Hattan Saaty

MANAGING PARTNER
STRATEGY - MARKETING - POLICY DEVELOPMENT - PRICING - DATA VISUALIZATION - COMMUNICATION - BRAND CREATION - PRODUCT/BRAND MANAGEMENT

Hattan has been in management consulting since 2005 He then used his consulting experience and capabilities to establish Strategic Gears in 2015 Hattan's experience covers a wide range of industries and disciplines In the public sector, that includes Labor economics, policy impact assessment, economic planning, and strategies, public awareness building, and measurement techniques, and other In the private sector, he has delivered outstanding results for companies in financial, clothing, medical, education, food, and FMCG sectors, using expertise in Strategic Planning, Pricing, Branding, Research, Financial Planning, and others.

Over the years, Hattan has been an advisor for several Ministers, Governors, and large company CEOs, and considered a subject matter expert in the areas of Strategy, Research, Marketing, and Government Policy.

Hattan's academic accomplishments include 2 years as a part-time faculty member in King Abdulaziz University, teaching business Bachelor Diploma students He holds an MBA from Oklahoma University, and a Bachelor's of Business from King Abdulaziz University He is also currently enrolled in Harvard Business School s famous (OPM) program, and expected to receive alumni status early in 2021 Hattan is currently leading Strategic Gears business globally, and has led numerous global alliances for the company worldwide He is a member of the Young President Organization (YPO), United Kingdom Regional Chapter While he is also a founding member of the Saudi Management Consultants Association.

RAYAN GHULAM

PARTNER
STRATEGY DEVELOPING – POLICY & PROCEDURE – MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS – PRODUCT/BRAND MANAGEMENT

12 years of uniquely mixed experience in general management, product development, customer-oriented solutions, and Go-to-Market strategies to solve complex challenges across different industries, tackling different client needs. 

Rayan has extensive experience in Labor Economics: delivered several relevant projects, helping clients as big as the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs achieving major results impacting employers, employees, and entities in the market.

He Helped to establish new government entities involved in the transformation plans and Vision 2030. His implementation work has entailed multi-stakeholder alignment and engagement.

He also leads several product/ brand development engagements and launches for government initiatives & private companies which covers various strategies, delivering several strategic objectives.

MAAN NAGADI

PARTNER
STRATEGY DEVELOPING – BRANDING – FORECASTING – MARKETING RESEARCH

Maan enjoys a rich experience in the world of Branding. Especially with regard to the field of consumer goods & retail in the Arabian Peninsula cluster. He led the building of several well-known Procter & Gamble brands from equity & strategy standpoints. Which led to growth/ turnaround in market share & profitability across the brands/ markets combinations. During this time, he developed expertise in media design & execution, along with financial payout analysis for the different marketing channels. He sustained a strong forecasting record, which was achieved based on a solid understanding of market dynamics and product offerings.

KHALIL ALSHAFIE

Partner
STRATEGIC PLANNING – SUPPLY CHAIN PLANNING & PROCUREMENT – TECHNOLOGY – ENTRPEANURE

Mr. Khalil A. Al-Shafei is the former CEO and Managing Director of Saudi Aramco Entrepreneurship Venture Co. “WA’ED”. He is a founding member of the recently launched Saudi National Venture Capital and Private Equity Association. Prior to joining Wa’ed, Mr. Al-Shafei joined Aramco Services Company, the U.S. subsidiary of Saudi Aramco. In this role, he oversaw a wide of North America company’s activities. Prior to joining ASC, Al-Shafei was appointed as the Interim President of the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center. In this role, he oversaw the center’s development and launch. Mr. Al-Shafei spent more than 35 years with Saudi Aramco, serving in numerous leadership and professional positions. As the director of the Research and Technology Program, he guided the development of the corporate strategic plans for downstream. Al-Shafei, while serving as the Manager of Supply Chain Planning and Procurement System Department, led the development of new technologies, and advance local content.

Al-Shafei earned an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals and a graduate degree in Civil Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. He completed the Harvard Business School “Executive General Management Program;” Al-Shafei has published several technical papers at industry conferences worldwide.

BADER ALSHAWI

ASSOCIATE PARTNER
GOVERNANCE – STRATEGY – PUBLIC POLICY – PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT – PROJECTS MANAGEMENT – INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Bader is a qualified professional in the fields of Governance, Public Policy, Strategy, International Relations, Project Management, and Performance Management. He gained his experience through working in the top-tier of the Saudi government to deliver several key-priority projects.

Bader served several entities in both the public and private sectors. He delivered several key projects in Saudi, including the Establishment and Strategy of the Royal Reserves, the Governance of the Center of Government, and the Establishment of ADAA. Bader is an investor, a philanthropist, and an advisor to several start-ups.

Bader holds a BSc in Industrial and Systems Engineering from KFUPM; and an MA in Governance and Rights from the University of Lüneburg. Currently, he’s finalizing an LLM degree in International Law of Peace and War from the University of Viadrina in Frankfurt, Germany. In addition, Bader holds a Green Belt certification from KFUPM.

MOHAMMED KANDIL

Director
STRATEGY – EXECUTION – OPERATIONS – PROGRAM MANAGEMENT – CHANGE MANAGEMENT – DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Mohamed is a seasoned strategy planning and organizational development professional with over 10 years of solid experience in strategy development & execution, organizational operations & performance management, digital transformation, project management, and team leadership. Having been exposed to different lines of businesses ranging from the public sector, telecommunications regulators, and operators, as well the leading technology organizations in GCC and worldwide. His expertise contributed to several public sector engagements in GCC in areas like organizational transformation, strategy execution, and national level program execution. He also contributed to building one of the Vision Realization Offices in K.S.A in an end to end engagement.

Mohamed holds a Bachelor's degree in economics from October university in Egypt.

Asmaa Khan

Shared Services Manager
Business Development Operation  - Project Management -  Human Resources - Change Management.

Asmaa has +10 years of experience in managing stakeholders and build partnerships to drive strategy implementation and Operations of projects. She is a certified Change Management by PROSCI. Asmaa exploits her Negotiation, Project Management & Communication skills to add value and deliver results. Throughout her journey, she took the lead on many HR-related projects. In addition, she led projects in both the Public and Private sector as the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Labour, National Cybersecurity Authority, Ritix Group, Tam Development, and Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

Asmaa holds an Executive MBA from Plymouth University, UK. She graduates with Honors from Effat University holding a Bachelor of Science Degree from the College of Engineering in Information Systems.

ABDULLAH ALBARQAWI

SENIOR CONSULTANT
STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT –PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT – BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT OPERATIONS-COMMUNICATION STRATEGY

Abdullah is a qualified consultant with experience in Strategy development, Product development, Business Development, Marketing Strategy development and has different experiences in strategy implementation and Operations.

Abdullah was able to lead different large projects in different sectors adding value to the customers in the public sector such as “Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development, Ministry of Economy and Planning, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Commerce and Investment”.
Abdullah has various knowledge in the public sector entities’ businesses as he Launched different systems and services for the public sector entities.

Abdullah holds a BSc in Engineering Management with an honorary degree from Prince Sultan University.

ABDULRAHMAN AL KHAYYAT

SENIOR CONSULTANT
PROJECT MANAGEMENT & IMPLEMENTATION – PMO METHODOLOGIES – RISK MANAGEMENT – PLANNING & BUDGETING – OPERATING MODELS DESIGN

Exceeds more than 8 years of experience in the field of project management, engineering consulting, and management consulting. Through his work as a consultant and project manager in several governmental and private sectors, Abdul Rahman is highly skilled in program management, planning, and cost management, in addition to risk management, quality assurance, whether in the technical/ operational fields or the business development and consulting field. He has worked during the previous years in managing a number of government projects in the areas of digital transformation, software development, change management, management consulting, and strategies. In addition to several other operational projects in the public and private sectors. He contributed with his experience in developing project management methodologies and developing operational models for project management and planning. Holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Jordan. He also received a PMP Certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Ahmed Abzakh

SENIOR CONSULTANT
DATA AND BUSINESS ANALYTICS - OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT - PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AND PRICING - FINANCIAL MODELLING

Ahmed has extensive experience in Data and Business Analytics, Operations Management, Product Development and Pricing, and Financial Modelling.

Moreover, Ahmad has solid experience in Academic Research gained as a research assistant at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals. He has worked on developing the Governance model for AlHilal Sports Club, the yearly Budgetary Plan (2021) for the Entrustment and Liquidation Center (Infath), and Product Development and Pricing for NCGR.

Ahmed holds an M.Sc. in Construction and Engineering Management - KFUPM and a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering KFUPM

Ahmed AlOmary

SENIOR CONSULTANT
STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT - OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT - DATA ANALYSIS - CHANGE MANAGEMENT

Ahmed has experience in developing Change Management strategies, analyzing data, launching national systems and laws, and following up on the level of compliance with them, in addition to his work in developing employees' capabilities by designing and implementing training programs in various fields. Ahmed previously worked in the industrial sector to develop and raise the efficiency of industrial operations, in addition to his work on projects to reduce cost and raise the production capacity of many production lines.

Ahmed holds a B.Sc. majoring in Production and Manufacturing Engineering Management from Prince Sultan University and he is a certified PROSCI Change Management Practitioner.

ALI ALFEHAIDAH

SENIOR CONSULTANT
PROJECT MANAGEMENT – ENGINEERING CONSULTING – STRATEGY MANAGEMENT – MARKETING

Ali is a certified project management professional with a wide range of experience in Engineering Project Management and engineering consulting.

Ali has worked for well-known engineering consulting organizations around the globe as a project management professional; where he has worked on managing and executing various engineering projects for strategic clients in the region.

Ali holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering from the University; and a Master’s in Business Administrative from the KFUPM. Ali is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute (PMI). In addition to various certificates and coursed in digital marketing.

AMMAR ALSHARIF

SENIOR CONSULTANT
PROGRAM & PROJECT MANAGEMENT– BUSINESS ANALYSIS – RISK MANAGEMENT – PLANNING & BUDGETING – PMO METHODOLOGIES

Ammar has extensive experience in project management for more than 9 years. He has implemented several programs and projects in engineering, technology, and strategy fields for the public and private sectors. through his experience, Ammar gained in-depth knowledge in business analysis, planning, budgeting, and risk management. Ammar recently worked with several governmental agencies to develop and enhance PMO methodologies and governance models.

Ammar holds a master's degree in project management and a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Jordan. He holds several professional certificates from the Project Management Institute (PMI), most notably: Project Management Professional (PMP), Risk Management Professional (RMP), and Professional in Business Analysis (PBA).

FATIMA ELMUBARAK

SENIOR CONSULTANT
SALES – OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT – PUBLIC POLICY AND MANAGEMENT  -  RESEARCH

Fatima is a qualified professional in the fields of Public Policy and Management, Performance Management, Operations Management, Research, and Sales. She gained her experience through working in leading start-ups like Unifonic and Careem within the sectors of Information and Communication Technology and Transportation.
Fatima served several entities in both the public and not-for-profit sectors. She delivered several key projects in Saudi, including conducting job market need assessment study, developing strategy and organization structure, and operating the marketing and communication strategies.

Fatima holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University (Minors in Mathematics and Political Science); and an MSc in Public Policy and Management from the University of Glasgow, United Kingdom.

HANI BIN MAHFOOZ

SENIOR CONSULTANT
STRATEGIES – SUPPLY CHAIN – COST OPTIMIZATIONS – LOGISTICS & PROCUREMENT EXCELLENCE

Hani has achieved successful projects related to integrated governance, successful partnership growth & other Supply Chain projects. His main expertise lies behind governance, cost-saving initiatives, excellence operation execution, strategic sourcing, and supply planning which all impact positively client’s P&L.

Hani gained his experience from working with multinational companies in Unilever and Mars Dubai & Saudi MARS as he achieved 22.4$ M dollar behind cost saving projects and improve service level with his main partners Panda & Othaim to 94%.

Sadeq AlKamel

SENIOR CONSULTANT
STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT - BUSINESS PROCESS MANAGEMENT – POLICIES & PROCEDURES DEVELOPMENT – GOVERNANCE - QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

Sadeq is specialized in organizational excellence and has worked in various consultation projects through the government and private sectors. Sadeq is certified ISO 9001:2015 QMS - Lead Auditor and Balanced Scorecard Professional. He managed and consulted in several projects in the field of business process management and business strategy development. He built process documentation & modeling framework in more than 6 organizations.

Sadeq trained more than 50 trainees on BPM-related programs. Sadeq holds a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems from King Saud University.

TARIQ MATTAR

SENIOR CONSULTANT
STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT – GOVERNANCE - OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT – DATA ANALYTICS

Tariq has considerable experience in management consulting, strategy development, governance, financial performance management, and data analysis. Tariq's experience extended throughout his work with Strategic Gears on many projects and initiatives at the national level with several agencies in various sectors such as economics, planning, financial affairs, the labor market, and the sports sector.

Tariq recently managed several projects with Saudi sports clubs under the initiative of the Ministry of Sports to develop club governance. He achieved high and distinctive results with sports clubs such as Al-Hilal Saudi Club and Al-Fatah Saudi Club by developing the integrated governance system within the clubs and building the strategy of these clubs for the next five years.

Tariq holds a bachelor's degree with honors from Prince Sultan University in Engineering Management, and he also has certificates of financial and strategic management for executives from George Washington University.

YAZAN ALSHARARI

SENIOR CONSULTANT
STRATEGIC PLANNING AND PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT – PROJECT MANAGEMENT – CHANGE MANAGEMENT – DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Yazan has more than 10 years of professional experience in the areas of strategy development and implementation, digital transformation, organizational performance management, and team leadership, change management, and providing IT service management solutions based on ITIL best practices focusing on people, processes, and technology to provide the best business solutions in the IT infrastructure. Yazan gained this experience from working for many global and local consulting firms in addition to his prominent role in many strategic projects in building and implementing strategies, change management, and digital transformation. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems from the University of Jordan in addition to many international certificates such as ITIL Expert, Balanced Scorecard Professional, and PMP.

WAQAS MOOSA

CONTRACTED SME
MARKETING & COMMUNICATION

+13 years of management experience across the GCC and Middle East regions in a range of industries with a primary focus on FMCG. Waqas has worked with top multi-national brands at Procter & Gamble and Henkel and helped transform local organizations into successful multi-national organizations at Elixir Consultancy and Goody Saudi Arabia. Waqas’ last assignment was as the Head of Innovation and Development Business Unit at Goody Saudi Arabia. While at Goody, Waqas was the leader or at the key positions in the creation and launch of a number of different successful brands. He was Head of Marketing from 2007 until 2013 and has been consulting individually since then. Waqas holds a B.Sc. (Honors) Degree from the Lahore University of Management Sciences, graduating on the Dean’s Honor List.

GHAIDA FATANY

CONTRACTED SME
RESEARCH

+18 years of experience in Market Research. Ghaida started her career in the Savola research division then worked at Synovate international for 14 years. She’s currently an independent research consultant sharing her years of experience and knowledge with us! She has extensive experience in both private & public sectors including financial, tourism & aviation, Consumer Goods, social research, services, Real Estate. She worked with key clients locally and globally (e.g. Ministry of Labour, Minister of Hajj, Saudia, Unilever, Al-Alali, Sadafco, Friesland, Sunbula, KAEC, MEC, J&J, Emaar, and Pfizer). She has a Masters with honors in Social & Market research from Westminster University of London, a Management degree from NEBS, UK, a Market Research Diploma from De Mont University UK, and BS degree in Computer Science.

ALAWI ALJEFRI

CONTRACTED SME
PR & MEDIA

+22 years of experience in the Media, Content, Crisis Communication, and PR fields. He has been a media consultant, working with several media and public relations firms and serving the biggest clients, including ministers and top VIPs. His unique talents always bring him to the most exciting and challenging projects & media hits. One of the most famous, nationwide media efforts he led was the Corona Epidemic Crisis Management project for MOH. Alawi is famous for preparing and training Ministers, CEOs, and top Executives for media exposure, and communication. Before his adventures in his most senior positions in Adaleed, SolexPlus, FlyNas, Promoseven, and Asda’a, he started his career as a business reporter. Alawi holds a BA in Islamic Arts & Architecture from the American University of Cairo.

DR. QAISAR METAWEA

CONTRACTED SME
LEGAL

+A seasoned attorney and legal expert with 11 years of experience specialized in Intellectual Property, Corporate, Commercial, and Labor Law, as well as Commercial Litigation. He runs his own law firm providing comprehensive legal advice to clients including the MLSD. He worked for a number of reputable local law firms leading various projects ranging from drafting agreements and policies to establishing joint ventures for clients such as Makkah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, NAS Holding, SEDCO Holding, the SAVOLA Group, etc. He holds a Doctorate Degree in Juridical Science as well as two Master Degrees of Law from Indiana University and Case Western Reserve University with areas of focus in International Intellectual Property Law and International Trade Law.

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