Raymond Khoury new ADL Middle East Technology & Innovation leader

24 May 2019 Consultancy-me.com

Global management firm Arthur D. Little has appointed Raymond Khoury to lead its Technology & Innovation Management (TIM) practice in the Middle East.

Joining as a firm as a partner based out of Beirut, global management consultancy Arthur D. Little has appointed senior executive Raymond Khoury to lead its Middle Eastern Technology & Innovation Management (TIM) practice. Khoury crosses from a Senior Technology advisory role with the World Bank Group, prior to which he spent over a decade with Booz Allen Hamilton and Booz & Company.

“Raymond has an impressive track record in leading transformation programmes that have delivered enhanced operational performance and service delivery excellence,” commented Arthur D. Little Chairman and Chief Executive Ignacio García Alves. “I am delighted to welcome him to ADL as we expand our team in the Middle East and address the growing market opportunity in the area.”

Graduating from Northeastern University with a BS in Civil Engineering way back in 1983, Khoury has amassed more than three decades of experience in the IT arena – and since added an engineering degree and Masters in Civil Engineering from MIT to his academic credentials, as well as having completed his doctorate in the field of applied artificial intelligence with the esteemed technology institute.ADL appoints Raymond Khoury as Middle East Technology & Innovation leaderStarting out as an engineering information technology consultant, Khoury from 1994 spent over four years as a Senior Technology Advisor to Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, before spending nearly eight years based out of Lebanon as senior United Nations Develop Program (UNDP) advisor for large-scale technology-driven government modernisation programmes in the Middle East – joining Booz Allen in 2006.

At Booz, where he was initially a Senior Associate in firm’s Information Technology Group, Khoury continued to lead large-scale e-Government strategy development and implementation projects, before becoming a Partner and Vice President for the Digital Business & Technology practice of Booz & Company until its 2014 sale to PwC – whereupon he continued with Booz Allen as an Executive Vice President.

Now, Khoury, who is a frequent speaker at regional and international conferences and forums and has published extensively on innovation, will in his new role be tasked with expanding ADL’s regional footprint by increasing the reach of its TIM practice in the Middle East and deepening relationships with leading regional clients in both the public and private sectors.

“Arthur D. Little has a global reputation for the quality of its consultancy and ability to deliver practical innovation strategies to its clients,” Khoury said of joining what is considered the world’s oldest management consultancy. “The company’s goals and thinking match my own belief that disruptive digital innovation will be at the heart of future business competitiveness, and I look forward to contributing to ADL’s future growth.”

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