Alumni and staff reception in Abu Dhabi

In an effort to further strengthen bonds between alumni and staff members, senior partner Richard Shediac hosted a get-together at his Abu Dhabi home on March 18, 2013. The event attracted alumni and firm staffers, including partners and principals. Alumni in attendance were Omar Al-Bahiti, Laurent Depolla, Ahmad El-Bsat, Ziad Fares, Ali Hashemi, Nabih Maroun, Chadi Moujaes, Sascha Rodenberg, Sebastian Rubens y Rojo, and Stephen Severance Jr, among others. Booz & Company seniors who attended included Samer Bohsali, Raymond Khoury, Leila Hoteit, Jad Bitar, and Raymond Makhoul.

“These gatherings ensure that we are growing our alumni community, both regionally and globally,” said Richard. “Of course, they are also perfect opportunities to catch up with old colleagues and friends.”

Echoing Richard’s sentiment, Jad Bitar commented “I really enjoyed the opportunity to mingle with everyone in a relaxed and warm atmosphere that only Booz & Company people can generate outside of a client setting.” He added, “It’s always a pleasure to hear about how our alumni have moved on—many with great memories from their time at the firm. It’s inspiring to hear of their success and makes you realize that Booz & Company is this incubator of great minds that are spreading all over the region.”

Alumnus Ziad Fares noted that such get-togethers provide a great opportunity to share experiences and reconnect with former colleagues.

The firm is committed to nurturing interaction among the Middle East alumni community and between alumni and current staff. To achieve this, alumni get-togethers are organized all year long and in different cities across the region. We welcome all your comments and suggestions on past or upcoming alumni events. Please feel free to reach out to your local alumni manager with your feedback. See you at the next meet up!

In March 2014, Booz & Company joined the PwC global network of firms and is now known as Strategy&. All references to Booz & Company predate this change.