Oliver Wyman names Adel Alfalasi as Head of UAE business

22 March 2023 Consultancy-me.com 2 min. read

Global strategy and management consulting firm Oliver Wyman has appointed Adel Alfalasi as its new Head of UAE.

In the role, Adel Alfalasi leads Oliver Wyman’s business across its two offices in the UAE: in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. He succeeds Anshu Vats, who is taking on a senior advisor role with the firm at the global level.

Alfalasi has been with Oliver Wyman for over two years, most recently serving as Head of the Abu Dhabi office. He is a member of the Public Sector practice and is an expert on large-scale transformations and public sector excellence.

Adel Alfalasi, Head of UAE, Oliver Wyman

Alfalasi also leads Oliver Wyman’s Consultant Development Programme in the UAE, a 6-12 month programme that helps foster future talent by giving Emirati graduates hands-on consulting experience to help kick-start their careers.

Prior to joining Oliver Wyman, Alfalasi spent three years as a senior advisor at McKinsey & Company (in its Dubai office), and before that, he worked as an Executive Director in the UAE Prime Minister’s Office.

“Adel’s track record in leading large transformations, his strong expertise in the public sector, his insights into the complex universe of policymaking, and his deep knowledge of the UAE landscape equip him with a unique perspective that will help us deliver strong impact for clients across the Emirates. We have every confidence in his ability to oversee the business in the UAE, an incredibly important market to us,” said Pedro Oliveira, Managing Partner IMEA at Oliver Wyman.

Commenting on his new role, Alfalasi said: “What I love about my work is that we enact positive change while holding true to our values, which include striving for breakthroughs. That’s really the spirit of the UAE too. It’s an honour to be able to contribute to the economic growth of my country – and by extension its social growth – via the work I do.”

Alongside his role, Alfalasi serves on the board of Injaz, a non-profit organisation that works to boost entrepreneurship across the Arab world, and is currently writing a book on The New Silk Road with Hong Kong-based Oliver Wyman partner Ben Simpfendorfer.

Beyond the UAE, Oliver Wyman also has Middle East offices in Doha and Riyadh.