Aon Hewitt names Christopher Page CEO of Middle East and Africa

06 June 2017

Global professional services firm Aon Hewitt has named Christopher Page its new CEO of the Middle East and Africa. He succeeds Ray Everett, who has been appointed Global President of McLagan, Aon Hewitt’s consulting and benchmarking firm for the financial services industry. 

Chris Page has more than 18 years of consulting and industry experience in the UK and Middle East. He has worked with leading organisations, in the context of their human capital, to help them develop insight and deliver strategic, transformational and operational improvements to drive business performance. 

Prior to joining Aon Hewitt, the HR consultancy arm of Aon, he was CEO of AnteCurvae HR Consulting, a Dubai based consultancy he founded in October 2016. Prior to that, he led Mercer’s HR consulting business in the Middle East, working from the firm’s offices in Dubai and Riyadh. Page has been based in the Middle East since 2014 and before his move to Dubai in 2014, he spent 5 years with Big Four firm KPMG, latterly leading their People Services team in London and South East England.

Christopher Page, CEO Middle East and Africa, Aon Hewitt

Earlier in his career, Page worked for Vantis, as its Head of Employee Incentives, for Deloitte, as a Senior Manager in its executive compensation consulting practice, and for three law firms: Jones Day, Linklaters and Morgan Cole. 

Commenting on his appointment, Page remarked: “Aon Hewitt already has a strong presence in the Middle East, and I am excited to take on the challenge of further driving growth for the firm in this region. I will provide dedicated focus to the region, and look forward to working closely with our colleagues to deliver unmatched value to our clients.”

Ray Everett, who has been leading the Middle East operations since May 2016, said: “We welcome Chris to the new role and wish him every success. I'm confident that Chris will build upon our strong capabilities in Middle East and accelerate results for our clients, colleagues, and communities.”


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

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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.