Alaa Odeh

alaa odeh

Strategy Consultant at Confidential Client

United Arab Emirates

Bio Summary

Alaa’ is highly experienced strategy, communications and government affairs consultant having worked directly for two Tier 1 consulting firms, Booz Allen Hamilton and Kearney, in the USA and Middle East. She has detailed knowledge in working across public and private sectors to develop value-add programs that exceed profits and meet strategic objectives. This includes delivering programs across countries and in multilateral settings across governments, think tanks and NGOs. Her projects integrate government and private sector stakeholders managing similar objectives across the MENA region. She focuses on government engagement in areas of program development, strategic planning, business operating models in various sectors. Alaa’ holds a M.A. in Public Management from the University of South Florida, U.S.A, and a B.A. in dual majors of Religion and Political Science from Davidson College, U.S.A.

Availability

Next Availability:

01 Feb 2023

Constraints:

no

Employment History

company bank

Strategy Consultant

Confidential Client

October 2021 - present

Fixed Term Contract; Senior Strategy Consultant for Public Sector. Leads design and implementation of community engagement strategy for a GCC-based government entity focused on urban greening and sustainability. Programs buil ...see more

PepsiCo

Senior Consultant

PepsiCo

March 2020 - September 2021

Senior Consultant to PepsiCo on MENA Public Policy and Government Affairs (Contract) • Stakeholder management and collaboration with government, think tanks, industry associations, and private sector partners to develop ac ...see more

Kearney

Manager

Kearney

October 2019 - March 2020

"Senior manager under the Firm's Government and Economic Development Practice. Overseeing public sector project with a GCC government, currently presiding over a national forum for governments and central bank governors of to ...see more

Protiviti

Associate Director

Protiviti

May 2019 - October 2019

Senior leader in Transformation and Strategy practice responsible for team growth and client delivery across the public and private sector. Acted as key contact on business accounts and lead business development representati ...see more

company bank

Director

Confidential Client

April 2018 - February 2019

Led strategy development and implementation for public awareness advocacy campaign for German-based pharmaceutical company across two key GCC markets, including brand and collateral for digital platforms and email marketing.

Globesight

Senior Associate

Globesight

February 2016 - April 2018

Globesight, Dubai. Senior Associate February 2016 - April 2018 Served as senior leader of advisory team of ten members in client engagements in the public, philanthropic and NGO sectors in the social impact and internationa ...see more

company bank

Independent Consultant

August 2014 - January 2016

Senior consultant to public and private sector clients focused on strategy consulting, market expansion, international program development, and partnerships. • Provided research, analysis and policy recommendations for ...see more

Booz Allen

Associate

Booz Allen

June 2010 - March 2014

"Managed US-based and international programs for multiple clients across public sector (USAID, Department of State, Department of Defense), private and non-profit sectors in the areas of strategy, communications, public pol ...see more

Selected Project Experience

Project Description:
Senior Consultant to PepsiCo on MENA Public Policy and Government Affairs (Contract) • Stakeholder management and collaboration with government, think tanks, industry associations, and private sector partners to develop actionable plans, programs and partnerships aligned with business strategic goals and objectives across the Middle East and North Africa. • Aligns programs and partnerships in the MENA region with global objectives and PepsiCo programs across other regions. • Develop and manage PepsiCo programs during Expo 2020, including developing partnerships and collaborative events with regional governments. • Monitor policies and regulations and analyze impact on PepsiCo operations, including excise tax regulations and reforms and provide recommendations. Engage government stakeholders and influencers to develop/revise policies and regulations impacting industry. • Monitor political and social events in the region, especially COVID-19 related regulations and policies, to develop business impact and risk analysis reports on PepsiCo operations. • Develop speaking points on PepsiCo operations and government affairs projects for meetings with senior government leaders and media communications. • Provide recommendations on risk mitigation and potential government regulations to offset economic decline. • Build relationships with regional government entities and semi-government foundations/charities to provide grant PepsiCo Foundation funding to address small and medium size businesses need during COVID-19. Develop frameworks for allocation and monitoring of grant funding.

Industry: Consumer Products

Topic(s): Strategy & Planning

Education

Master's in Public Administration

University of South Florida

2010

Bachelor's in Political Science , Religious Studies

Davidson College

2005

Availability

Next Availability:

01 Feb 2023

Constraints:

no

Language Skills

Country Experience

Jordan Lebanon Morocco Oman Pakistan Saudi Arabia Spain United Arab Emirates United States

Skills

Business

Business Unit Strategy,

Innovation Strategy,

Strategic Planning,

Benchmarking & Best Practice,

Business Planning,

Corporate Strategy,

Regulatory Strategy

Environment

Circular Economy,

Climate Change,

Food Systems and Security,

Sustainable Investing

Industry Experience

Public Sector

Culture & Arts,

Economic Development,

Employment and Welfare

Pharmaceuticals & Medical Products

Medical Products & Tech

Social Sector

Foundations and Philanthropy,

NGOs and Nonprofits