Karam Eid

karam eid

Strategy Advisor at Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development

United Arab Emirates

Bio Summary

Karam Eid is a management consultant with 9 years of professional experience out of which 7 within top-tier consulting firms in the MENA region (Strategy& and Booz Allen Hamilton). Karam has deep regional expertise in the public sector, namely: public policies, social and economic development, education and center of government. He has led and supported the development of reforms and transformations, strategic planning, organization design/enactment, and program management and implementation projects for public sector entities in the GCC. Karam is currently working as a strategic advisor to the Department of Economic Development in Abu Dhabi focusing on the transformation of the department and leading the livability and business environment program to improve the quality of life in the Emirate, attract talents and transform the Emirate into an ideal place to live in on the long-term for everyone.

Employment History

Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development

Strategy Advisor

Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development

May 2020 - present

- Leading the design of the Livability and Business Environment Program within Abu Dhabi’s government - Implementation of the Abu Dhabi Economic Strategy - Coordination and implementation of the Department of Economic De ...see more

Booz Allen

Management Consultant

Booz Allen

December 2017 - April 2020

- Development of a fitness program for public sector employees in a GCC country - Assessing the implementation of sugar tax in a GCC country - Development of an innovation strategy and operating model for a national teleco ...see more

Strategy& (Formerly Booz & Co)

Management Consultant

Strategy& (Formerly Booz & Co)

March 2014 - December 2017

- Establishment of a decision support center including strategy, 5-year growth plan, and operating model design for a GCC center of government - Development of a 5-year vision for a GCC telecom operator - Strategic manageme ...see more

Selected Project Experience

Project Description:
Tasks included: New program design, stakeholder management, budget and timeline planning. Program includes 10 projects that aim at enhancing livability in Abu Dhabi and the overall Business Environment and spans different areas: education (affordable schooling), social (affordable housing, population density), healthcare (health insurance), etc. These areas were chosen following a deep scan and analysis of key trends in Abu Dhabi that affect livability and the business environment. Following the design of the program, the timeline has been set to run the different projects by order of priority and urgency. The program has been kicked-off under my leadership with the participation of different stakeholders from the government

Industry: Public Sector

Project Description:
A deep-dive analysis of the project spanned: baselining current health issues related with sugar consumption (e.g, diabetes), current use of sugar in production or within households, etc. extracting lessons learned from benchmarks regarding direct and indirect types of taxes related to sugar (i.e., direct is the sugar tax itself, indirect is the sugary drink tax like soda); assessing the impact of implementing the tax from a healthcare and financial perspectives and deriving recommendations. I was assigned to lead the project. During the course of the project, regular briefs to a senior leader were led by myself including the engagement of all relevant stakeholders

Industry: Public Sector

Project Description:
An international schools’ operator based in a GCC country mandated Strategy& to review its school delivery model across the whole school delivery value chain. During the course of the project, I had the chance to work on different fronts including: real estate (from acquiring a land to the actual construction and licensing work for the school), school operating model design (following a market assessment and demand analysis to decide on the best school model, curriculum to be provided, expected attendance, etc.), recruitment (deciding on the best approach to recruit the school principal and how to revamp current recruiting policies to attract the highest calibers with the most attractive and advantageous compensation and benefits scheme), ancillary services (reviewing all types of services needed within a school and revamping current supply chain) and operations.

Industry: Education


Master of Engineering

Telecom Paris


Bachelor of Engineering

Lebanese University


Language Skills

Country Experience

Kuwait Saudi Arabia United Arab Emirates



Business Unit Strategy,

Innovation Strategy,

Strategic Planning

Industry Experience

Public Sector

Economic Development,

Culture & Arts,

Tourism & Sports,


Employment and Welfare,

Social Sector

NGOs and Nonprofits