Paul Carey and Charlotte Warburton join PA Consulting in Dubai

22 September 2015

PA Consulting Group has added two senior transport and logistics experts to its team in the Middle East. Paul Carey and Charlotte Warburton are both based in the firm’s Dubai office.

Paul Carey has been with PA Consulting Group since 2010, and has been based in Dubai since transferring from the firm’s London office in 2013. He has in the last three years worked for the Middle East’s leading aviation businesses, helping them solve complex challenges in organisation design, lean, large programme delivery and operational excellence. During his tenure in the UK, he worked with a range of FTSE100 companies. Prior to joining PA, Carey worked for financial services company Legal & General and AMP, a wealth management services provider. 

“I am inspired by the ambition and drive of leadership in Middle Eastern companies and working with some of the fastest growing companies in the world with a wide variety of nationalities and cultures is hugely rewarding for me. In my new role, I am looking forward to driving PA’s renewed focus in the transport and logistics sector, solving our clients’ most difficult challenges which will, in turn, promote growth, prosperity and development to the region’s economies,” said Carey. 

Paul Carey, Charlotte Warburton, Jason Harborow, PA Consulting

Charlotte Warburton joins PA from Advance, a UK based consulting firm that helps its customer grow their business and talent. Based in Qatar, Warburton led the firm’s Middle East projects, and prior to that, she worked for several companies in the region, including Abu Dhabi Oil Company, Majitek and Nakheel. She started her career in 2005 with Accenture, after graduating from Newcastle University in the UK.

Warburton has in recent years successfully delivered company strategies, business transformation, change programmes and project delivery support in the healthcare, infrastructure (rail and road), oil & gas, manufacturing and asset management sectors. “The opportunities within the Middle East infrastructure sector to help transform business are vast,” she remarked. “My experience in developing business models, designing organisational structures, setting up multi-cultural Joint Ventures and implementing change management plans will all be well utilised here with our portfolio of clients,” Warburton added.

Commenting on the two additions, Jason Harborow, Head of PA Consulting Group for the Middle East and North Africa, said: “Paul’s experience within aviation and Charlotte’s knowledge within rail and road infrastructure will serve them and their colleagues well in growing the transportation sector of the business. The contribution and value Paul and Charlotte offer their clients today stand them in good stead for future opportunities so that they can both make the most of their new roles.” 

PA Consulting Group has been operating in the Middle East region for the last 30 years, delivering more than 150 projects in 13 countries.

Carlos Ghosn's daughters get their career starts in strategy consulting

16 April 2019

With the Ghosn affair taking yet another twist, this time concerning allegations in Oman, the world’s media remains gripped.

A highly celebrated figure in Lebanon, the case of ex-Nissan and now ex-Renault head Carlos Ghosn has captivated the media round the world, with his re-arrest and detainment in Japan on further embezzlement charges last week – this time concerning allegations in Oman – delivering the latest twist in the saga. For his part, Ghosn continues to deny the charges, labeling the latest allegations of financial impropriety as “outrageous and arbitrary”.

Much of the media fascination stems from Ghosn’s remarkable story. Born to Lebanese immigrants in Brazil, Ghosn spent much of his youth in Lebanon before moving to Paris to pursue an engineering degree – and in almost no time arriving at the very top of the global automotive industry as a feted turn-around specialist, having rescued both Renault and Nissan from probable ruin. The other factor; a cultivated lifestyle of celebrity glamour.

Front and centre in that image was Ghosn’s young family, including a son Anthony and three daughters – Caroline, Maya and Nadine – who have all grown into their own spotlight in the international business and entrepreneurial worlds. And in line with that A-list background, all three of his daughters got their career starts at the crème de la crème of the strategy and management consulting world; prestigious MBB firms McKinsey & Company and BCG.The Ghosn family affair with the international consulting sector  The eldest Ghosn daughter, Caroline, joined McKinsey in 2007 following a BA in International Relations at Stamford University – before founding professional career network Levo in 2011 with three of her McKinsey associates. Her husband, Nicholas Flanders, CEO and co-founder of carbon reduction tech-company Opus 12, (and former COO of Levo), is likewise an alumnus of McKinsey – serving for three and a half years alongside Ghosn in the firm’s New York office.

Carlos Ghosn’s second daughter got her start at Boston Consulting Group.  A regonised name in luxury fashion as the founder and creative director of Nadine Ghosn Fine Jewelry, her brand counts and Beyoncé and the recently deceased fashion icon Karl Largerfeld among its celebrity clientele. At BCG, Nadine, who also graduated Stamford, served as an associate in the firm’s luxury and consumer goods practice before joining a management programme at Hermès.

Like her eldest sister, Ghosn’s youngest daughter Maya joined McKinsey’s New York office – spending over three years there as an engagement manager before departing in 2016. Maya is now Manager, Housing Affordability for the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative, founded by Mark Zuckerberg and Pricilla Chan to promote social equality. Incidentally, Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg, a former McKinsey consultant, has been a mentor to Caroline and also founded, where Maya first started out as an intern.

Carlos Ghosn’s son Anthony – who has now been embroiled in his father’s affair with accusations of money being funneled via Oman toward his financial services start-up, Shogun (where he is CEO but has not been accused of any direct involvement) – didn’t get his break at an MBB, but his step-brother, Anthony Marshi, the son of Carlos Ghosn’s second wife Carole Nahas, is a partner with BCG in New York according to French newspaper Le Figaro.