Telecom specialist Salience Consulting launches office in Riyadh

29 May 2023 2 min. read

Telecom-focused Salience Consulting has launched a new office in Saudi Arabia, the firm’s fourth office across the Middle East and Eastern Europe.

Founded in 2010 in Dubai, Salience Consulting is a management consulting firm dedicated to the telecom sector. Since its inception, the advisory business has delivered 100+ strategic and implementation projects for operators, telecom industry players, development banks, regulators, and governments.

Operating across the Middle East and parts of Europe and Africa, Salience Consulting has over the years built a notable list of clients in Saudi Arabia, including the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, the Communications, Space and Technology Commission, Neom, and Al Qiddiya.

Telecom specialist Salience Consulting launches office in Riyadh

“Our success in delivering projects in Saudi Arabia has resulted in a sharp increase in demand for our consulting services,” said Graeme Lowther, co-founder of Salience Consulting.

Ivan Skenderoski, co-founder and CEO of Salience Consulting, added: “Having won multiple 8-figure contracts over the past year, we needed to improve our ability to deliver within Saudi Arabia.”

To meet this demand, the award-winning consulting firm has established an office in the Olya district of Riyadh. “We are really looking forward to building our on the ground team and hiring Saudis with strong analytical and ICT skills,” said Skenderoski.

As part of the local expansion drive, Salience Consulting has forged a partnership with Interkey, a group of companies that provides telecom and communication solutions in the Kingdom. “This partnership offers us excellent opportunities to address new fields of consulting,” explained Lowther, pointing among others at cutting-edge innovation fields such as artificial intelligence and internet of things.

Meanwhile, the fresh Saudi team will also work for the firm’s international roster of clients, including corporates and development groups such as the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation, who are increasingly investing in the Saudi market as the country ascends the global economic ladder.

“Saudi offers a healthy growing economy that is increasingly decoupled from Western economies, making it a robust market for consulting for the foreseeable future,” stated Skenderoski and Lowther. “We are therefore confident that this is a solid investment in the future of Salience Consulting.”

The other offices of Salience Consulting are based in Dubai (headquarters), Bahrein, and Macedonia.