Land in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries has traditionally been a means of safeguarding wealth.
The telecom industry in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is on the verge of a new wave of M&A.
GCC telecom operators are well positioned to provide Long-Term Evolution (LTE) mission critical networks and related services for government emergency services.
Middle East governments need a way to keep track of their performance as they begin work on large-scale economic and national development plans.
Changes in the oil-field services and equipment sector in Saudi Arabia mean that both multinational corporations (MNCs) and their local partners need to review their strategies and approaches to partnerships.
Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) armed forces face an information security conundrum. On the one hand, they need to develop “information superiority” — the ability to meet the information requirements of supported forces with greater timeliness, relevance, accuracy, and comprehensiveness than an adversary.
Empowering the GCC digital workforce: Building adaptable skills in the digital era
Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries are engaged in ambitious national transformation plans such as Saudi Vision 2030 and Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030.
GCC countries should take a differentiated approach to the sharing economy to balance its rewards and risks, based on each country’s socioeconomic priorities.
Private equity investors in the GCC need to identify the investment plays best suited to their risk/return profiles, and utilize a tailored set of value creation levers.
The countries of the GCC spend US$130 billion each year on defence, much of which goes to contractors in other countries. As a result, the region has little to show in terms of local defence manufacturing capabilities.
Although per capita spending in the GCC on food sector is leveling off, there are opportunities in snacks, spreads, prepared meals, and ready-to-drink beverages.
Executives in the GCC are excited by digital. They recognize its benefits, such as stronger customer orientation and increased efficiency.
Telecom operators are uniquely positioned to become pivotal players in the rapidly developing commercial unmanned aerial vehicles (drone) market. Drone applications enable various types of companies to transform their operations and gain efficiency, in terms of cost and time, by capturing and analysing datasets to improve decision making.
Airports and airlines are natural partners that work together in many ways on a daily basis. Even so, they are missing out on opportunities to better coordinate to boost revenues...
Family businesses in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries are the region’s largest contributors to social and charitable causes, but they have yet to unlock the full potential of their philanthropic activity.
GCC governments need to strengthen their consumer protection policies. The task is magnified by the rise..
The governments of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states have decided to change their economic development model...
For quality learning to take place at the primary and secondary school levels, countries need to have robust protection frameworks for children.
Investing in a lean, efficient, and collaborative R&D setup offers Middle East national oil companies many opportunities to build long-term stability, offsetting the effect of volatile oil prices.
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Fadi Adra is a Beirut-based Partner with Strategy& and a member of the Public Sector practice.
Hicham Fadel is a Partner with Strategy& and a member of the firm’s Communications, Media, and Technology practice. He has over 12 years of mobile telecom strategy and operations experience acquired through various projects in the Middle East.
Dr. Raed Kombargi is an Abu Dhabi-based Partner with Strategy& and a member of the firm’s Energy, chemicals, and utilities practice in the Middle East.
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