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, 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 ALHURAIBI

Partner
STRATEGY – MARKETING – BRANDING – COMMUNICATION - PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT - BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

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.

Rabih El Sayegh

Partner
DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION - PROJECT & PROGRAM MANAGEMENT - STRATEGIC PLANNING - TRANSFORMATION & ORGANIZATIONAL TURNAROUND - GENERAL MANAGEMENT

Rabih has more than 24 years of diversified experience as a Business Executive and a Management Consultant. He is experienced in the planning and execution of business solutions and has successfully led complex change initiatives and assumed management positions in several organizations such as Andersen, Ernst & Young and Binladin Group.

His areas of expertise include General Management, Strategy Development & Execution, Change Management, Restructuring, Performance Management, Decision Support, Cost Management, Start-ups, Technology Management, Project & Program Management and Business Coaching. Rabih has led a multitude of projects in these areas for technology companies, telecom operators & utility groups, government ministries, private investment & family offices, among others, across countries spanning the GCC, Lebanon, Egypt and Turkey.

Rabih holds a Master of Business Administration from Heriot-Watt University in the UK and a Bachelor of Engineering from the American University of Beirut. He is also a Licensed Innovation Management Practitioner by Innovation 360 Group®, a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) by Project Management Institute and a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA®) from ISACA (non-practising).

NASSER AlQAHTANI

Associate Partner
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.

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.

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 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.

Asmaa Khan

Corporate Excellence 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.

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 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.

ABDULRAHMAN AL KHAYYAT

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

Abdulrahman has 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, AbdulRahman 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.

He 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 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

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 courses in digital marketing.

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 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.

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 frameworks 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.

Anas Kamal

SENIOR CONSULTANT
Strategy development and execution – Operations management - Change management – Process improvement

Anas has extensive experience in strategy development, having developed and executed several strategies in different fields in the public and private sectors, seen in projects with the LCGPA and the Ministry of Hajj. He has also led several change management projects, from the design phase and into the execution, most notably with EXPRO in launching the new Government Tendering and Procurement Law.

He has also worked in several process improvement projects in the manufacturing industry prior to joining Strategic Gears.

Anas holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Lehigh University, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and is a certified PROSCI Change Management Practitioner.

Tahani Bakhsh​

SENIOR CONSULTANT
IT Management - Programming - Strategy Development - Governance - Committee Management - Policy Development - Project Management

Tahani has experience in technology, governance and project management as well as developing strategies and performance indicators. Tahani gained these experiences through her academic studies and practical experiences, where she worked with many government agencies in project management and governance.​

Tahani has worked on a number of projects in the public and private sector, including the establishment of the Support and Liquidation Center, the development of the future plan project of the Saudi Digital Library in addition to her work at the National Center for Government Resource Systems (NCGR) as part of the governance office and project management, and the management and governance of committees.

Tahani holds a Master's degree in Information Science and Technology from Missouri University of Science and Technology, as well as two certificates "Project Management" and "Human and Computer Interaction" from Missouri University of Science and Technology, and a Bachelor's degree in Information Technology from King Saud University in Saudi Arabia.

WAQAS MOOSA

CONTRACTED SME
MARKETING & COMMUNICATION

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 FATANY

CONTRACTED SME
RESEARCH

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 ALJEFRI

CONTRACTED SME
PR & MEDIA

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 METAWEA

CONTRACTED SME
LEGAL

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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