Roland Berger welcomes new partners and principal

22 February 2024 2 min. read
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Global strategic consultancy Roland Berger has appointed three new senior leaders in its Middle East team.

The arrival of Gang Ji and Slava Chak (partners) and Dorival Bettencourt (principal) strengthens Roland Berger’s expertise across key sectors such as real estate, urban development, energy, and localization.

According to a release by the firm, the trio will help the firm reinforce its commitment to excellence and take another leap forward in navigating the complex landscape of Middle Eastern business dynamics.

Gang Ji, Slava Chak and Dorival Bettencourt - Roland Berger

Bringing nearly two decades of consulting experience, Gang Ji has built a track record in urban and real estate development, entertainment & media, as well as sports. With a wealth of experience at Roland Berger in China, Ji will advise both, public and private sector clients in the region on urban development and real estate strategies.

Slava Chak brings over 15 years of consulting and corporate management experience in the energy sector in the Middle East, Asia, and Europe. He will leverage his experience in growth strategies, turnarounds, and major capital projects to advise Roland Berger clients in the metals & mining, oil & gas, petrochemicals, and infrastructure sectors, among others.

Earlier in his career, Chak spent over a dozen years at fellow strategy consultancy McKinsey & Company in the UAE, and held several roles in FMCG and petrochemicals. 

Dorival Bettencourt’s nearly two-decade-long career spans advisory, investments, and business development across multiple sectors. As a global expert in localization, he has influenced policy formulation and implementation in over 30 countries. His expertise in local content strategy, supply chain localization, and partnerships will deepen Roland Berger’s capabilities in the field.

Bettencourt most recently spent eight years at DAI, an international development company, latterly in the role of Director of Strategy& Growth. He previously held roles in banking, government advisory, and international development.

Commenting on the appointments, Santiago Castillo, Managing Partner at Roland Berger in the Middle East, said: “With our expanded team, we are strategically positioned to drive innovation, unlock opportunities, and create lasting value for our clients, solidifying our position as the trusted partner for strategic advice.”

Hani Tohme, Managing Partner at Roland Berger in the Middle East, added: “With our expanded team of experts, we are stepping up, and we are well-positioned to continue to push the boundaries of innovation and excellence, ensuring our clients remain at the forefront of their industries.”