Arthur D. Little strengthens leadership team with five partners

05 April 2024 2 min. read
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Global strategy and management consultancy Arthur D. Little has strengthened its Middle East leadership team with five new partners.

Prateek Sachdeva joins as a partner in the Dubai office, bringing a wealth of expertise particularly in the energy, utilities, and process industries.

His 13-plus years in consulting and industry are marked by his exemplary guidance in strategic transformations and operational improvements. Sachdeva's work, especially in crafting sector policies, regulations and steering transformative programs, has positioned him as a trusted advisor to executive leaders and policymakers.

Prateek Sachdeva, Vincenzo Basile, Achraf Joumaa, Amer Hage Chahine, Alexey Pankov

Vincenzo Basile has transitioned to the Dubai office from Italy, bringing extensive experience from the telecommunications, financial services, automotive, and consumer goods sectors.

With over 25 years in the telecom industry at an international level, Basile has significant experience with transformation programs, managed services, and strategy development across Europe, the Middle East, South America, and Asia.

“We are delighted to welcome Prateek and Vincenzo to our team in the Middle East. Their vast experience and innovative approach are invaluable assets to Arthur D. Little,” said Thomas Kuruvilla, Managing Partner at the company.

Promoted to partner

A trio of professionals have meanwhile been promoted from the firm’s own Middle East ranks.

Achraf Joumaa is a partner in the Travel & Transport practice. With over 20 years of experience, Joumaa excels in developing and implementing large-scale programs focusing on urban mobility and regional development.

Amer Hage Chahine is a core member of the Energy & Utilities and Industrial Development practices. His expertise spans the oil & gas, chemicals, and industrial goods sectors, having led strategic projects that shape the industrial landscape in the Middle East.

Alexey Pankov advises clients in heavy industries and manufacturing on strategic planning, operational transformation, and digital innovations. His contributions have been crucial in driving strategic development and transformations across manufacturing, metals, and energy sectors.

Kuruvilla: “The promotion of Achraf, Amer, and Alexey to partner reflects our firm commitment to recognizing and advancing our internal talent.”

Headquartered in the United States, Arthur D. Little is generally recognised as the world’s oldest management consultancy firm (founded in 1886). The consultancy operates worldwide with 44 offices in around 30 countries.