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Energy, chemicals and utilities

We help clients generate strategies that work, develop distinct capabilities, and align investments for sustainable growth.

Since the mid-1990s, Strategy& Middle East has provided consulting services for energy clients in the Middle East. Our coverage extends across upstream, midstream, and downstream oil and gas, chemicals and petrochemicals, as well as power and utilities, including water and district cooling.

We help our clients to design and successfully implement growth strategies, to increase productivity, and to strengthen regulatory frameworks. We do this by deploying our expertise on strategy, operating model review, performance and margin cost improvements, privatization and public–private partnerships, regulatory frameworks, due diligence, research and development, shared services, and many other complex issues confronting businesses.

How we help our clients

Strategy& plays an active role in helping energy, chemicals and utilities clients in the Middle East set their long term strategies and tackle their most pressing challenges. We bring our clients an unparalleled understanding of the global and regional markets, thanks to a diverse team combining strategic experience, industry expertise, and knowledge of local specificities.

Our approach focuses on turning strategy into action and ensuring that our recommendations maximize value for our clients. Strategy&’s energy, chemicals and utilities practice provides consulting services for the following industries:

  • Oil and gas: Upstream and downstream industries, such as refining, transportation, shipping, storage, trading, and retail
  • Chemicals
  • Power: Electricity generation from conventional and renewable sources, transmission, and distribution
  • Water and wastewater: Production, transmission, distribution, sewerage, and wastewater treatment and reuse
  • Investments and infrastructure
  • Mining and process Industries: Production and processing of metals and minerals
The team helps clients in the following areas:
  • Integrated national energy strategies
  • Sectoral strategies and policies (e.g. local content, subsidy reforms, environmental)
  • Business strategy
  • Regulatory reforms and set-up
  • Operating model, organizational change and capability management
  • Productivity improvements and cost optimization
  • Privatization and public–private partnerships
  • Digitization agendas & roadmaps to address business issues
  • Environmental and sustainability strategies

“Strategy&’s energy, chemicals and utilities practice has served almost every country in the Middle East.”


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Client examples

Refreshing an energy strategy

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Rebuilding refinery margins

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Selecting petrochemicals growth targets

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Putting renewables in the power mix

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Holistic review of national oil company upstream performance

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Downstream international growth strategy for a national oil company

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Dr. Shihab Elborai on green finance
Al Arabiya interviews Dr. Shihab Elborai, Partner with Strategy& Middle East, to discuss the opportunities of green finance.

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George Sarraf

George Sarraf

Managing Director, Strategy& Middle East

Georges Chehade

Georges Chehade

Partner, Strategy& Middle East

Dr. Raed Kombargi

Dr. Raed Kombargi

Partner, Strategy& Middle East

Joe Saddi

Joe Saddi

Senior Executive Advisor, Strategy& Middle East

James Thomas

James Thomas

Partner, Strategy& Middle East

Frederic Ozeir

Frederic Ozeir

Partner, Strategy& Middle East

Dr. Shihab Elborai

Dr. Shihab Elborai

Partner, Strategy& Middle East

Anil Pandey

Anil Pandey

Senior Executive Advisor, Strategy& Middle East

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