Partner, Middle East
Dima Sayess is a Partner with Strategy& and the lead of the firm’s Ideation Center in the Middle East. She has more than 15 years of experience in consulting in the region.
Senior Fellow, Beirut
Melissa Rizk is a senior fellow with the Ideation Center at Strategy&. She has experience in Public Sector projects, mainly in strategic planning, operating model design and process development.
Dr. Youssef Boutros-Ghali
Economist, former Finance Minister of Egypt
Dr. Youssef Boutros-Ghali is an Egyptian economist who served in the government of Egypt as Minister of Finance from 2004 to 2011.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a severe test of the ability of cities to withstand unexpected shocks. Cities in the Middle East and North Africa should respond by developing “resilience blueprints” to build the institutional capacities that can help them reduce exposure to threats and minimize vulnerabilities, capacities that will help them to respond, recover, and transform. Watch this clip to learn more, or download the study.
Strategy& worked with the Emirates Youth Council to identify and synthesize the top 10 trends that have been accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic and that over the next decade will shape the UAE’s youth, who are aged 15-35 and are 50 percent of the UAE population. By understanding these trends, the relevant entities can tailor the right policy responses to each trend, thereby adequately supporting UAE youth to overcome the challenges they face and create socioeconomic opportunities. Watch this clip to learn more, or download the study.