Heritage and organization

Strategy& was formed on March 31, 2014, when Booz & Company combined with PwC to form a new kind of consulting team, offering strategy-through-execution services under one roof. Strategy& brings more than 100 years of experience helping global clients solve their toughest problems.

As the oldest continually existing strategy consultancy in the world, Booz & Company established the profession as the first firm to use the term “management consultant.” In 1914, Booz & Company founder Edwin Booz began conducting business research and solving problems for clients near his native Chicago.

For nearly 100 years, the firm helped clients realize the essential advantage needed to survive, thrive, and win, and was involved in some of the most celebrated business episodes of their day, including:

  • the dawn of the contract system for Hollywood movies
  • the merger of the National and American football leagues
  • the rescue of the Chrysler Corporation from bankruptcy
  • the creation of Deutsche Telekom from government agencies that had grown up on both sides of the Iron Curtain

Strategy& continues the former Booz & Company’s practical strategy legacy.

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Strategy& in the Middle East

The firm’s history in the Middle East is powerful. Since the 1993 launch of its operations in the region with a five-person office, the firm has established an impressive record. Today, more than 400 employees serve clients across the entire Middle East region from six regional offices, inspired by the opportunities and economic growth fueled by the liberalization and restructuring of many industries in the area. We have grown new business steadily while retaining our established clients.

Strategy&, with its commitment to top-quality service and investment in talented staff, has earned its reputation as the management consulting firm of choice for companies and governments in the Middle East region.

The make-up of our client base continues to evolve as the firm’s presence expands. We serve clients across the region in countries including Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.

We are enthusiastic about the ongoing growth of the regional economies and the opportunities created by the need to improve corporate and national governance. We feel deeply rewarded by the positive impact our work has had on the lives of people across the Middle East. We are also confident that these factors, combined with our number one position in the region, our inherent commitment to quality service, and the dedication of our staff, will ensure the continuing success of Strategy&’s Middle East business.

Strategy& has a new name and an expanding client base, but its fundamental elements remain unchanged. Edwin Booz’s vision of helping clients solve their toughest problems so they could thrive in an evolving world is as clear today as ever. We are excited about this new chapter in our company’s history and our place in it.

To learn more about the Middle East offices, please visit the contact page.

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