Roland Berger appoints Nizar Hneini as Qatar office leader

06 May 2024 3 min. read
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Roland Berger has appointed Nizar Hneini as senior partner and country leader for Qatar, one of the firm’s key markets in the region.

Bringing over two decades of rich experience in the consulting industry, Nizar Hneini has been tasked with driving significant growth for the strategic consultancy in the Qatari market. Roland Berger launched its Qatar office in 2011.

“Our Qatar office is pivotal to our strategy in the Middle East,” said Hani Tohme, Managing Partner of Roland Berger in the Middle East. “Nizar’s leadership will be crucial in maximizing our impact and growth in this vital market.”

Roland Berger appoints Nizar Hneini as Qatar office leader

Hneini’s track record includes managing and leading consulting projects globally, with a pronounced emphasis on industries such as civil economics and infrastructure, energy, technology, media and telecommunications, and functional domains related to strategy and digital transformation.

Throughout his career, Hneini worked for globally-operating consulting firms Altran (now Capgemini), Detecon, and most recently KPMG, where he was a senior partner and Head of its Strategy, Digital and Innovation practices in the region. His professional journey has spanned multiple continents, including extensive work in the Middle East, Europe, the US, and Africa.

Working with clients, he played a key role in developing new strategies, spearheading critical transformational programs, delivering large-scale change, and driving (digital) innovation.

Internally, Hneini has built and nurtured senior client relationships, formed and led diverse teams, helped setup new operations and scale practices, and spearheaded growth in green and brownfield areas. A highly-skilled relationship builder, his proactive role in business development have marked him as a leader in the region’s consulting industry.

“I am committed to leveraging my experience and the strengths of our global resources to deliver customized best-in-class solutions and exceptional value to our clients,” said Hneini. “This role presents an incredible opportunity to contribute to Roland Berger’s growth in Qatar and the region and to deepen our impact within this dynamic market.”

Hneini added that Qatar’s strategic importance in the region offers “vast opportunities” for transformation and growth. “I am excited to lead our talented team in the Qatar office to drive our strategic initiatives forward and achieve new heights of success.”

Santiago Castillo, Managing Partner of Roland Berger in the Middle East, said: “Nizar brings extensive experience across several sectors, for example telecommunications, government, and energy. With his knowledge of the market and long track record, Nizar will grow our business in Qatar.”

Tohme added, “We are particularly excited to align our efforts with Qatar Vision 2030, supporting the nation’s goals for sustainable and diversified economic development. Our firm is dedicated to playing a pivotal role in this visionary journey through our expertise and innovative practices.”

In a dual role, Hneini will also co-lead Roland Berger’s Public Sector practice in the Middle East as the practice continues its fast-paced growth from the last years.