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 European Office 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 17 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

CEEMEA Marketing Manager

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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"I am thrilled to share my positive experience with the Career Advancement Program and the exceptional support provided by the Career Management Team. Their communication and commitment stood out, always going the extra mile. Throughout, I explored dozens of companies, resulting in 4 interviews. Despite not securing a position, the exposure and opportunities were invaluable. The program expanded my network and provided insights into my strengths and desired role. It has been a smooth transition back into the job market, and I am eager to continue the program for another 12 weeks."

Leading Medical Devices Company, Saudi Arabia

DNA Recruitment’s Career Advancement Program definitely exceeded my expectations. I was introduced to over 30 Medical Devices companies across the Middle East: hiper-personalized approach, no generic emails sent in bulk. The good thing is that the coach has developed a tailored speccing strategy for me, which I appreciate. I secured 2 interviews within those 8 weeks. On top of that, I also got an external opportunity, partly thanks to the cooperation with the coach. She also offered me solid preparation for the interview, which resulted in successfully landing the job.

Leading Medical Devices Company, Lebanon

Having previously worked with DNA on a corporate level, their reputation as Life Sciences recruitment experts in the Middle East made them my first choice. From the very beginning, their comprehensive approach stood out, covering every aspect, from coaching to preparing that personalized brand strategy for me. I can tell for sure that the Career Advancement Program has extended my visibility across the region. The insights gained resulted in several interviews, one of which progressed to the final stage. However, I narrowly missed out on an internal candidate. Another time, I received an offer from a reputable Diagnostics company through their connections. Despite the tempting offer, I decided to continue my search for the perfect opportunity.

Fortune 500 Diagnostics Company, UAE