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Roland Berger appoints new managing partner for the Middle East

Consulting firm appoints Rene Seyger as managing partner for Middle East HQ

Seyger is managing partner for Roland Berger in the Middle East.
Seyger is managing partner for Roland Berger in the Middle East.

Consulting firm Roland Berger has appointed Rene Seyger as Managing Partner for its Middle East HQ in Dubai.

The move is part of growth plans for the region and an ongoing recruitment drive to expand the practice in the Middle East.

Seyger brings to the regional practice 30 years of experience, including being part of the Roland Berger team since 2002, having co-founded the Amsterdam office. He has expertise in the automotive, transportation and healthcare sectors, as well as in startups, and in support corporate clients in areas such as restructuring and strategy.

Commenting on the appointment, Charles-Edouard Bouée, CEO of Roland Berger, said: "Rene's appointment underscores and signposts the company's forward-thinking approach to corporate consultancy in the Middle East, and is an integral part of our growth strategy. I have been frequent visitor to the region in the last 12 months and Rene is my and our person of choice to take Roland Berger to the next level in the Middle East. He has our full trust."

"This is an exciting time for Roland Berger as we firmly establish ourselves with our clients as a strategic consultancy with a difference. As a firm, we combine the strategic capability and think tank capacity of a global consulting firm with the agility of a startup in terms of innovative thinking and execution. Combining these capabilities enables us to deliver the best outcome in the shortest amount of time. I am looking forward to the journey ahead with the team, our clients and partners, as we continue to accelerate our presence in the Middle East," said Seyger.

Among his many successful initiatives, Seyger was responsible for a Dutch automobile manufacturer's reorganisation into a private and independent enterprise and for creating a blueprint for a merger, which set up the Netherlands' largest non-academic hospital.

This latest appointment is part of Roland Berger's plans for expansion in the region in order to strengthen its presence across all industry verticals, with a special focus on fostering the entrepreneurship ecosystem.

The company is focusing on City-as-a-Service in the region, the concept of creating integrated services for city dwellers to reduce energy consumption, increase choice and affordability, and develop a sustainable circular economy.

Roland Berger, with 2,400 employees operating from 34 countries, is the only leading global strategy consultancy of European origin. Roland Berger has been very active in the Middle East, especially in the public sector, aerospace and defence, energy, telecom, transportation and financial services.