BCG relocates to new office in DWTC's One Central development in Dubai

28 September 2018 3 min. read

The Dubai branch of The Boston Consulting Group has shifted its operations to the Dubai World Trade Centre’s mixed-use One Central development.

As announced by the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), the local branch of prestigious global strategy and management firm The Boston Consulting Group has taken up residence in a freshly designed 66,000 square foot office spread across the sixth and seventh floor DWTC’s One Central Offices 3 building, part of the $2.1 billion One Central mixed-use development in Dubai’s central business district.

Located next to the existing DWTC complex and still under development, with three commercial buildings already completed, the Once Central master-plan includes a mix of residential, hospitality and commercial space, with significant incentives for businesses due to sitting within a ‘free zone’ governed by the Dubai World Trade Centre Authority (DWTCA), such as with relaxed tax, licensing and ownership regulations.

“With this new home, we are at the epicenter of business districts. The move is of strategic importance and will provide our dynamic organisation with a more centralised position for future growth and development within world-class facilities,” BCG Middle East Senior Partner and Managing Director Hildebrandt said of the move from its former location in Office Park at Dubai Internet City Block D.BCG relocates to new office in DWTC's One Central development in DubaiOne of the firm’s three outlets in the GCC region, along with Abu Dhabi and Riyadh, the latter which was launched in 2015 and has since advised the Saudi government on a number of transformational projects including the landmark roll-out of public cinemas earlier this year, BCG first established its permanent regional presence with its Dubai launch in 2007 – at the time housing less than 30 consultants.

Since then, the firm’s regional operations have grown to a headcount in excess of 400 professionals, led by a team of 20-plus partners, including recent Managing Director additions Yves Morieux and Andreas Kyrilis to its People & Organization and Energy practices – with both based out of Dubai; Morieux transferring from the firm’s Washington branch, and Kyrilis having been in Dubai since 2009.

According to the DWTC, the BCG’s Dubai team of experts will now get to enjoy “exclusive access to a large terrace with views of Burj Khalifa, DIFC and The Museum of the Future”, along with an open environment office space said to have been specifically designed to reflect the firm’s ‘workplace philosophy of integration and collaboration’, with staff feedback having been taken into account during the design process.

“By attracting one of the world's leading advisors on business strategy to establish their Dubai office in One Central, we are reiterating both the development and Dubai's attractiveness to international corporates and businesses as an unrivalled platform from which they can expand their operations," said DWTCA director general Helal Saeed Almarri. Incidentally, DWTC Vice President for Corporate Strategy Diego Cortese is an alumnus of BCG in Dubai.