Donna Stephenson


Donna Stephenson

Founder & CEO

Donna Stephenson is the Founder and CEO of Emerald Zebra, a leading niche recruitment agency based in Limassol, Cyprus. With over 20 years of experience in the recruitment and human resources field, Donna has built a strong reputation as a successful businesswoman and industry leader. Her innovative approach and knowledge of the local market have helped Emerald Zebra become the go-to agency for specialised recruitment solutions in Cyprus across the fintech, tech, finops and gaming sectors.

As well as leading a truly exceptional team, Donna takes a hands-on approach to recruitment and is passionate about finding the right people for the right job. She ensures that the recruitment process is fair, transparent, and ethical. Donna's extensive network of connections reaches across continents, and she specialises in the recruitment of Executive/C-level, board, and NED appointments, as well as middle management roles and their functional reports.

In addition to recruitment services, Donna also provides coaching, CV writing, and LinkedIn profile writing. She holds a BSc in European Business & Technology from a UK University and is an ENTP according to the Myers Briggs 2019 assessment.

From England and trained at one of the most successful recruiting businesses in the world, Donna achieved her first recruitment office in the UK at the age of 27. Donna moved to Cyprus in 2003, and later founded, directed and achieved successful share sale exits in several businesses within the recruiting and business outsourcing sectors in Cyprus during 2005-2018. Donna is well versed in advising boards for corporate hiring, serving on HR committees and educational development groups (Cyprus Investment Funds Association (CIFA, HR/Training Committee), Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments, CISI, London/Cyprus). She has been a panel and keynote speaker at various industry conferences, including HR panels, iFX Cyprus, Forex Expo, and iFX Dubai.

Donna and her team at Emerald Zebra are dedicated to providing quality recruitment services for all hiring needs. The team is highly experienced, motivated, commercially astute, and committed to business ethics, quality, and innovation.