Arthur D. Little promotes Lokesh Dadhich to partner in Dubai

22 March 2021 2 min. read
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Fourteen years after joining the global management consultancy, UAE-based Lokesh Dadhich has been admitted into Arthur D. Little’s partnership.

A member of Arthur D. Little’s Telecommunication, Information, Media & Electronics and Operation Management practices in the Middle East with a focus on strategy, organisation, sales & marketing and digital transformation, Lokesh Dadhich first joined the consulting firm in 2007, having previously spent six years in the consultancy wings of Hewlett Packard and Tech Mahindra.

Project highlights for regional players during his tenure with Arthur D. Little include defining and implementing a company-wide operating model to support a big data monetisation strategy, developing a FTTx (broadband architecture for last mile telecommunications) strategy and roll-out plan weighing up market and competitive scenarios, and devising a marketing analytics solution using the latest in customer relationship management and data warehousing technologies.

Arthur D. Little promotes Lokesh Dadhich to partner in Dubai

“I would like to congratulate Lokesh. His promotion is richly deserved and a recognition of the vital contribution that he has made to our company,” said Thomas Kuruvilla, Middle East Managing Partner of Arthur D. Little.

Dadhich’s promotion is part of a wider intake of seven new partners worldwide, which lifted Arthur D. Little’s partner size to above 100 for the first time in its history. Founded in 1986, the firm is considered the world’s oldest management consulting firm, ahead of Booz Allen Hamilton and Strategy& (founded in 1914 in the US).

Arthur D. Little has grown steadily since its return to independence in 2012, however it accelerated in the past five years, doubling its headcount to over 1,300 partners and consultants today. The Middle East unit has similarly been a growth during this period, materialising in the appointment of five partners in 2020 alone.

The firm’s other newest partners globally include Naoya Furuta (Operations Management), Trung Ghi (Energy & Utilities), Matteo Ainardi (Aerospace & Defense), Max Scherr (Strategy & Organisation), Marten Zieris (Strategy & Organisation) and Thuriaux-Alemán (Energy & Utilities).

“I welcome all seven as the first members of our ‘Generation 100’ partnership,” said Arthur D. Little’s chairman and CEO Ignacio García Alves. “We strive to employ and develop consultants who are both entrepreneurs and team players – as such, having over 100 partners truly is a momentous achievement.”