Roland Berger promotes Pierre Samaties to partner

25 January 2022 2 min. read
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A year after joining Roland Berger as a Senior Advisor, Pierre Samaties has now been admitted into the firm’s partnership.

The new partner brings close to two decades of experience in consulting and management in the energy, venture investment and tech industry to the global strategy consulting firm, which operates with five offices in the Middle East (Beirut, Doha, Dubai, Manama and Riyadh).

Based in Dubai, Samaties is a member of the firm’s Energy & Utility practice (alongside fellow partners Hani Tohme and Vatche Kourkejian) and is the Global co-Head of the firm’s freshly launched Crypto Economy wing (together with Feroz Sanaulla).

Roland Berger promotes Pierre Samaties to partner

“We are very excited to announce the appointment of Pierre to our Middle East leadership team,” said René Seyger, the Dutchman who has been leading the consultancy in the region since 2018.

Formerly the Managing Partner and CEO of RWE’s and innogy’s Management Consulting and venture investment business in the Middle East, Samaties joined Roland Berger at the start of last year (together with a number of his senior colleagues).

Prior to that, he managed the strategy development and transformation program for Abu Dhabi’s transmission & distribution sector at AD Power and TAQA in the UAE. Samaties also brings extensive experience as a board member and advisor of various international energy transition, smart city and crypto startups.

The new partner specialises in strategic, (digital) transformation and operational topics, and serves energy players across the value chain and its ecosystem. Alongside traditional energy, he also has extensive experience with energy transition related topics including decarbonisation strategy, renewable energy, energy trading and digital energy ventures.

Alongside the energy focus, Samaties brings unique experience in the crypto, digital assets and blockchain sector to firm and supports clients in formulating their crypto economy strategy, developing investment opportunities and implementing use cases.

Pierre Samaties holds an MBA in General Management, a Bachelor in Information Technology and several executive certificates in Strategy, Artificial Intelligence, Venture Investment and Digital Transformation from renowned business schools, including MIT Sloan School.