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Nassif Kazan

Global Learning Deployment & Client Manager, EMEA | nxt ARC


Driven by true inquisitiveness, Nassif Kazan is a seasoned executive based in Dubai and is renowned for his expertise in leadership assessment and development across various industries and from a global perspective. With a relentless commitment to fostering a positive and sustainable impact in all his professional endeavors, Nassif has amassed nearly 20 years of experience as a trusted advisor in leadership advisory and talent and team development. His influence has been instrumental in both private and public sectors, shaping the future of leadership.

Before launching nxtARC, a practice dedicated to leadership development, Nassif set an exceptional standard as the inaugural member of the Leadership Advisory Services (LAS) team in the Middle East at Egon Zehnder, the world’s foremost executive recruitment firm. During his tenure, he not only activated the LAS value proposition within the region but also made substantial contributions to executive assessments. His outstanding reputation as a go-to expert in development and executive coaching speaks to his unwavering dedication.

Prior to his pioneering role at Egon Zehnder, Nassif was the global learning deployment and client manager for The Coca-Cola Company across the EMEA region. In this pivotal role, he assumed responsibility for implementing customized development solutions for more than 1,000 leaders across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

He also loves to get people excited about his passion for learning and makes it a point to always give 100 percent to the work he delivers, ensuring all his learning experiences are empowering and resonate with people. His journey exemplifies a deep commitment to shaping leaders and organizations toward excellence, fostering sustainable impact, and driving innovation in the leadership development landscape.

Nassif holds an MBA with a specialization in strategy and human resources from the IE Business School in Madrid, Spain. He is a distinguished member of ATD, where he continues to serve as a global master facilitator. He is also a trained Co-Active coach and holds multiple certifications for bespoke assessment tools such as the 16pf and the Hogan suite.

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