Luis Cirne joins Oliver Wyman in Dubai from Delta Partners

06 November 2017 2 min. read

Global consulting firm Oliver Wyman has appointed Luis Cirne as a Partner in the Communications, Media and Technology (CMT) practice of its Middle East operations. Cirne, who joined the firm from rival Delta Partners, is based in the United Arab Emirates.

Luis Cirne has over 15 years of consulting industry experience, having contributed to dozens of strategic projects, large transformations and worked as direct advisor to Board members of multinationals. Prior to joining Oliver Wyman, with 4,500 professionals across 50+ cities across nearly 30 countries one of the globe’s larger management consulting firms, Cirne worked for Delta Partners, an international consultancy that specialises in telecom and infrastructure. He spent seven years with the firm, latterly in the role of partner, and previously worked for Oliver Wyman for three years.

Earlier in his career, Cirne served Portugal Telecom in an internal consulting role and DiamondCluster, a Chicago-based consulting firm that was acquired by Oliver Wyman in the summer of 2006. As part of the deal, which closed for a reported fee of around $30 million, 150 consultants to the telecommunications and high-tech industries across six offices (Paris, Munich, Madrid, Barcelona, Dubai, and Sao Paulo) transitioned to Oliver Wyman.

Luis Cirne, Partner Middle East. Oliver Wyman

Throughout his consulting career, Cirne has worked in Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa, serving mainly clients in the telecom industry, with a focus on engagements in the area of strategy, marketing, corporate finance and organisational design.

At Oliver Wyman, Cirne becomes one of the twenty six partners of the consultancy in the Middle East, according to the firm’s website. The advisory firm serves the region with three offices, based in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Riyadh. At the helm of the Middle East wing stands Pedro Oliveira, who similar to Cirne transitioned from DiamondCluster and also has a background at Portugal Telecom. Oliveira spent six years at Deutsche Bank and Santander before entering the field of consulting. 

Luis Cirne holds an MBA (Honors) from Columbia University in New York City and a degree in Economics and is based in Dubai.