Arthur D. Little elects new partners in Beirut and Dubai offices

12 April 2023 2 min. read

Global management consulting firm Arthur D. Little has promoted eleven company members to partner across its global footprint, including three in the Middle East.

In Dubai, recent company returnee Paolo Carlomagno and long-time company member Sally Menassa have been admitted into the partner team.

A member of the Travel & Transportation practice, the Italian Carlomagno has 20+ years of expertise in strategy, organization, joint venture creation, business transformation, and portfolio management. He works with multinationals, conglomerates, and public institutions operating in the mobility domain, with a focus on the ports & maritime sector.

Paolo Carlomagno, Sally Menassa, Eddy Ghanem - Arthur D Little

Prior to Arthur D. Little, Carlomagno worked for strategic counterparts Bain & Company and Strategy& (when the firm still traded as Booz & Company). He also held senior roles in idnsutry, including serving as Executive Director for Strategy at General Motors in Saudi Arabia.

Sally Menassa has been with Arthur D. Little since 2010, and has since delivered engagements in the Middle East, Europe and South East Asia on topics related to strategy, organization and governance, transformation, stakeholder engagement and change management.

A partner in the Public Sector and Strategy & Organization practices, and notably the firm’s first female partner in the Middle East, her primary focus is on public sector transformation and private-public partnerships. She also has experience in the energy & utilities landscape.

Eddy Ghanem similarly joined Arthur D. Little in 2010. Based out of the firm’s Beirut office, he works for clients in Lebanon and across the Gulf Cooperation Council on areas such as new energy, innovation, and sustainability.

His track record includes delivering assignments across strategy, organization, operations management, and project management. Ghanem currently co-leads the firm’s Energy Competence Center on hydrogen – a segment that is touted to transform the energy landscape, according to research he co-authored.

Prior to Arthur D. Little, Ghanem worked with engineering and construction groups Dar Al Handasah and Bechtel.

Commenting on the appointments, Thomas Kuruvilla, Managing Partner of Arthur D. Little in the Middle East and a member of the Board of Directors, said: “I extend my sincerest congratulations to Paolo, Sally, and Eddy for achieving this career milestone. Their unparalleled expertise and unwavering commitment to our clients and industry have propelled Arthur D. Little’s growth at all levels – be it at the practice, office, or organizational level.”

Recognised as the oldest management consultancy around, Arthur D. Little has over 200 partners and staff in the Middle East. The firm plans to grow its size strongly in the coming years.