Local Leadership
Leadership Team

MANAGING PARTNERS

Thomas Kuruvilla
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Head of Arthur D. Little Middle East

Thomas is Managing Partner of Arthur D. Little Middle East and a member of the Board of Directors. He serves telecom operators, ministries and other public organizations, and family conglomerates.…

Philippe A. De Backer
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Global Practice Leader, Financial Services

Philippe, currently based in Dubai, is a Managing Partner leading Arthur D. Little’s global Financial Services Practice. He is a core member of the “Strategy & Organization” Practice.  Philippe…

PARTNERS

Alexander Buirski
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Partner

Alexander is a member of the Middle East Partner Group and a core member of our Travel & Transportation Practice. He also has a functional affiliation with our Strategy and Organization &…

Paolo Carlomagno
Dubai, Middle East, United Arab Emirates
Partner

Paolo is a Partner in the Dubai office and a senior member of the Travel & Transportation practice. He has 20+ years of cross-sector expertise in Europe and in the Middle East with leading…

Lokesh Dadhich
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Partner

Lokesh is a Partner at Arthur D. Little, based in our Dubai office, focusing on Strategy, Organization, and Digital transformation topics for our TIME (Telecommunication, Information, Media &…

Andrea Faggiano
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Partner

Andrea is a Partner at Arthur D. Little based in Dubai, leading the TIME Practice in the Middle East and our global competence center, “Strategic Advisory Services for Competition and Regulation” (…

Dhiraj Joshi
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Partner

Dhiraj is a Partner based in our Dubai office, overseeing Middle East, South East Asia, and India. He is a member of the Middle East Partner Group and Co-Leader of our Healthcare and Lifesciences…

Vikas Kharbanda
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Partner

Vikas is a Partner with Arthur D. Little, based in Dubai, and leads the Healthcare & Life Sciences practice in the Middle East. Over the past few years, Vikas has been working with several…

Sally Menassa
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Partner

Sally has dedicated her efforts to the public sector practice and earlier to the Energy & Utilities practice, driving topics such as large scale transformations, strategy and governance/…

Adnan Merhaba
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Partner

Adnan is a partner within the Energy & Utilities Practice at Arthur D. Little Middle East. He is also Global Head of the Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Competence Center. Adnan serves…

Nicholas Nahas
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Partner

Nicholas is a Partner in the Travel & Transportation practice based in Dubai. Nicholas brings deep experience leading transportation infrastructure and economic development strategies and…

Zayd Raoof
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Partner

Zayd is a partner based in our Dubai office. He is a core member of the Financial Services practice and focuses advising senior executives on key strategic mandates that leverage a combination of…

Carlo Stella
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Partner

Carlo is a Partner based in the Dubai office and a member of the “Energy and Utility” and “Strategy & Organization” Practices. His main areas of expertise cover strategy definition,…

Arjun Vir Singh
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Partner

Arjun is a Partner, Head of Financial Services in the Middle East focused on serving the needs of Banking, Insurance, Investment Management, and Fintech clients. He is also a Board Member of the…

PRINCIPALS

Amit Maheshwari
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Principal

Tobias Aebi
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Principal

In his 8+ years of strategy consulting across the Middle East, Europe, Asia, and North America, Tobias has developed strong expertise in advising energy and aerospace & defense clients on their…

Amer Hage Chahine
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Principal

Amer Hage Chahine is a Principal based in our Dubai office in the Middle East market. Amer is a core member of the Energy & Utilities (ENUT) and Industrial Development Practices. During his…

Francesco Cotrone
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Principal

Principal, member of the T&T practice, focusing on logistics, strategy development, organizational transformation, and human capital development. Francesco is a Principal at Arthur D. Little,…

Amir Imam
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Principal

Amir is a Principal and a member of the firm’s global Telecommunications, Information Technology, Media & Electronics (TIME) practice. As an accomplished professional with over 20 years of…

Samir Imran
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Principal

Samir Imran, a Principal based in our Dubai office, has over 15 years of experience working with clients in healthcare, telecommunications, financial services and the public sector across a broad…

Nitin Kenkere
Dubai, Middle East, United Arab Emirates
Principal

Nitin joined ADL in 2019 and is a Principal based in our Dubai office. He is a core member of the Healthcare and Lifesciences practice. Nitin has extensive experience across healthcare ecosystems in…

Antonio Semeraro
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Principal

Antonio is a Principal based in our Dubai office, and has over 15 years of experience working with clients in travel & transportation, telecommunications, financial services, and the public…

Nick Strange
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Principal

Nick has worked across Europe, Africa and the Middle East. His 12+ years of professional experience spans the evolving energy value chain. He has a strategic and frontline operating background, and…

Yves Takchi
Middle East, United Arab Emirates
Principal

Yves is a Principal based in the Middle East and is a member of the global ENUT (Energy and Utilities) Practice. Yves’ experience covers complex strategic planning, public policy definition,…