International technique consulting agency Bain & Firm has added two feminine companions to its management crew within the Center East: Karen Khalaf and Elif Koc.
Karen Khalaf has been promoted to companion internally. She has been with Bain & Firm for the reason that begin of her profession, becoming a member of the agency in 2013 after acquiring levels at Stanford College and Carnegie Mellon within the US.
“Working at Bain & Firm over the past ten years has been extremely rewarding,” mentioned Khalaf. “I’m honoured to take the subsequent step in my profession as a companion. I stay up for persevering with to assist our purchasers supply and execute offers, generate superior worth from their investments, and evolve their working fashions.”
A member of the Non-public Fairness and Sovereign Wealth Fund apply, Khalaf helps monetary buyers – sovereign wealth fund, non-public fairness, and different institutional investor purchasers – with providers together with fund technique formulation, new fund set-up, asset allocation, and working mannequin redesign. She additionally advises purchasers throughout mergers & acquisitions, offering due diligence and worth creation experience.
“I assist purchasers throughout the funding lifecycle – from technique and sourcing, to diligence, post-acquisition help and long-term worth creation,” mentioned Khalaf.
Along with her consumer work, Khalaf has been enthusiastic about variety, fairness, and inclusion all through her profession and champions Ladies@Bain within the Center East.
In the meantime, Elif Koc has been employed externally. She brings near fifteen years of expertise to Bain & Firm, most of which she gained in technique and administration consulting. After kicking off her profession in funding banking, she labored for a boutique consultancy earlier than rising the ranks at OC&C Technique Consultants to change into Affiliate Companion. Most lately, Koc was a companion at EY-Parthenon, the technique consulting wing of EY.
Additionally a companion within the Non-public Fairness and Sovereign Wealth Fund apply, Koc advises monetary buyers throughout the complete transaction cycle with a specific give attention to purchasers within the know-how, client merchandise, and retail sectors. Her predominant areas of experience embody buy-side and sell-side transaction technique, post-merger integration, post-acquisition worth creation, portfolio planning, funding and divestment methods, and natural development methods.
“I’m delighted to proceed my profession journey at a consultancy that fosters an inclusive and a supportive tradition and is persistently recognised as the most effective locations to work,” mentioned Koc, “The monetary and strategic funding sector is an important one within the Center East and I’m excited to be driving long-term worth creation for our purchasers.”
Koc holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Bilkent College and an MBA from London Enterprise Faculty.
Commenting on the double companion appointment, Tom De Waele, Managing Companion of Bain within the Center East, mentioned, “I’m actually proud to welcome these two distinctive feminine leaders to our companion crew. In step with our international management place because the advisor of alternative of personal fairness funds and monetary buyers, Karen and Elif will allow us to even higher cater for the fast-evolving wants of our purchasers within the area.”