Portrait of Jawad Shaikh

Jawad Shaikh

Riyadh Office, Middle East
+97 15 2777-0022

Jawad is a Partner at Roland Berger and heads our Technology Media & Telecom (TMT) practice in the Middle East. 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 Roland Berger’s regional ambition in the Middle East.

Prior to joining Roland Berger in 2019, Jawad worked in strategy consulting in the US and the UK, and then moved to the Middle East in 2010. He established and ran an international strategy consultancy firm’s Middle East practice based out of Dubai, and then took 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, Jawad advises his TMT sector clients on a wide range of strategic topics, such growth strategies in adjacencies, business & operating model development, performance improvement, digital transformation, and the development and launch of new businesses & services. In addition, Jawad advises clients across sectors on digital transformation, based on his corporate and start-up experience in new digital services development and digital transformation of customer experience and channels.

Jawad graduated from Cornell University, 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 Europe, Middle East & Africa and the US.

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