United Arab Emirates

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Adnan Merhaba

Partner

Global Head, Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Competence Center

About Adnan

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 Energy & Utilities clients across the region, covering wide-ranging topics such as renewable energy, market regulation, and investment & diversification strategies.

Since joining Arthur D. Little in 2010, Adnan has been actively involved in complex strategy development, organization design, and transformation projects for clients spanning broad sectors in the Middle East.

Prior to joining Arthur D. Little, Adnan worked in the microelectronics industry in the US for over eight years, gaining deep experience in strategy and operations topics.

In addition to consulting, Adnan is passionate about child health and education-related causes; he has also served as president of a charitable organization, Association for India's Development (AID), in the US.

Education

Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India
Master of Business Administration
Ohio State University (Columbus, Ohio, US)
Masters’ degree in Materials Science and Engineering
Birla Institute of Technology and Science (Pilani, India)
Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering

Past Experience

American Technical Ceramics
Process Engineer

Insights

Technology foresight: anticipating future impact
Dr. Raymond Khoury, Ben Thuriaux-Aleman, Adnan Merhaba, Eddy Ghanem
THE GROWING IMPORTANCE OF TECHNOLOGY FORESIGHT What is technology foresight?
The National Innovation Ecosystem
Adnan Merhaba, Ben Thuriaux-Aleman, Eddy Ghanem, Tobias Aebi
Innovation is key in driving social and economic development and bridging the wealth gap between emerging and developed countries. Over the last 50 years, only a few countries, such as South Korea and Singapore, have succeeded in unlocking the full benefits of nation-wide innovation. Instrumental to their success is a systematic approach tackling innovation in a holistic manner that captures policy, governance, innovation engines and innovation enablers to shape their innovation ecosystem and bridge systemic and market gaps.
Upscaling digital pilots in oil and gas
Adnan Merhaba
The oil and gas sector has been applying cutting-edge technologies and digital solutions for years but failed to tap the full potential of digital. Companies have been able to sustain these inefficiencies during the period of high oil prices. However, with the increasing market pressures, they must better utilize the available digital applications to remain competitive. Moreover, the COVID-19 crisis is changing the sector, with oil prices plummeting to lows not seen since 1998, forcing oil and gas companies to further accelerate the incorporation of digital solutions.
Capturing value from earth observation analytics
Matteo Ainardi, Adnan Merhaba, Julien Duvaud-Schelnast, Vincent Bamberger
The increasing number of satellites, the growing variety of earth observation (EO) sensors, and the adoption of new analytics techniques are driving the growth of the satellite-based EO analytics industry. Over the next decade a wide number of sectors will further leverage EO to enhance their decision-making and operational processes. However, as of today, EO analytics is a fragmented, niche industry, with several players evolving their value chain positioning and business models. In light of this, Arthur D.
The Space Agency of the Future
Adnan Merhaba, Matteo Ainardi, Tobias Aebi
The space sector has been increasingly moving from specialized activity within the domain of superpowers and large industrial conglomerates and corporations to a more democratized and accessible undertaking. The spur of new actors, both public and private, as well as emerging space countries, creates a new impetus for space agencies and governments as key space sector enablers.

Adnan Merhaba

Partner

Global Head, Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Competence Center

United Arab Emirates

Contact & Follow

About Adnan

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 Energy & Utilities clients across the region, covering wide-ranging topics such as renewable energy, market regulation, and investment & diversification strategies.

Since joining Arthur D. Little in 2010, Adnan has been actively involved in complex strategy development, organization design, and transformation projects for clients spanning broad sectors in the Middle East.

Prior to joining Arthur D. Little, Adnan worked in the microelectronics industry in the US for over eight years, gaining deep experience in strategy and operations topics.

In addition to consulting, Adnan is passionate about child health and education-related causes; he has also served as president of a charitable organization, Association for India's Development (AID), in the US.

Education

Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India
Master of Business Administration
Ohio State University (Columbus, Ohio, US)
Masters’ degree in Materials Science and Engineering
Birla Institute of Technology and Science (Pilani, India)
Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering

Past Experience

American Technical Ceramics
Process Engineer

Insights

Technology foresight: anticipating future impact
Dr. Raymond Khoury, Ben Thuriaux-Aleman, Adnan Merhaba, Eddy Ghanem
THE GROWING IMPORTANCE OF TECHNOLOGY FORESIGHT What is technology foresight?
The National Innovation Ecosystem
Adnan Merhaba, Ben Thuriaux-Aleman, Eddy Ghanem, Tobias Aebi
Innovation is key in driving social and economic development and bridging the wealth gap between emerging and developed countries. Over the last 50 years, only a few countries, such as South Korea and Singapore, have succeeded in unlocking the full benefits of nation-wide innovation. Instrumental to their success is a systematic approach tackling innovation in a holistic manner that captures policy, governance, innovation engines and innovation enablers to shape their innovation ecosystem and bridge systemic and market gaps.
Upscaling digital pilots in oil and gas
Adnan Merhaba
The oil and gas sector has been applying cutting-edge technologies and digital solutions for years but failed to tap the full potential of digital. Companies have been able to sustain these inefficiencies during the period of high oil prices. However, with the increasing market pressures, they must better utilize the available digital applications to remain competitive. Moreover, the COVID-19 crisis is changing the sector, with oil prices plummeting to lows not seen since 1998, forcing oil and gas companies to further accelerate the incorporation of digital solutions.
Capturing value from earth observation analytics
Matteo Ainardi, Adnan Merhaba, Julien Duvaud-Schelnast, Vincent Bamberger
The increasing number of satellites, the growing variety of earth observation (EO) sensors, and the adoption of new analytics techniques are driving the growth of the satellite-based EO analytics industry. Over the next decade a wide number of sectors will further leverage EO to enhance their decision-making and operational processes. However, as of today, EO analytics is a fragmented, niche industry, with several players evolving their value chain positioning and business models. In light of this, Arthur D.
The Space Agency of the Future
Adnan Merhaba, Matteo Ainardi, Tobias Aebi
The space sector has been increasingly moving from specialized activity within the domain of superpowers and large industrial conglomerates and corporations to a more democratized and accessible undertaking. The spur of new actors, both public and private, as well as emerging space countries, creates a new impetus for space agencies and governments as key space sector enablers.