Jawad is a Partner at Roland Berger and heads our TMT practice in the Middle East, based in Riyadh. He brings over 25 years of strategy consulting and industry experience with a primary focus on the TMT and digital space. Jawad recently moved to KSA to spearhead our Riyadh office and help accelerate RB’s regional ambition in the Middle East.
Before joining Roland Berger in 2019, Jawad worked in strategy consulting in the US and the UK, before moving to the Middle East in 2010. He established and ran an international strategy consultancy firm with a Middle East presence in Dubai, before taking up an executive role at a UAE telecom player as the head of the Digital Business unit. He subsequently founded and ran a couple of digital start-ups before returning to management consulting.
Based on his extensive experience and deep knowledge of Telecom Media & Technology, Jawad advises the sector’s clients on a wide range of topics, including strategy, business and operating model development, performance improvement, and the development and launch of new businesses and services, among other things.
In addition, Jawad advises clients across sectors on digital transformation, based on his corporate experience in new digital services development and digital transformation of customer experience and channels. This has come through stints with digital start-ups and strategy consulting.
Jawad graduated from Cornell University, Ithaca NY with a Master’s in Engineering Management & Manufacturing (a joint program by the Johnson Business School & College of Engineering), and holds a BSc Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is a UK national but has worked extensively across the US, Europe, Middle East & Africa.