Environmental consultancy Trinity Consultants opens office in Doha

09 August 2012 Consultancy-me.com

International environmental consulting firm Trinity Consultants has opened a new office in Doha, Qatar, the firm’s second in the region. 

The move by Trinity Consultants, which executes over 2,000 environmental consulting projects annually, primarily focusing on air quality regulatory issues affecting industrial facilities, comes 1,5 years after it first set foot in the Middle East with the launch of an office in Bahrain. “We have made great strides in the Middle East over the past 18 months, assisting industrial clients on issues such as greenhouse gas emissions management, EH&S management information systems, air dispersion studies of industrial pollutants, and environmental training,” commented Jay Hofmann, Trinity’s President and CEO. 

With the new Doha office, the environmental consultancy will be able to work more closely with clients locally in Ras Laffan, Mesaieed, and Dukhan Industrial Cities, three hubs which house many of the firm’s most important Middle Eastern clients. 

Environmental consultancy Trinity Consultants opens office in Doha

To head the new wing, Hofmann has appointed Arun Kanchan, a Principal Consultant and 22-year environmental veteran. Kanchan previously managed Trinity’s US operations in New Jersey, Dallas, and Southern California. He has a Bachelors degree in mechanical engineering from the Manipal Institute of Technology, a Masters degree in engineering management from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

Kanchan remarked, “Beyond its commitment to environmental protection, Qatar is a leader in climate change accounting and reporting programs amongst the GCC nations. In addition to our consulting work in Qatar, we believe that the professional environmental training that Trinity is able to provide will help equip local industry with the education they need to maintain this leadership role as the nation embarks on its Qatar National Vision 2030 with its special emphasis on environmental protection and sustainability.”

Asked how he believes the firm will be able to differentiate itself from its competitors, Kanchan noted, “We are unique in that we offer a valuable blend of environmental consulting, environmental management information systems, on-site placement of experts, and training for a market that needs exactly these types of services.”

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Global strategy consultancy CVA launches first Middle East office in Dubai

10 April 2019 Consultancy-me.com

The boutique global strategy consultancy Corporate Value Associates has launched an office in Dubai – to be led by 20-year consulting veteran Olivier Staub.

Global strategy consulting firm Corporate Value Associates (CVA) has launched its first Middle East office in Dubai, adding to its existing network of 17 offices across Europe, the US and Asia Pacific. The new office will be led by Olivier Staub, a strategy consulting veteran with over 20 years of international consulting and business development experience – the last 14 of those based out of Dubai.

Established in 1987, CVA has grown to a team of more than 250 advisors worldwide, serving  clients with strategy needs across multiple sectors, including energy & utilities, financial services, mining & materials, TMT, transportation and defence. Recently, the consultancy was named by Decideurs Magazine as among the top strategy consulting firms to the industrials segment in France.

The launch of its first Middle East office is a significant step for CVA, which places a particular emphasis on its global network. “We ensure that learnings from work in one country are quickly disseminated to others – best practices are transferred not just between industry practices, but also across geographies. Global staffing and training guarantee there is one global standard: the CVA standard,” the firm states.Global strategy consultancy CVA launches first Middle East office in DubaiJoined by CVA founder Paul-Andre Rabate and Paris-based partner Carole Ott for its inauguration, Staub will head up the Dubai office after a brief stint at fellow boutique consultancy Emerton, before which he served for four years as a partner with local strategy firm Novo Management Partners. Earlier in his career, Staub spent seven years with Oliver Wyman, and initially started out as a consultant with Deloitte in Paris.

Over the course of his career, Staub has amassed experience in over 20 countries in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia, with functional expertise in corporate and growth strategy, M&A and due diligence, turnaround programmes and programme management, organisational design, and corporate governance among other areas. He also co-founded e-commerce company Neodirect in Paris, serving as its business development director for three years.

Staub joins Sami Grouz in the broader MENA region, who has led the firm’s Casablanca office since the middle of last year, and will be supported in the new UAE venture by Thomas Fabbes, an Oxford graduate in Materials Science who has been with CVA’s London office since September. According to the firm, its junior consultants are ‘hand-picked’ from the only the top universities and schools around the world – with the firm currently in the middle of a recruitment drive.

CVA founder and Managing Partner Paul-Andre Rabate himself received a doctoral degree in Business Economics from Harvard University, joining BCG in 1978 before co-founding strategy consultancy Mars & Company in France the following year prior to establishing CVA. “CVA has always been a global boutique and this new office opens the door to exciting challenges in the Middle-East,” the firm stated on LinkedIn. “Olivier, we wish you the best of luck in this central region.”