Boston Consulting Group moves to larger Doha office in Pearl Island

04 May 2023 8 min. read

Global strategy and management consulting firm Boston Consulting Group has moved to a new office in Qatar, as the firm steps up its efforts to support the country’s Vision 2030 agenda.

Initially launched in 2017, following years of serving the Qatari market through fly-in teams from its other offices in the region, BostoConsulting Group’s Qatar operation has since inception grown into a team of 70 staff.

As part of its growth strategy in Qatar, the US-headquartered consulting group plans to ramp up its team to 100-strong by 2025. To accommodate the plan, recruitment is underway across practices, and a new and larger home base has been opened in Doha’s man-made island of Pearl Island.

Boston Consulting Group new office in Doha

Spanning four million square metres of reclaimed land, Pearl Island is a strip that hosts businesses, residential property, and offers all kinds of amenities from luxury shopping centres and dining spots to a yacht club.

According to Boston Consulting Group’s website, “our office space is open and expansive, with panoramic views of the sea. It is designed to encourage collaboration and the free flow of ideas, and is adjacent to Qatar’s flagship The Pearl-Qatar, one of the Middle East’s largest mixed-use developments.”

“Those working in our new office are surrounded by a spirited social scene, spectacular views, and a buoyant mix of restaurants, café concepts, and fine waterfront dining. It’s a compelling blend of work and culture.”

In Qatar, Boston Consulting Group works with both public and private organisations, with a focus on the country’s core sectors such as oil & gas, energy, travel & tourism, media, and financial services.

Juan Vazquez, office leader of the Qatar office, has first-hand witnessed the firm’s growing impact in Qatar, having been based out of Doha since 2018. Today, he is one of the six managing directors and partners based locally.

Speaking on the firm’s ambitions in the local market, he said: “We have huge ambitions to redefine key markets and industries, and create impact for our clients. We intend to become the country’s premier management consulting firm.”

Pearl Island in Doha

The firm is also committed to Qatar’s national workforce strategy, which aims to increase the share of Qataris in the labour market, and support Qatar’s broader transformation from a resource based to a knowledge based economy.

“At Boston Consulting Group, we attract the best experts and invest in local resources. With the localising expertise and knowledge, we aim to support the deployment of initiatives in Qatar and develop new capabilities that ultimately ensure long-term sustainability,” said Vazquez.

Boston Consulting Group’s other offices in the Middle East are based in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Riyadh. The firm has over 800 staff across the four hubs, and is led by the Spaniard Pablo Martinez.