Arthur D. Little elevates Carlo Stella to partner in Dubai

18 March 2020 3 min. read

Global management consultancy Arthur D. Little continues to make partnership promotions across the world, with Dubai-based consultant Carlo Stella among the latest admissions.

The world’s oldest management consulting firm Arthur D. Little continues to refresh its partnership team via a string of recent admissions, including through the promotion of Dubai-based Energy and Utilities consultant Carlo Stella. As per the latest partnership committee assessment, Stella has been elevated alongside fellow internal promotions Ben van der Schaaf of the firm’s Boston office and Lars Riegel in Austria.

A member of the firm’s Energy & Utility and Strategy & Organisation practices, Stella has been with Arthur D. Little now for nearly fifteen years, originally joining in Italy on the back of a dual masters’ degree in mechanical engineering from the Politecnico di Torino and the University of Illinois at Chicago. Seven years ago he relocated as a manager with ADL to the Middle East, before being elevated to principal the following year.

Described as having been instrumental in supporting the development of strong client relationships in the Middle East region (and in turn credited with significant revenue generation), Stellar has during his time at the consultancy served on projects in numerous locales, including in China, Europe and Iran, as well throughout the GCC – a region he first experienced as a participant in ADL’s international mobility programme.

Carlo Stella, Partner at Arthur D Little

Since joining the firm, Stellar has developed expertise in energy & utilities segments such as network management, utilities contribution to national fiber development, and waste management, and has broader experience in strategy definition, organisational design, transformation programmess and sustainability across multiple industries, including private equity, travel, FMCG, manufacturing, and financial services.

Stella’s promotion to ADL’s partnership follows a run of recent external additions, both in the Middle East and abroad. These include a trio of high-profile Dubai-based recruits in Philippe De Backer, Adham Sleiman and Dhiraj Joshi – bringing backgrounds from Bain & Company, Booz Allen, PwC and KPMG – and, also this month, Arnaud Jouron in Paris, who returns to the firm after two decades with a chunk of the interval spent at McKinsey.

Meanwhile, elected alongside Stellar were two further partners; Lars Riegel and Ben van der Schaaf. A member of ADL’s Telecommunications, Information, Media and Electronics practice in Austria, Riegel first joined the firm’s Vienna office in 2008, while Healthcare & Life Sciences consultant and pharmaceuticals expert Van der Schaaf has been with ADL in Boston since the end of 2015, crossing to the firm after 15 years spent at PA Consulting.

“I would like to congratulate Carlo, Ben and Lars on their achievements and promotions to Partner,” commented Arthur D. Little Chairman and CEO Ignacio García Alves. “Each of them has showed passion and dedication to both their clients and the firm, always offering innovative and pragmatic solutions whilst upholding ADL’s ethos. On behalf of the firm, I wish them every success as they embark on their new roles as Partner.”