Annas Abedin

annas abedin

Co-Founder, Navital Global

United Arab Emirates

Bio Summary

I am a co-founder of Navital Global, a global community of management consulting professionals (current and former, full-time and freelance) that aims to be the most effective and impactful career development platform globally for professionals who have a background in management consulting. Prior to co-founding Navital, I also co-founded Makeen Advisors (a MENA focused network of independent consulting professionals: www.makeenadvisors.com), the Qimam Fellowship (a fellowship that aims to identify and empower the most distinguished university students in KSA, in partnership with McKinsey & Company, and 40 other national and international organizations: www.qimam.com), Namshi (a leading Middle East online fashion retailer: www.namshi.com), and the Middle East chapter of e-commerce company Rocket Internet.

I got introduced to the consulting industry by working as an Engagement Manager with McKinsey & Company in the Middle East. While I am currently primarily focused on building Navital, I do from time to time deliver training programs on core management consulting skills (e.g., problem solving and communication), as well as consulting services on how to build and design leadership development programs (such as the Qimam Fellowship).

Availability

Next Availability:

01 Feb 2023

Constraints:

Capacity only to lead or participate in specific workshops, or deliver training programs, but not full engagements.

Employment History

Navital Global

Co-Founder and Managing Director

Navital Global

January 2021 - present

Working across all functions to build the most helpful community and career development platforms for management consultants globally.

Makeen Advisors

Co-Founder and Managing Director

Makeen Advisors

January 2018 - present

Makeen Advisors is a MENA focused network of independent senior management consulting professionals that works with organizations to solve complex problems and deliver on critical initiatives.

Qimam Fellowship برنامج قمم

Founder

Qimam Fellowship برنامج قمم

January 2016 - present

Qimam is a fellowship program supported by 40 leading national and international companies and 300+ leading executives that aims to identify, develop, and empower the most promising and distinguished university students in an ...see more

McKinsey & Company

Engagement Manager

McKinsey & Company

January 2013 - December 2015

Led engagements across a variety of functions (e.g., strategy, operations, marketing & sales) and industries (e.g., government, infrastructure, education, banking). Worked on engagements in Saudi-Arabia, United Arab Emirates, ...see more

Rocket Internet SE

Founder and Managing Director, MENA Office

Rocket Internet SE

January 2011 - January 2013

As founder, first employee and managing director of Rocket Internet MENA, Annas established Rocket Internet's activities in the MENA region. He built the Rocket Internet MENA core team and infrastructure, co-founded all Rocke ...see more

Selected Project Experience

Project Description:
Co-founded a youth leadership program (Qimam Fellowship) in partnership with McKinsey & Company, to identify and empower the most distiguished university students in KSA. Led concept design, implementation, and roll-out over several years.

Industry: Education

Topic(s): Non-Profit Organization, Mentoring Youth, Training And Development


Project Description:
Supported a semi-government organization in the design and implementation of a rigorous selection process to identify the most distinguished applicants to a prestigious national fellowship program.

Industry: Education

Topic(s): Training And Development, Education and Training

Education

PhD in Business Administration

RWTH Aachen University (Germany)

2014

Diplom-Kaufmann (equivalent to Master of Science in Management)

WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management (www.whu.edu / Germany)

2007

Master of Science in Management

EM Lyon (France)

2007

Availability

Next Availability:

01 Feb 2023

Constraints:

Capacity only to lead or participate in specific workshops, or deliver training programs, but not full engagements.

Language Skills

Arabic German English

Country Experience

France Germany Kuwait Saudi Arabia United Arab Emirates

Skills

Physical and Inherent Abilities

Entrepreneurship

Human Resources

Training And Development

Education and Training

Youth Activities

Business

Business Consulting

Economics, Policy, and Social Studies

Community Design

Industry Experience

Technology

eCommerce (B2B),

eCommerce (B2C)

Public Sector

Economic Development,

Education

Consumer Products

Fashion and Beauty

Professional Services

Management Consulting

Social Sector

NGOs and Nonprofits