Hasan Shafi joins Arthur D. Little as a partner in Dubai

15 April 2021 Consultancy-me.com 2 min. read

Arthur D. Little has appointed a new Partner in its Energy & Utilities and Chemicals practices: Hasan Shafi.

The new Dubai-based Partner brings over 25 years of experience across sectors including energy, chemicals, resources, agri-business and industrial to the global strategy consulting firm. Prior to joining Arthur D. Little, Shafi was a Partner at Kearney in its Kuala Lumpur office, having previously worked as a principal at Kearney in Australia for a decade between 2000 and 2010. 

In between, Shafi was Vice President of Corporate Development and Planning at specialty chemicals company Nuplex Industries, and a Principal at Bain & Company in its Sydney office. In his formative days, he led technology service operations as the lead engineer for Schlumberger in the Asia-Pacific region.

Hasan Shafi, Partner, Arthur D. Little

Shafi specialises in corporate portfolio and growth strategies, large-scale performance transformation, mergers & acquisitions and post-merger integration. He also has extensive experience with helping clients with their digital and energy transition agendas, and is passionate for emerging technologies including artificial intelligence, blockchain and advanced analytics. 

“Hasan’s extensive experience across multiple industries and territories will prove to be a great asset to Arthur D. Little. In particular, as a pragmatic strategist who has designed and delivered large scale transformation programs for companies in the oil & gas and chemicals sectors, he is a natural fit for our Energy & Utilities and Chemicals practices,” said Thomas Kuruvilla, Middle East Managing Partner of Arthur D. Little. 

Commenting on his new challenge, Shafi said, “The energy and utilities sector is going through a major upheaval, with climate change in particular acting as a driving force. Regional oil & gas markets have been subject to a series of damaging price fluctuations, while wind and solar continue to become ever more popular methods of energy generation.”

“At the same time, utilities are still adjusting to both new types of consumer demand and the challenges of distributing power in the digital age. The industry needs to develop business models that reflect these changes, and I believe that Arthur D. Little has a key role to play in making this happen.”