Roland Berger launches 5th Middle East office in Abu Dhabi

03 April 2024 2 min. read

Global strategy consultancy Roland Berger has launched a new office in Abu Dhabi, lifting its office count in the Middle East to five.

Situated in Abu Dhabi’s fast-growing Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) financial district, the new office joins Roland Berger’s existing bases in Doha, Dubai, Manama and Riyadh.

“Abu Dhabi is embarking on some of the most ambitious economic growth and diversification initiatives in the region. We are enhancing our capacity to match our clients’ evolving ambitions and to help them seize new opportunities presented by this transformation,” said Rene Seijger, Chairman of Roland Berger in the Middle East.

Roland Berger launches 5th Middle East office in Abu Dhabi

“We are closely positioning ourselves with our Abu Dhabi client base to support them with greater immediacy, and foster deeper community ties,” said Hani Tohme, Managing Partner of Roland Berger in the Middle East. “The new office is a testament to the firm’s impressive growth within the United Arab Emirates and the region,” he added.

Since launching its first office in the region in 2006, Roland Berger has grown to a size of over 300 consultants and staff in the region. The firm has at the same time firmly established itself as one of leading consultancies in the strategy and management consulting space, mirroring its global standing.

Roland Berger has over the years built an established client base in Abu Dhabi. According to a statement released by the firm, “Roland Berger has successfully undertaken several significant projects within the emirate, providing expert insights and strategic guidance to various sectors in Abu Dhabi and helping develop clusters and economies.”

“Launching our Abu Dhabi office serves the newly developing industrial and economic sectors,” stated Santiago Castillo, Managing Partner of Roland Berger in the Middle East. “Our increased local presence will enhance our ability to reinforce Abu Dhabi’s Falcon Economy transformation,” he added.

Key areas of focus include strategic transformation and digital innovation, as well as industrial transformation, energy transition, and decarbonization of industrial sectors. The firm said its strategy in the emirate aligns with Abu Dhabi’s vision for a sustainable future and ensuring the emirate remains at the forefront of the global push towards greener industrial practices.