Oliver Wyman appoints four new Partners in Dubai office

10 December 2018 Consultancy-me.com

Management consultancy Oliver Wyman has admitted four new members to its partnership ranks in Dubai, along with one addition in Istanbul.

Among a worldwide cohort of 28 new partners promoted by global strategy and management consultancy Oliver Wyman to mark the end of the year, the firm’s Dubai branch has expanded its ranks with the addition of Lindy Kouyoumji, Stephen Clements, Bruno Sousa and Jad Haddad. Sadik Gencoglan, meanwhile, has been elevated to partner in Oliver Wyman’s office in Istanbul.

A wholly owned subsidiary of the Marsh & McLennan Companies alongside human capital firm Mercer, Oliver Wyman has been active in the Middle east for more than 20 years, operating from bases in Saudi Arabia (established in 2010), Kuwait (est. 2013 – as a joint venture under the name Tri International Consulting Group) and its oldest office in Dubai, launched in 2005.

Since then, the firm has grown its regional partner roster to at least two dozen (including Dubai-based consultant Luis Cirne who crossed from Delta Partners last year), with its Dubai branch set to increase its number by four at the beginning of the New Year with the latest round of elevations. Lindy Kouyoumji, Jad Haddad, Stephen Clements and Bruno Sousa have all been promoted from within, each serving upwards of four years at the firm.Five appointments for Oliver Wyman in Dubai-Istanbul

Lindy Kouyoumji

Among the new partners Kouyoumji has been with Oliver Wyman the longest, joining the firm six and a half years ago after likewise crossing from rival consultancy Delta Partners. Earlier in her career, Kouyoumji gained experience in the auditing division of EY in Lebanon, before ultimately spending over four and a half years as a senior associate with Delta serving clients in the telecom and media sectors across the Middle East and Africa.

Jad Haddad

Specialised in digital strategy acceleration, advanced analytics, mergers & acquisitions and pricing, with experience in TMT sector among others, Haddad has been with Oliver Wyman for a shade over six years, after, again, having crossed from Delta Partners – where he worked as a management consultant for over three and a half years following a Bachelor of Electrical and Computer Engineering with the American University of Beirut.

Bruno Sousa

An MBA graduate of INSEAD, Sousa has spent four years in the energy practice at Oliver Wyman and six years in the region in total, arriving via Portugal and Brazil through a transfer with strategy and management firm A.T. Kearney – who he was employed with for seven and a half years. Earlier, following a Bachelor of Business in Lisbon, Sousa spent nearly three years as an associate at BCG in Portugal and Spain.

Stephen Clements

Another former Delta Partners senior associate, for four years between 2006 and 2010, Clements has since served one-to-two year periods as Group Director Performance Manager for Etisalat and as Group Strategy and Business Development Director for fellow telco LAP GreeN, split with a prior stint with Oliver Wyman as an engagement manager in 2013 – rejoining the firm close to four and a half years ago. Clements holds an MBA from London Business School.

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