Bain & Company appoints five new partners in the Middle East

11 September 2023 3 min. read
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Global strategy and management consulting firm Bain & Company has promoted five company members to partner in its Middle East offices.

Jawad Abdulsamad has been at Bain & Company based in Riyadh since 2018 and is a member of the Advanced Manufacturing, Real Estate, and Sustainability practices. His core areas of expertise include sustainable cities, clean manufacturing, and the localization of advanced industries such as the semiconductors industry.

In his client work, Abdulsamad has worked extensively on city strategies and has been involved in advising various of Saudi Arabia’s giga-projects. He has also supported clients with their Industry 4.0 transformations.

Bain & Company appoints five new partners in the Middle East

Kyle Strong joined Bain & Company in 2015 in its Sydney office and has since then advised C-level executives across the EMEA and APAC regions. He has accumulated a wide array of expertise, particularly in the field of energy, as well as across the chemical, real estate, construction, airport, and insurance sectors.

Strong advises clients on topics ranging from full potential transformation, M&A strategy, corporate/portfolio strategy, operating model, and performance improvement. Since his arrival in the Middle East, he has played a key role in the growth of the firm’s Doha office.

Marwan El Hachem has been with the global consulting firm since 2015 and is a leader in the Public & Social Sector practice. His key expertise lies in performance improvement, human capital development, and advising on agile operating models. He also supports clients on sustainable development, strategy, due diligence, and digitalization projects.

El Hachem has also gained experience in the utilities, energy, and funding sectors.

Naim Daher Mansour has been with Bain & Company since 2016 and currently is a member of the Financial Services and Enterprise Technology practices. His areas of expertise include strategy, operating model design, process optimization, post-merger integration and digitalization, with a focus on engagements in the banking, insurance, and market infrastructure sectors.

As a member of the leadership team in Saudi Arabia, Daher Mansour has played a crucial role in establishing and developing Bain & Company’s office in Riyadh.

Sergey Glushkin has been working with Bain for over a decade, between Bain’s Moscow and Middle East offices. Throughout his career, he has worked with organizations across the energy and natural resources, manufacturing, transportation, and private equity sectors. His areas of expertise include strategy development, performance improvement, and operating model design.

At different points in his career, Glushkin also launched an e-commerce start-up and led technology partnerships for a leading Russian oil & gas company.

Commenting on the new partner crop, Middle East managing partner Tom de Waele said: “We are delighted to announce five very well-deserved new partner promotions. Each of these individuals has demonstrated an exceptional track record of commitment and results to their clients, teams, and the firm. We are privileged to have them join the partner team where they will be a driving force of our growth story in this dynamic and rapidly expanding region.”