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Distribution market: United Arab Emirates

Family businesses in the Gulf Cooperation Council are major forces in regional philanthropy, supporting a wide range of causes. And as they undergo important internal changes, with new generations taking control, these businesses can increase the impact they have in their communities by modernising traditional philanthropic approaches.

 

Distribution market: United Arab Emirates 

Strategy&’s Principal Sevag Papzian writes that Digitalisation has become an imperative for companies worldwide. The smart adoption of technology and exploitation of the data it generates can help companies reinvent their business model, achieve major operational and cost efficiencies, and become more relevant to their customers.

 

Distribution market: Pan Arab 

Serge Eid, Manager at Strategy& writes that with incomes in the region rising and new infrastructure being built, GCC countries are enjoying higher standards of living. As consumption levels increase in both shops and online, key actions need to be taken to safeguard GCC consumers from fraud, misinformation and other possible threats.

 

Distribution market: United Arab Emirates

Strategy&’s Principal Nikhil Idnani writes that GCC healthcare has significant potential for investment in R&D. The demand for new hospitals, clinics and medical services is growing, and the GCC governments are expected to spend and invest significantly more in the sector by 2020.

 

Distribution market: Saudi Arabia

Strategy&’s Partner Georges Chehade, Principal Olaf Schirmer and Director Manish Mahanjan write that to reduce bureaucracy, GCC companies can use the Bureaucracy Measurement Index (BMI), recently launched by Strategy&,. Developed in the Middle East for the first time, the Index provides a quantitative means to assess the level of bureaucracy within a company, compares it to competitors and highlights problem areas. The result is a fact-based recommendation how bureaucracy should be treated best.

 

Distribution market: United Arab Emirates

Strategy&’s Partners Hilal Halaoui and Salim Ghazaly write that Gulf countries are engaged in a determined effort to diversify their economies away from oil production and the exploitation of natural resources. At the same time, they are also actively working to address other economic challenges, including job creation and growing demand for quality public services.

 

Distribution market: United Arab Emirates

Strategy&’s Partner Fadi Adra and Manager Valerie Jambart write that with the passage of a major child protection law in the UAE in 2016 and with other steps being taken by Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, a crucial area of social policy in the GCC is receiving the attention it deserves. Progress will be even faster, however, if the region’s governments put in place a systematic approach to the prevention, detection and management of child abuse within a comprehensive national framework.

 

Distribution market: Pan Arab

According to Strategy&’s Partner Samer Bohsali, executives in the GCC are excited by digital. They recognise its benefits, such as stronger customer orientation and increased efficiency, which is vital in an era of budget constraints. Many companies, however, perceive the process of going digital as the adoption of a specific technology, rather than a transformation journey.

 

Distribution market: United Arab Emirates

Sevag Papazian, principal with Strategy&, writes that there has been phenomenal digital growth for economies, businesses and consumers during the past two decades. GCC governments understand this and have developed ambitious digital plans such as Dubai’s 3D printing initiative and its unified government platform for citizens, DubaiNow. Meanwhile, consumers in the region are among the world’s most tech-savvy.

 

Distribution market: Pan Arab

Strategy&’s partner Samer Bohsali writes that executives in the GCC are excited by digital. They recognise its benefits, such as stronger customer orientation and increased efficiency, which is vital in an era of budget constraints. Many companies, however, perceive the process of going digital as the adoption of a specific technology, rather than a transformation journey.

 

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