Bain & Company promotes 5 new partners in the Middle East
Global management consulting firm keen on regional progress
Bain & Company, a leading global management consulting firm, has appointed five new partner promotions in the company’s Middle East area of operations.
The five partners reaffirm Bain & Company’s mission to develop top-tier talent and reinforce its crucial position in the Middle East region’s fast-growing consultancy market.
The five promoted 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, said: “We are delighted to announce five well-deserved new partner promotions. These individuals [partners] have demonstrated an exceptional track record of commitment and results to their clients, teams, and the firm.
“We are privileged to have them join the partner team where they will be a driving force of our growth story in this dynamic and rapidly expanding region as they support our clients to successfully capitalise on the opportunities in the Middle East and navigate global markets.”
Jawad Abdulsamad has been at Bain & Company based in Riyadh since 2018 and is integral to Bain’s Advanced Manufacturing, Real Estate, and Sustainability practice areas.
His core areas of expertise include sustainable cities, clean manufacturing, and the localisation of advanced industries such as the semiconductors industry. Jawad has worked extensively on city strategies and has been involved in advising various Saudi Arabia’s giga-projects. He has also supported clients to equip their employees with the right skills in transition to Industry 4.0.
He has played a vital role in the growth of Bain’s Riyadh presence, helping to drive our recruiting efforts and social impact initiatives, particularly leading Bain’s collaboration with the MISK fellowship program over the last few years.
Jawad holds an MA in Economics and Politics from the University of Oxford, UK.
Kyle Strong joined Bain & Company in 2015, its Sydney office, and has since advised C-level executives across the EMEA and APAC regions.
He has accumulated expertise, particularly in his work for major national energy champions and across the chemical, real estate, construction, airport ground operations, and insurance sectors. He has advised clients on topics ranging from complete potential transformation, M&A strategy, corporate/portfolio strategy, operating model, and performance improvement.
He has significantly impacted Bain’s Middle East practice, mainly overseeing recruitment for the company’s office in Doha.
Kyle graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, where he was a Shermet scholar.
Marwan El Hachem
Marwan El Hachem has been with Bain & Company since 2015 and is a critical leader in Bain’s Public and Social Sector practice in the Middle East. Marwan’s essential expertise lies in performance improvement, human capital development, and advising on agile operating models.
He also supports clients on sustainable development, strategy, due diligence, and digitalisation projects.
He has a varied background in utilities, energy, funds, and governmental bodies and is experienced in leading engagement in the non-profit sector. Marwan will continue to counsel leading organisations in the GCC on funding models, budget optimisation, and turnaround tactics.
A graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, with an MSc in sustainable development, he also gained an MBA from Harvard Business School, Boston, and a B.Eng. in electrical engineering from ESIB, Beirut.
Naim Mansour has been with Bain & Company since 2016 and works in Riyadh’s EMEA financial services and enterprise technology practices. With over ten years of experience across the Middle East, Naim has worked with industry giants in banking, insurance, and market infrastructure.
His expertise includes strategy, operating model design, process optimisation, post-merger integration and digitalisation. In the GCC, Naim has supported the launching banking and insurance digital platforms and oversaw substantial banking post-merger integrations.
As a leadership team member, he has played a crucial role in establishing and developing the Riyadh office, driving its internal growth.
Naim holds a BBA from the American University in Beirut, an MBA from INSEAD Business School, and a master’s in finance from Grenoble Business School.
Sergey Glushkin has worked with Bain for over a decade between Bain’s Moscow and Middle East offices.
He has worked with top organisations in energy and natural resources, manufacturing, transportation, and private equity sectors. His expertise includes strategy development, performance improvement, and operating model design.
Sergey also launched an e-commerce start-up and led technology partnerships for a leading Russian oil and gas company at different points in his career.
Sergey holds a master’s degree from the State University of Management and Bauman Moscow State Technical University.
Featured image: Tom de Waele. Image: Bain & Company Middle East