Describing itself as in progress mode, the Center East department of world administration consultancy Oliver Wyman has launched a brand new workplace in Abu Dhabi – taking its regional whole to 4.
World administration consultancy Oliver Wyman has expanded its Center East footprint with a brand new workplace in Abu Dhabi. The consulting agency has had a presence within the UAE capital for greater than a decade and a half, however says that the institution of a devoted outlet displays its native progress and dedication to the Emirate. The launch follows quickly after the agency’s acquisition of Booz Allen Hamilton’s MENA consulting enterprise.
“Larger proximity to our native shoppers will allow us to collaborate with them much more effectively and successfully, while additionally higher embedding us within the cloth of the neighborhood we serve,” stated accomplice Adel Alfalasi, who will head up the brand new workplace. “Abu Dhabi is on a journey to change into a world enterprise hub in a knowledge-based economic system – we wholeheartedly assist that imaginative and prescient and are excited to be contributing to that trajectory.”
Positioned within the Nations Towers growth on the southern finish of The Corniche, Oliver Wyman’s want for a everlasting Abu Dhabi base was evident judging by a current flurry of native exercise. This 12 months alone the agency has launched a neighborhood graduate advisor program, whereas additionally supporting a authorities reskilling program and that includes amongst a cohort of consultancies offering pro-bono work for social impression organisation Ma’an.
The brand new Abu Dhabi workplace joins different regional bricks and mortar retailers in Dubai, Dohar and Riyadh, with the agency stating that it had grown greater than six-fold throughout its IMEA (India, Center East and Africa) area over the previous decade. Different everlasting IMEA areas embody Johannesburg, Mumbai and Delhi, whereas the agency now has a world community spanning greater than 70 cities throughout 30 nations, with a headcount in extra of 6,000 consultants.
A sizeable variety of these joined the agency upon its April buy of Booz Allen Hamilton’s technique and administration consulting enterprise in MENA, together with recently-announced companions Ziad Zacca, Ziad Nasrallah, Souheil Moukaddem, Ziad Moukarzel, Sabri Hamade, Joseph Mazloum, and Johnny Ayoub. This addition of experience throughout numerous sectors akin to vitality and monetary companies the agency says is a part of its progress mode.
Commenting on the launch of the brand new workplace, Oliver Wyman’s IMEA regional managing accomplice Pedro Oliveira stated; “Governments throughout the area are pursuing a few of the most bold financial transformation programmes on the planet, aimed toward progress by way of diversification. As our shoppers’ wants evolve, we’re happy to be increase our capability to fulfill these wants and assist them harness new alternatives”.