About Us

DNA Recruitment is a specialist Life Sciences recruitment partner offering holistic talent acquisition solution across the Middle East, Africa and Europe

15 years of

Unparalleled MEA network and market knowledge

Dedicated to hiring within 5 core industries

Medical Devices, Diagnostics, Pharmaceuticals, Aesthetics and Consumer Technology

Experts in hiring across CEEMEA region

Present in 24 countries on 2 continents

We are a
multilingual team

We speak: English, Swedish, French, and Polish

A brand built around core business values

Loyalty, perseverance, respect, passion and fair-mindedness

Our Story

DNA Recruitment is a flagship recruitment business partner dedicated to servicing the Life Sciences and Consumer Technology industries across the Middle East, Europe & Africa regions.

We have spent every single day of the last decade striving to understand the sector, to connect with its people, and most importantly to appreciate and define the diversity that exists across each and every regional market.

In 2019, to enhance our capability and reach, we launched our Central Eastern Europe hub in Poland.

As a market leader, we take pride in two things: delivery and quality of service. Our experience has taught us that every client deserves a custom-designed solution to match their identity and company culture truly.

As your preferred recruitment partner, we will find you the best person for the job.

Let our experience help you navigate the complexities of regional market access with its cultural, geopolitical, and socioeconomic challenges.

Our Founders

Sylvia Misiak

Sylvia is a co-founder and managing partner at DNA Recruitment.

A trained architect, she discovered her true calling in empowering people to unlock their potential and build their dream careers.

A good listener with attention to detail and an eye for talent, she manages DNA’s strategic accounts and handles senior executive search assignments.

She has gained the respect and trust of key healthcare industry leaders by consistently demonstrating a feel for the sector and combining a straightforward personality with exemplary service delivery.

Sylvia is most passionate about celebrating and endorsing diversity in a corporate context. In a region not yet known for equality in its hiring practices, she provides a voice for those who face gender, nationality, religious, educational, or age discrimination.

She gets her energy from HIIT workouts, salsa, and running after her two young kids.

Daniel Westerholm

Daniel has over 15 years’ experience in the CEEMEA life sciences recruitment industry.

He oversees DNA’s global service delivery platform and has an unparalleled candidate network across the Middle East & Africa.

Recognised and trusted by clients and jobseekers alike, he drives both himself and his industrious team for continuous improvement.

Daniel is the proud father of Noah and Maya, and is incredibly grateful for the experiences the Middle East has afforded him.

Our Team

A good team is always greater than the sum of its parts. Our consultants are from different backgrounds and possess different skillsets. Yet they all share a commitment to high quality delivery and building long-lasting relationships based on mutual trust and respect.

Karolina Majcher

CEEMEA Team Leader

With over three years of international recruitment experience under her belt, Karolina brings a ‘can-do’ attitude to the DNA team. Based in our Poland office, she is always ready to step up to the plate and solve the unsolvable. She is a firm believer that there are no problems in life, only challenges, and she is highly motivated to find the best talents on the market.

“If we combine hard work, dedication, and determination, irrespective of whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.”

Karolina has a Master’s degree in Psychology, a Bachelor’s degree in Romance Studies and is currently completing her postgraduate studies in Human Resources Management. Outside of work, her interests include graphic design, travelling the world, experiencing new cuisines and meeting new and interesting people.

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Agnieszka Bednarz

CEEMEA Senior Research Consultant

Agnieszka has been a dedicated part of the DNA team since October 2020 and is heavily involved in executive searches across the CEEMEA region. In addition, she takes on many internal projects related to our corporate social responsibility. In the past, she excelled in recruiting candidates within the Polish SSC/BPO market.

“Your human talent is your most important talent.”

Although a Recruiter by profession, Agnieszka originally studied Law and has a strong passion for people, human rights, and labour law.

After work, she enjoys backpacking through the Polish mountains, feasting on Italian cuisine, and listening to any genre of music, from classical to the most sophisticated electronic ones.

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Tomasz Skrzypczak

Tomasz Skrzypczak

CEEMEA Research Consultant

Tomasz joined the company in 2021 and quickly became the team’s pillar. While being responsible for the pharmaceutical industry accounts, he is involved in providing the best talents for our clients’ requisitions. Tomasz has always been a highly sociable person who enjoys building new relations and discovering different personalities. As an open-minded individual, he believes that diversity brings extra value to every workplace. Tomasz’s interest in people has finally turned into a degree in Psychology.

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”

Outside of the office, Tomasz loves spending quality time with his friends watching live sports events together. He is truly passionate about it and always looks forward to being active himself, either playing tennis or working out at the gym.

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Joanna Szafranska

CEEMEA Research Consultant

Joanna joined the team in 2021 as a junior, coming from a managerial position in the non-profit sector. She commits to everyday challenges with a positive attitude and a will to find the best solutions. She is a great team member with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”

Joanna holds Master’s degrees in Psychology and English Studies. Since university, she has continued to combine her passion for teaching and helping people to reach their full potential through professional work.

In her free time, she tries to break life records at the swimming pool, while her true love for Asian cuisine serves her as a guideline for travel destinations.

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Katarzyna Kusy

Katarzyna Kusy

CEEMEA Research Consultant

Katarzyna joined the team in 2023, bringing her wealth of experience in international recruitment within the Middle East region. She is highly motivated to help people build their professional careers and achieve success. Katarzyna is a people person driven by interpersonal interactions. She is willing to spread her energizing enthusiasm, can-do attitude, and endless creativity.

“Opportunities don’t happen. You create them.”

Katarzyna holds a Master’s degree in English Philology. Her studies sparked her passion for learning foreign languages and learning about new, different cultures. She polishes her Spanish language skills in her free time and devotes herself to planning international trips. She is a passionate dog person who fulfills herself as a dog mom of a dachshund. She tries her hand at running and checks off the next countries on her travel bucket list.

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Ariel Kleszowski Global Marketing Coordinator

Ariel Kleszowski

Global Marketing Coordinator

As the newest team addition, Ariel is working to optimize the company’s 360-degree communication and presence. He thrives on translating the company’s needs into actionable plans and carries them out with enthusiasm and passion. With an international experience in marketing, sales, and management, Ariel ensures that our customer’s experience with the brand is outstanding at every touchpoint.

“Our life is what our thoughts make it.”
― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

Ariel strongly believes in the value of education and personal development, which he turned into degrees in Digital Campaigning and Content Creation, as well as Management and Interactive Marketing.

Whenever he has a chance, Ariel enjoys traveling, especially visiting vibrant cities, local wineries, and distilleries. However, his true passion is the world of whisky and wine, which he loves to explore through reading and tasting.

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What our past clients and candidates are saying...

"I have regular contact with DNA for nearly 2 decades and have always experienced a friendly, professional, timely and very knowledgeable service from the whole DNA team. They have excellent contacts through the Medtech industries as well as Healthcare institutions and where always able to provide a choice of excellent talents for all our needs of experienced and specialized vacancies in different levels"

Regional Managing Director at a Multinational Medical Technology company

“Having the right team is key element of any company’s success, DNA have made recruitment efficient, accurate and hustle free.

With their team professionalism, swiftness, flexibility and friendly approach the hiring process was both successful and enjoyable. I strongly recommend working with them”

Regional Managing Director at a Multinational Medical Technology Company

“I have been working with DNA for the last four years and they are my first partner of choice in case of any strategic recruitments across Middle East region. I value their customer approach, which is to understand the recruitment need from a holistic perspective, including the knowledge and experience required but as well cultural fit that is very often instrumental for successful on-boarding. The other advantage of DNA, in the fast moving business world, is the speed and quality of their service with no compromise on any of them. I highly recommend if you look for a trusted, solid and result oriented partner.”

Head of HR, Multinational Medical Devices company

"It's not just about what you did during the process of my recruitment but how you did it with so much kindness and respect. It felt as if we were a team and this really helped me present my very best every time.  

I have now spent three months with my present company and it has been challenging and rewarding. I have grown in areas where I'd always wanted to, and I am truly happy about this”

National Sales Manager at a Global Medical Devices Company hired through DNA in Abuja, Nigeria

“Over the years I have dealt with many Recruitment Agencies as both an Employer and as a Candidate.  DNA Recruitment has stood out head-and-shoulders above other agencies because I was recognised and treated as a person first and foremost, rather than just a job opportunity to be filled by my special skill set and experience.”

Director at a Global Medical Devices company hired through DNA in Johannesburg, South Africa

“My experience as a client with Dominika and DNA could simply be described as one of the best and top best so far! Dominika stand out for me because she is super friendly and has magical ways to connect with others and keep them engaged and keen in sometimes lengthy recruitment processes”

Clinical Echocardiography Specialist at a global Medical Devices company hired through DNA in Dubai, UAE

“Thank you for the professional service experience. The service level I received stood head above all the other recruitment agencies I dealt with. I would highly recommend Dominika as a top agent to any person looking for a higher level of recruitment experience. Thank again for the great support you provided.”

Business Unit Manager, Critical Care at a Global Medical Devices company hired through DNA in Johannesburg, South Africa

“Not every day I meet people who are that much caring and interested in what they are doing. I should admit also quick answers and full support throughout the process and something that is usually called “aftercare”.”

Commercial Operations Manager at a Global Medical Devices company hired through DNA in Dubai, UAE

“My experience with DNA team was amazing, professional team who knows the process in detail and how to support their candidates.”

Regional Key Account Manager at a Global Medical Devices company hired through DNA in Riyadh, KSA

“In my professional experience so far I’ve not seen any recruiting company to value the candidates as I’ve felt with DNA Recruitment. I can confidently say that DNA Recruitment knows how important it is for a candidate who’s looking for a better or a new opportunity and makes sure they are with you throughout the hurdles.”

Financial Controller at a Global Medical Devices company hired through DNA in Dubai, UAE

“It is very reassuring when contact is made exactly when expected, and all the process issues are either anticipated or responded quickly. The communication from Karolina was always respectful and genuinely friendly. At all times I was confident of complete transparency. The words: expertise, professionalism, transparency and friendliness characterize my experience with DNA. For these reasons I provide a strong recommendation and look forward to future collaboration.”

Product Specialist at a Global Medical Device company hired through DNA in Jeddah, KSA

“I have dealt with numerous agencies in the past and did not have great experiences...DNA restored my faith in agencies! I would always happily recommend DNA to anyone pursuing their ideal career as I am confident that they will experience a smooth and supportive journey!"

Regional Product Manager at a Global Medical Devices company hired through DNA in Dubai, UAE

“I really would like to express my deep thanks to Barbara and DNA, as one of the most professional agencies I have dealt with. They were very precise and committed. DNA is one of the very credible company you will deal with.”

Country GM at a Global Medical Devices company hired through DNA in Riyadh, KSA

“I have worked with several recruitment consultants but haven't seen someone so remarkable as Karolina. Her commitment, passion for her work, and how she emotionally connects with candidates are extraordinary.

My engagement with DNA was entirely professional from the initial inquiry and throughout the recruitment process.

It is very reassuring when contact is made exactly when expected, and all the process issues are either anticipated or quickly responded to. Communication from Karolina was always respectful and genuinely friendly.

At all times, I was confident in complete transparency. The words: expertise, professionalism, transparency, and friendliness characterize my experience with DNA. For these reasons, I provide a strong recommendation and look forward to future collaboration.”

Product Specialist at a Leading MedTech Company hired through DNA in Jeddah, KSA

“DNA team has been an invaluable asset throughout the past six years of my career. Their exceptional expertise in recruiting top-tier talent across the MEAT region has not only resulted in finding ideal candidates for various roles but has also introduced me to remarkable individuals who have become cherished friends. Beyond their professional suitability, these candidates have exhibited exceptional character, ethics, and values.”

General Manager at a Fortune 500 science company

“I would like to thank you for everything you have done during the recruitment process.

You have reflected on yourself and DNA Recruitment very well by making everything go easily and smoothly. Therefore, I am very satisfied, and I am sure I will refer companies to work with DNA for an amazing experience.”

Key Account Manager at a Global Medical Devices company hired through DNA in Riyadh, KSA