Arthur D. Little strengthens operations in the Middle East
UAE

Arthur D. Little (ADL), the global strategy management consulting firm, announced today the opening of a regional office in Dubai. The new office, located at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), highlights Arthur D. Little's commitment to global expansion and the firm's recognition of the strong growth prospects for management consultancy services in the Middle East. "Arthur D. Little has been operating in the Middle East for over 30 years and has a strong reputation for creating innovative and pragmatic solutions for companies and governments within the region particularly in the telecom, chemical, energy and financial sectors. We are proud of this heritage and the international industry expertise that we bring to each of these engagements," said Michael Tram, Arthur D. Little's Global CEO. Thomas Kuruvilla, Managing Director of Arthur D. Little in the Middle East added: "Whilst we are currently recruiting staff with local knowledge and expertise, the Dubai office will also draw on the international expertise of Arthur D. Little consultants from South Asia, Europe and the United States. This enables us to help companies in the Middle East improve their competitiveness by learning from best practices employed by their industry peers across the world." Arthur D. Little has a long track record of supporting companies in the Middle East. In the telecommunications industry, Arthur D. Little took the lead in facilitating the set up of the Saudi Arabia telecoms system. More recently it has been supporting CITC, the telecommunications regulator in Saudi Arabia, in liberalising the telecoms sector including the award of fixed and mobile licenses. Other client assignments have included developing corporate business strategies for the chemicals company SABIC, several large family owned conglomerates such as ASTRA, El-Ajou and Dar Al Riyadh, and funds including The ICT (Information & Communication Technology) Development Fund, established by UAE TRA.

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About Arthur D. Little Arthur D. Little, founded in 1886, is a global leader in management consultancy combining expertise in strategy and operations with deep industry knowledge offering our clients innovative and sustainable solutions to their most complex business problems. Arthur D. Little is known for its collaborative client engagement style, exceptional people and a firm wide commitment to quality and integrity. Arthur D. Little has over 30 offices worldwide, employing over 1000 people. If you would like further information on the firm please visit www.adl.com

Further Information

Thomas Kuruvilla
Email: kuruvilla.thomas@adlittle.com
Tel: +65 (0) 98461468 
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