Adnan Merhaba

Partner

Global Head, Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Competence Center

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

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.

Recent Publications

Technology foresight: anticipating future impact
THE GROWING IMPORTANCE OF TECHNOLOGY FORESIGHT What is technology foresight?
The Green Gambit – Investing for corporate strategic advantage in the post-COVID-19 world
Gambit: “A clever action in a game or other situation that is intended to achieve an advantage and usually involves taking a risk” [Cambridge Dictionary] The pandemic has transformed the environment for green investment, unlocking new opportunities as governments, corporates and investors all take a fresh look at their priorities. As this article explains, now is the time for companies to adopt a new focus on nurturing disruptive innovations, making bold strategic gambits that will drive green transformation.
The National Innovation Ecosystem
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
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
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.

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.

Recent Publications

Technology foresight: anticipating future impact
THE GROWING IMPORTANCE OF TECHNOLOGY FORESIGHT What is technology foresight?
The Green Gambit – Investing for corporate strategic advantage in the post-COVID-19 world
Gambit: “A clever action in a game or other situation that is intended to achieve an advantage and usually involves taking a risk” [Cambridge Dictionary] The pandemic has transformed the environment for green investment, unlocking new opportunities as governments, corporates and investors all take a fresh look at their priorities. As this article explains, now is the time for companies to adopt a new focus on nurturing disruptive innovations, making bold strategic gambits that will drive green transformation.
The National Innovation Ecosystem
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
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
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.

More About Adnan
  • 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
  • American Technical Ceramics
    Process Engineer