Bain elevates raft of team members to partner in the Middle East

Appointments intended to reinforce firm’s key position in the region’s thriving, fast-growing consultancy market

Bain & Company has recently unveiled the appointment of five of the consultancy’s team to partner positions in the Middle East.

This strategic move demonstrates Bain & Company’s commitment to nurturing top-tier talent and solidifying its pivotal role in the region’s thriving and rapidly expanding consultancy market, suggested the firm.

The newly appointed partners include Jawad Abdulsamad, Kyle Strong, Marwan El Hachem, Naim Daher Mansour, and Sergey Glushkin.

Tom de Waele, managing partner of Bain & Company Middle East, expressed his enthusiasm about the promotions, stating: “We are thrilled to announce the well-deserved elevation of these five individuals to partner positions. Each of them has consistently demonstrated exceptional dedication and delivered outstanding results to their clients, teams, and the firm. We are privileged to have them join our partner team, where they will be instrumental in driving our growth story in this dynamic and rapidly expanding region. They will play a pivotal role in helping our clients capitalise on the Middle East’s opportunities and navigate the global markets.”

Jawad Abdulsamad, who has been with Bain & Company in Riyadh since 2018, specialises in Advanced Manufacturing, Real Estate, and Sustainability. His expertise encompasses sustainable cities, clean manufacturing, and the localisation of advanced industries, such as semiconductors.

Jawad has played a key role in advising Saudi Arabia’s giga-projects and assisting clients in preparing their workforce for the transition to Industry 4.0. Additionally, he has contributed significantly to the growth of Bain’s Riyadh presence and has been a driving force behind recruitment efforts and social impact initiatives.

Kyle Strong, who joined Bain & Company in Sydney in 2015, has advised C-level executives across EMEA and APAC regions.

His diverse portfolio spans national energy champions, chemical, real estate, construction, airport ground operations, and insurance sectors. Kyle has been influential in recruiting for Bain’s Doha office and holds degrees from Northwestern University and the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.

Marwan El Hachem, a member of Bain & Company since 2015, is a key leader in the Public & Social Sector practice in the Middle East. His expertise lies in performance improvement, human capital development, agile operating models, sustainable development, strategy, and digitalisation projects. Marwan, a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique, Harvard Business School, and ESIB Beirut, will continue to counsel leading organizations in the GCC on funding models and budget optimisation.

Naim Daher Mansour, with Bain & Company since 2016, focuses on financial services and enterprise technology practices in Riyadh. He brings over a decade of experience in banking, insurance, and market infrastructure across the Middle East. His areas of expertise encompass strategy, operating model design, process optimisation, post-merger integration, and digitalization. Naim has been instrumental in establishing and developing the Riyadh office.

Sergey Glushkin, a dedicated Bain employee for over a decade, has worked across Bain’s Moscow and Middle East offices. His career has spanned diverse sectors, including energy and natural resources, manufacturing, transportation, and private equity. Sergey’s expertise lies in strategy development, performance improvement, and operating model design. He has also ventured into entrepreneurship and technology partnerships, showcasing his versatility.

These five new partner promotions solidify Bain & Company’s position as a leading consultancy firm in the Middle East and demonstrate their continued commitment to delivering top-notch consulting services to clients in the region and beyond.


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