Supply chain consultancy Miebach Consulting launches Dubai office

15 February 2017

Miebach Consulting, an international supply chain consulting firm, has opened an office in Dubai. To head the new operation, the German headquartered consultancy has promoted Julian Maasmann.

Founded in 1973, in Frankfurt, Germany, Miebach Consulting today is one of the globe’s larger specialised supply chain consultancies, with 350 employees working from offices in over twenty countries. 

Following a number of years in which Miebach Consulting has been working in the region through its office in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, supported by resources from its European network, the consulting firm has now moved into Dubai to open an on-the-ground operation, its second in the Middle East. “Our supply chain engineering team in Dubai supports local and global companies and collaborates closely with our office in Saudi Arabia. The strategic positioning of this location benefits our clients in the entire Gulf region and extends our presence in Middle East, Africa and Asia” said Julian Maasmann, the Managing Director of the new office.

Supply chain consultancy Miebach Consulting launches Dubai office

Maasmann has been with Miebach Consulting since 2012, and has led and contributed to dozens of projects in the FMCG, retail, manufacturing, fashion and automotive industries. His expertise lies is supply chain design and optimisation, warehouse design and material flow planning, make or buy, inventory optimisation, sales and operations planning and demand planning. In 2015 he first set foot in the Middle East for Miebach Consulting, working for a large client in the United Arab Emirates, and building on his track record, the firm has provided a clear vote of confidence in his capabilities by promoting him to head of the Dubai hub. 

Commenting on the outlook for the consultancy in Dubai and the Middle East, Maasmann said, “Dramatic growth in both regions during the past few years has significantly increased the need for cost-efficient and state-of-the-art supply chains and warehouses. Leveraring our deep expertise and industry experience, Miebach is well positioned to help clients optimise their supply chains.” 

Jürgen Hess, the firm’s CEO, added, “The goal of the internationalisation is to provide optimal consulting services to our customers within a worldwide network, and based on global standards. We are glad that our offered services are being well received in Dubai.”

In Saudi Arabia, the region’s largest consulting market, Miebach Consulting operates through a strategic partnership with local business advisory Xenel.

Global strategy consultancy CVA launches first Middle East office in Dubai

10 April 2019

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.”