Zayd Raoof re-joins Arthur D. Little as partner in Dubai

15 November 2023 2 min. read

Zayd Raoof has re-joined Arthur D. Little, returning to the management consultancy as a partner in its Dubai office.

A member of the Financial Services practice, Raoof has nearly 15 years of experience in the world of strategy and management consulting. He focuses on advising senior executives on mandates at the intersection of strategy, business and technological innovation.

Raoof is an expert in corporate strategy, digital strategy and transformation, emerging technologies, innovation & start-ups, corporate venturing, venture studios, and mergers & acquisitions.

Zayd Raoof re-joins Arthur D. Little as partner in Dubai

Prior to joining Arthur D. Little, Raoof worked at Strategy&, where he was responsible for commercial development and the implementation of strategic assignments for major financial services institutions. Before that, he was a principal at Arthur D. Little during his first spell at the consultancy, and served counterparts EY and Accenture in the Middle East and the United Kingdom.

Notable engagements under his belt include advising financial institutions and governments on strategic and transformational programs, and designing and running a $2 billion innovation accelerator on behalf of a major government entity.

In addition to his consulting experience, Raoof is an avid member of the start-up community in the Middle East. He has been involved in several entrepreneurial ventures and continues to provide mentorship to local entrepreneurs.

“Zayd’s return to Arthur D. Little marks an exciting chapter for our Financial Services practice. His extensive experience, proven leadership, and deep knowledge of the industry make him a valuable addition to our team. We look forward to leveraging his expertise to provide innovative solutions and drive success for our clients in this ever-evolving financial landscape,” said Philippe de Backer, Global Leader of the Financial Services practice at Arthur D. Little.

Zayd Raoof holds a Master’s degree in Development Economics from the University of London and a Bachelor’s degree in International Economics from Loughborough University.