"Iran’s economy is a mixture of central planning, state ownership of oil, village agriculture, and small-scale private trading and service ventures. So it seems like an unusual outpost for a recruiter. But Alexander Hughes’ Iranian office has now officially opened for business. Shayan Shadfar and Christophe Laurent-Atthalin are managing the new operation. CEO Julien Rozet, Mr. Shadfar and Mr. Laurent-Atthalin said in a joint statement: 'Our offices in Tehran show the very strong interest of the global economic world in the Iranian market. We are proud to be the first global executive search firm returning to Iran to support businesses here in finding top talent for their great ventures in this promising country.'" (Hunt Scanlon Media, "Alexander Hughes Opens in Iran," 2/26/2017).