Team

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Nicole Debson

Director & Founder

With 30 years in recruitment, a genuine interest in people and a desire to help forge careers, Nicole has built ABL on the principle of making businesses better and that little bit more international. Seeking to help candidates navigate their career path; to help clients find the ideal employee, her hands on approach is what has moulded our company. Fluent in French, with good Spanish, and a Masters in Industrial Relations & Personnel Management, you'll find Nicole thumbing through her well-worn copy of Jack London's White Fang, her all-time favourite book.

nicole@ablrecruitment.com

James Munro

Director

Having been with ABL since 1992, James has become an integral part of ABL’s growth and success; a huge influence on how we have diversified and what we are today. With a BA in French, James specialises in dealing with our francophones, taking a vested interest in all of our new recruits and ensuring that our company’s standards are always upheld. With a competitive spirit and determination to succeed, he maintains close relationships with all both our clients and candidates, that’s when he’s not watching the cricket of course.

james@ablrecruitment.com

Tracy Durrant

Managing Director

Tracy is our Managing Director. With over 17 years in recruitment consultancy, her fantastic ability to deal with people is what has helped develop ABL as well as those she works with at the Prince’s Trust. Having offered her expertise for editorials in The Times and The Evening Standard, in 2008 Tracy came runner up in the Business Women of Achievement Awards and now endeavours to use her interpersonal skills to see the reputation of ABL grow and grow. One day you’ll find her relaxing on the beaches of the Far East or in that cottage in Cornwall if she gets a chance.

tracy@ablrecruitment.com

CJ Arlot-Cheng

A speaker of Dutch, French and Mandarin, and with a BA in English, it's no surprise that CJ finds herself leading our Temps & Translations team. Having worked in Shanghai, Paris and now here in London, she's well travelled and with a keen eye for uncovering local delights. A great listener and a sharp mind, CJ liaises between clients and candidates to find roles which will suit everyone. With a fondness for her adoptive city, she loves to explore the inner workings of the capital, ever hopeful of finding that next new pizza place.

cj@ablrecruitment.com

Ilona Drob

The Senior Consultant for our Permanent Staffing team, Ilona speaks Polish and Italian along with basic German, Spanish and Russian. With a BSc in Business, she specialises in recruitment for the e-commerce, luxury, IT & software and media sectors. A natural problem solver, Ilona’s perseverance, dedication and positive attitude make her adept at understanding the needs of our clients; finding the right candidates to fill full time positions. A keen cook, you may one day see her rising soufflés on Polish Masterchef, or listening to desert rock along route 66.

ilona@ablrecruitment.com

Aslam Ibrahim

Very much a people person, Aslam speaks both Hebrew and Arabic and focuses on temporary recruitment consultation. Excellent at orchestrating business meetings, developing advertising campaigns, interviewing and shortlisting top candidates, Aslam is a fundamental piece of our puzzle. Specialising in understanding what’s required of candidates within sales, customer support, office support, research, media and marketing, Aslam is keen cook and loves nothing more than tinkering with recipes until he’s got them just right.

aslam@ablrecruitment.com

Mariola Krause

Our Russian conversationalist and Poland native, Mariola's skills as a mentor make her a truly fantastic recruitment consultants. With a degree in Psychology and diplomas in Business Management, Executive PA and Life Coaching, she helps our recruits understand what they want for themselves from life. With a broad background in marketing, administration and customer service, Mariola has an excellent understanding of what is required of candidates. A true adrenaline junkie, someday in the future she'll take that bungee jump and climb Kilimanjaro!

mariola@ablrecruitment.com

Karolina Musiol

With MSc in Sociology of Labour, and fluent in her native Polish as well as German, Italian and Russian, Karolina is the newest member of the ABL team. Karolina’s work experiences span continental Europe, and her main drivers are to help people find success, qualities that are invaluable as a language recruitment consultant. Self motivated and determined, you will often find her rereading the poetry of Jan Jakub Twardowski or watching Juventus in her spare time.

karolina@ablrecruitment.com

Joan Arasa

Joan is originally from Barcelona, and most of his career has been dedicated in an international education company, both within sales and operations. He studied in Spain and France and has been living in the UK for over two years. Besides English, he speaks Spanish, Catalan and French. Experienced in the hotel, travel and education industry he has had extensive involvement in internal recruitment. He is passionate about people and languages, and particularly interested in international relations. A fervent traveller and interested in culture, has been in more than 25 countries. From the first moment he visited London, over 7 years ago, he felt in love with the city and decided that would live here one day.

joan@ablrecruitment.com

Jiang Rong

Jiang graduated from a BA in English Linguistics and Literature at Qingdao Technology University in China and has an MA in the same subject from Ghent University in Belgium. She moved to London in 2016 and has been working in Sales, focusing on the Chinese market, since then. At ABL, she is dedicated to use that experience to grow the China Desk.

jiang@ablrecruitment.com

Ridha Ben Abdeljelil

Our financial manager, Ridha is a our well travelled expert in monetary matters. Learned in all things fiscal, he comes equipped with a Master’s in Economics and Management. Speaking both French and Arabic, our Tunisian native oft finds himself ensnared by the works of Charles Exbrayat when he's not handling our temps payroll and accounts. It's his dream to one day retire to a private island, with a library stocked high and wide with the books of old.

ridha@ablrecruitment.com

Anouk Beaujon-Pouradier

Anouk’s Master’s in Languages and Business Administration and background in customer service make her the ideal recruitment consultant. Dedicated to achieving her goals, she is career driven native French speaker with fluency in Spanish. You’ll always find Anouk sporting her passport, and delving into the Catalan markets of Barcelona. That’s when she’s not watching Polina Semionova at the ballet or dipping into the Bibliothèque de la Pléiade.

anouk@ablrecruitment.com