Nadya Abdulla Kamali leads Accenture in the UAE

12 March 2021 2 min. read

Global consulting and technology giant Accenture has hired Nadya Abdulla Kamali externally to lead its operations in the United Arab Emirates.

“We are proud to welcome Nadya to lead one of our key markets in the region – the UAE,” said Alexis Lecanuet, a 25-year Accenture veteran who leads the firm’s Middle East division

Nadya Abdulla Kamali brings 27 years of experience spanning diverse industries to her new role. Prior to joining Accenture – “one of the most highly esteemed global professional services companies in the world” she said – Kamali was Chairperson and Managing Director of DUTECH and CEO of Customs World, where she latterly led the delivery of the Dubai Silk Road Strategy.

Abdulla Kamali, Country Managing Director for UAE, Accenture

Earlier in her career the MBA graduate [American University of Sharjah] held leadership positions with Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, DP World, and Emirates Global Aluminum, having previously grown the ranks at Dubai Municipality and Dubai Petroleum. 

Holding the reins, Kamali has been tasked with realising Accenture’s “business ambition” in the UAE, leading client delivery and the internal operations, and driving growth in key strategic sectors including healthcare and public services. 

“We aim to expand our client base and capabilities in the country, creating unparalleled advanced solutions that support sustainable socio-economic growth,” she said.

Meanwhile, Lecanuet added that Kamali will serve as a role model for many of Accenture’s women (and men) within the organisation. “Nadya will help us grow the next generation of local leaders, setting a strong foundation for Accenture to serve clients and communities in the Middle East. We are delighted to have her on board and look forward to sharpening our focus on female leadership development and empowerment.” 

Accenture has been active in the Middle East for over a decade. Its UAE offices are in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.