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