Hattan Saaty


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, including labor economics, policy impact assessments, economic planning and strategies, public awareness building, measurement techniques, and others. In the private sector, he has delivered outstanding results for companies in the 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 is 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 of Business from King Abdulaziz University. He is also currently enrolled in Harvard Business School’s famous (OPM) program and received alumni status in early 2021. Hattan is currently leading Strategic Gears business globally and has led numerous global alliances for the company. He is a member of the Young President Organization (YPO), United Kingdom Regional Chapter and a founding member of the Saudi Management Consultants Association.



Najib is a qualified professional with around 21 years of mixed experience in the fields of Strategy, Marketing, and Business Development. Prior to joining Strategic Gears, he was SVP in Elixir Management Consultancy. He was also a member of the team that designed and established the National Transformation Program as well as the Delivery Unit (DARIP). He served multiple clients and delivered several key projects, including the private sector stimulus, and a formulation of growth strategy for a major healthcare provider.

He had held high positions in multiple local and international blue-chip companies such as P&G, Amazon, Savola, IMC, and Elixir/McKinsey. He has delivered financial results through the design and execution of marketing, branding, communication, sales, and product development strategies.

Najib holds a Bachelor’s degree in computer information systems from Al Ahliyya Amman University, and a Master’s degree in Telecommunication Informatics from the University of Sheffield.


The Saudi economy - product development - growth strategies - business intelligence - business development and management.

Nasser held several positions at the national level with a number of government entities, the most recent of which was as an Advisor to His Excellency the Minister of Commerce. Nasser also held the position of Director-General of the General Department of Governance at the Ministry of Commerce. During his tenure at the Ministry of Commerce, he also served as a member of several committees related to foreign trade and crisis management. Nasser supervised the strategy in the National Program for Combating the Commercial Concealment.

Nasser has extensive experience in the development of systems, business and strategies. He has contributed to a number of national development projects during the past period. Nasser is currently a member of the advisory board of several private sector companies. At the beginning of his career, Nasser worked with P&G and contributed to several projects involving raising the efficiency of operations.

Nasser holds a BA in Industrial and Systems Engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, with honors.
He holds a degree in Strategic Management of Regulatory and Enforcement Agencies from Harvard Kennedy University.
Nasser is also a Certified Strategy and Business Planning Professional from the KPI Institute.

AbdulKarim Mulla

Strategic planning-Organization Excellence-Human Resource management-Corporate culture transformation-Business process management-Supply chain Mgt-Operations excellence

Abdulkarim has +18 years of diversified experience in the areas of Strategic Planning, People & Organization, Culture Transformation, Business Process Management, in addition to his former experience in Supply Chain Management and Operations Excellence.

During his tenure in the private sector, he assumed operational and strategic roles, to support the companies he worked with achieving their profitability and efficiency targets.

On the public sector front, and while assuming management consulting roles,  he participated and led multiple strategic tracks related to KSA 2030 vision, and managed projects of Building & Operating transformation initiatives in multiple leading organizations, such as; Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), Ministry of Investment (MISA), STC Group, Saudi Air Navigation Services co (SANS), Ministry of Finance (MoF), and many others.

Abdulkarim holds Bachelor degree in Industrial Engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM), with Distinction Honor. He also holds multiple professional certifications related to Strategy & Business Planning, Human Capital, and Supply Chain Management.

Farhan Khan

Associate Partner
Business Transformation - Business Strategy - Marketing Strategy – Brand Management

Farhan Ahmad Khan has over 23 years of experience spanning the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand, having served a diverse set of organisations (Fortune 500, Family run Joint Ventures, Import & Distribute and Startups). He has a proven track record in B2C & B2B business & brand strategy development & deployment, profit & loss management, brand purpose development & deployment, innovation design & delivery, digital transformation, cross-functional leadership & collaboration, influencing general managers & key stakeholders & process development to enhance efficiency & capacity.

He served as Commercial Director & Business/Brand Consultant at Infoarc, where he acted as a business and brand strategy consultant to various FMCGs, consumer durables and upcoming unicorns, developed processes to enhance efficiency and capacity for FMCGs, and oversaw brand architecture development and implementation as well as marketing research. He also served as Marketing & Strategy Director for Clorox company, where he revamped regional business, the brand, and innovation strategy towards growth, increasing revenue further by +6% and profit by +5%. Farhan has also consulted several known companies in Saudi Arabia including Goody, AlWazir Oil, and Hazen.ai.

Farhan holds an MBA from Lahore University of Management Sciences and a BSc in Electronic Engineering from GIK Institute of Engineering Science and Technology in Pakistan.

Sharif Barakat

Associate Partner
Transformation projects,-Risk Management-Compliance, ESG-Internal Audit-Control Monitoring-Governance Transformation

Sharif has extensive experience with International companies including but not limited to: Transformation projects, Risk Management, Compliance, ESG, Internal Audit, Control Monitoring and Governance Transformation, he conducted various workshops, training labs throughout his career, & he was the main speaker in the 6th & 7th IIA conference.

Sharif worked with the largest governmental entities in KSA supporting in achieving 2030 vision in designing, developing and implementing leading Governance, ERM frameworks to help them effectively manage most significant strategic, operational and project risks, in addition to establishing an effective governance structure (i.e. define ERM functions, job descriptions, charters, policies, processes, procedures and KRI’s, as well as assist them in monitoring and taking preventive corrective measures related to risk exposure to be within acceptable limits.

He Also led change Management labs to Identify enterprise-wide capacity risks, and challenges facing organizations in addition to develop a change management strategies, leading awareness campaigns, executive management messages, labs aimed at strengthening the organization, awareness, acceptance, commitment to success and change management.

Sharif has wide experience in data analysis, performing data and application transformation supported by reviews to ensure data integrity, proper system operation, and effective application of controls, as well as performing variance analysis to identify the root causes of  and the impact / likelihood along with preventive, detective and corrective measures to be taken to minimize future risks.

Prior to joining Strategic Gears sharif worked as an Executive director in consulting services with public & private sectors in Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Libya, Egypt, Jordan, Sudan and UAE.

Sharif holds an MBA and a BSc in Accounting as well as:

  • International AI Driving License - IAIDL
  • Certified GRCP & GRCA
  • Certified strategic Auditor
  • Certified in Corporate Compliance & Sarbanes-Oxley Act 2002
  • Certified Corporate Risk management
  • Certified in Fundamentals of Risk Management
  • Certified Internal Auditor
  • Certified Internal Control Auditor
  • Quality Assurance accreditation

Laith Abdin

Associate Partner

Strategy-operations-human resources-organizational design-IT solution selection-governance

Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture (MEWA), KSA: Led the development of the ecosystem governance of the strategy function in the ministry in addition to designing the operating model of the strategy department.

Ministry of National Guard Development Program (MNGDP), KSA: Supporting the Director of Strategy in leading the implementation of the strategy and operating model of the Ministry of National Guard in addition supporting the design of the capabilities and training development plans. This included working directly with 13 team members from MNGDP in order to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of formulating the overall charter of the program.

Confidential Government Client, Jordan: Supported the Jordanian government in establishing a nation-wide ecosystem governance and a risk management framework/tool in order to respond to COVID-19.

Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture (MEWA), KSA: Co-led the development of the HR Strategy for the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture (MEWA) in Saudi Arabia. The project included situational assessment, SWOT analysis, strategy formulation, in addition to an implementation plan.

King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (K.A.CARE), KSA: Led several strategy related assignments in King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (K.A.CARE), in addition to leading the development of the Motivation and Incentives System. This included, but not limited to, designing and developing the strategic planning framework; and designing the motivation and incentives system including monetary and non-monetary incentives with abidance to the bylaws of the organization and consideration of governmental regulations.

Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization (MoHRE), UAE: Co-led the development of the business requirements of a solution for the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization (MoHRE) in UAE in order to develop an RFP. The project included understanding and the business architecture, requirements and processes, in addition to conducting interviews with the client.

Institute of Public Administration (IPA), Jordan: Led the development of +120 processes for the Institute of Public Administration (IPA) in Jordan, in addition to detailed procedures for the core training services, the pricing model, registration system automation requirements, as well as the New Employee Induction Program content. The project was delivered in collaboration with Deloitte US and the USAID.

Al-Daham for Watches, KSA: Developing and Implementing the Strategy, Organizational Structure and Corporate Governance. Led the development of the business strategy, organizational structure and corporate governance for Al-Daham for Watches in Saudi Arabia. The project included 2-year implementation in addition to designing the HR strategy for the firm.

Confidential Mining Client, Jordan: Co-led the development of the corporate strategy for a mining company in Jordan, which included extensive external analysis and a solid understanding of the status quo. The project included conducting SWOT analysis, designing the strategic direction, in addition to developing the implementation plan.

King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC), Jordan: Co-led the development of the business requirements for Procurement, Inventory Management and Support Services for an ERP Selection project, which included running workshops and interviews for collection and validation, in addition to developing business processes for the mentioned functions and submitting a gap analysis report.

Alessa Industrial, KSA: Led the design of the Long-Term Incentive Plans (LTIPs) in collaboration with Board of Directors, which included benchmarking, defining alternatives, in addition to alternatives evaluation and selection.

Al Baik, KSA: Co-led the design of the organisational structure of the firm and the formulation of the functional statements. This also included designing the behavioral and technical competences for the firm.

ARASCo, KSA: Co-led the design of the HR operating model of the firm considering centralization, decentralization and the specificity of shared services.

Zain, Jordan: Co-led the development of the competency model of the firm along with developing the job descriptions for 400 unique positions.

Anas Alsibaai

Public accounting-Financial opertations strategist-Tax compliance services

With a breadth of US, Middle East and Canadian focused experience, an accomplished Certified Public Accountant with a background helping guide the financial direction of firms across the Construction, Oil and Gas, Industrial Services and Manufacturing sectors; delivering significant returns on stakeholder trust and confidence. Focused on responsible corporate governance and stringent regulatory compliance.

Adept at team coaching, leading external audit planning and execution; establishing internal controls, minimizing risk and formalizing the strategic vision. Heightened multilingual communication skills underline an ability to effect stellar stakeholder management, process development and the merging of long term, strategic objectives with sound financial management practices.

Faisal Alnwimy

Operations-Planning-Supply chain-Business Development- Category Management-Project and program management -General management

Faisal Elnwimy established the fulfilment network across KSA along with managing the team to plan, Opened 5 Fulfillment centers across KSA in one year, managed the overall P&L of Supply chain, established the fulfilment network across KSA along with managing the team to plan, execute and control the flow of goods, and setup the pricing strategy, category strategy along with growth goals for the marketplace.

Faisal Alnwimy was also responsible to target, attract and close deals with possible vendors and have managed to sign brands such as Savola Nadec, P&G and Unilever, set up robust processes to improve delivery speed and accuracy with an objective to minimize cost and maximize.

Rollout best practices from other geographies/ companies to minimize end to end supply chain losses, program management and drive decision making across cross functional teams and senior leadership, build the S&OP functions and responsibilities in the region, forecaste perspective along with manpower planning ramp up/down plans, and managed a +30 million USD supply swing by successfully moving volumes from one source unit to other three source units without availability issues nor NQC generated was also part of Faisal Alnwimy's vast experience.

Asmaa Khan

Operations Director
Business Development Operation  - Project Management -  Human Resources - Change Management.

Asmaa has +10 years of experience in managing stakeholders and building partnerships to drive strategy implementation and operations of projects. She is a certified Change Management professional 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 graduated with Honors from Effat University holding a Bachelor of Science Degree from the College of Engineering in Information Systems.



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 the GCC in areas such as 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.



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 various sectors adding value to the customers in the public sector such as the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development, the Ministry of Economy and Planning, the Ministry of Finance, and the Ministry of Commerce and Investment.

Abdullah has various knowledge in the public sector entities’ businesses as he launched different systems and services for these entities.

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

Ahmed Abzakh


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 also 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



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 Arabia, including conducting job market needs assessment studies, developing strategy and organization structures, 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.



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 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.

Ahmed AlOmary


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.



Waqas has +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 +18 years of experience in Market Research. Ghaida started her career in the Savola research division, and then worked at Synovate international for 14 years. She is 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, and 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 Master’s (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 +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 is a +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’s 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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