Andreas Buelow leads Arthur D. Little’s new Bahrain office

23 June 2021 2 min. read
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Arthur D. Little has appointed Andreas Buelow to head up its newly launched office in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

The global strategy and management consultancy has recruited former Roland Berger partner Andreas Buelow to lead its recently opened office in Bahrain. A financial services specialist with an earlier background in insurance, Buelow had been with Roland Berger for the best part of a decade, and has been based in the Kingdom since 2008. He joins Arthur D. Little in the Middle East as a partner.

Originally relocating to the region with Allianz as deputy chief financial officer of the global insurance giant’s MENA and South Asia office, where he co-managed the establishment of the company’s Islamic Insurance subsidiary Allianz Takaful, Buelow then spent two and a half years as managing partner of A9C Capital, a local investment fund focused on cutting-edge technologies.

Andreas Buelow, Partner, Arthur D. Little

From there he joined Roland Berger as a senior consultant in 2012, working his way up the ranks before ultimately making partner at the beginning of 2019, around which time he was tapped to head up the German management consultancy’s Insurance practice in the Middle East in addition to his role as Bahrain country manager. Altogether, Buelow spent nine and a half years at the firm.

Over his career, the German national has developed expertise in areas including the development and implementation of corporate strategies, transformation and cultural change in complex settings, operating models and governance of holding companies, and the digitalisation of insurance businesses and operating models. He holds an MBA from the International University of Monaco.

“We’re very pleased to welcome Andreas to Arthur D. Little. His in-depth experience of working in the financial services industry across the Middle East makes him an ideal candidate to run our newly launched office in Bahrain,” said Middle East managing partner Thomas Kuruvilla, who also pointed to Buelow’s recruitment and development of Bahraini consultants to drive local activities.

Buelow commented in response; “To deliver the best possible value to our clients, we need to combine our global perspective on trends with a deep understanding of the local business context. I’m really excited at the prospect of leading and developing a high-performing team in Bahrain that works across cultures and quickly delivers sustainable growth.”

Arthur D. Little has launched its Bahrain office with little apparent fanfare, although the consultancy has been active across the Middle East for more than 30 year. The firm also has offices in Lebanon, the UAE and Saudi Arabia.

According to the latest data available, Bahrain’s management consulting market is worth between $80 to $100 million.