Parham Gohari

parham gohari

Managing Partner at frontier-partners

United Arab Emirates

Bio Summary

I currently serve Managing Partner and Head of Consulting with Frontier Partners (FP), an award winning professional services firm providing consulting, transactions, interim management and corporate advisory services to diverse clients across a number of frontier markets within the EMEA region. Moreover, I also take on freelance/ independent consulting roles and interim assignments through 3rd party business partners, including global consultant/ expert networks.

With 23 years of experience in management consulting, investment advisory, entrepreneurship and executive level management, extending across 5 continents, I have led and advised leading global multinationals, governments, family offices, trade associations, SME’s and startups across a number of sectors. My specialisations include strategy creation and implementation, business planning, M&A, valuations, due diligence, value enhancement, operational improvement, organizational design, commercial optimization, transformation and turnaround, partner and program development, product and market expansion, public policy and interim management. I previously served as the Strategy Consulting, Education and the Healthcare and Life Sciences Practice Leader for Deloitte across the ME region. Beyond that, I set up EY Advisory in Iran and served as Country GM for a large Saudi private equity/investments firm. I started my professional career at IBM Canada and later founded a boutique consultancy serving the SME sector in Toronto. Furthermore, I am a guest lecturer at various universities, speaker at international events and forums and contributor to leading publications such as Bloomberg, Economist, Reuters, BBC, MEED, Arabian Business and the National. I also serve as a strategy advisor, mentor and venture partner to various VC's and technology startups and have served C-level interim management roles for various firms such as IQVIA, Neo-Energie and most recently at EonD (global expert network).


Next Availability:

15 Jan 2023



Employment History


Managing Partner


January 2014 - present

Co-founded a boutique corporate advisory firm providing management consulting (strategic planning, performance improvement, go-to-market strategy, transformation) and transaction services (M&A, due diligence, valuations, deal ...see more


Strategy Consulting AND Healthcare Leader Middle East


January 2008 - December 2014

Effectively set up, launched and managed Deloitte's Strategy Consulting Services practice and the firm's Education and Healthcare and Life Sciences Industry teams across the Middle East region (~15 countries). • Responsibl ...see more

Al Muhaidib Group

Country General Manager AND Executive Director

Al Muhaidib Group

January 2007 - December 2008

Launched the Saudi group's Iran branch office, responsible for identifying and converting on local investment and private equity opportunities, through JV's, Greenfield investments and acquisitions, in target sectors of energ ...see more


Director AND Advisory Practice Leader


January 2004 - December 2007

• Launched from scratch and managed a highly successful business and transaction advisory division (50% profit margins and 150% YOY sales growth) for EY Iran, with a focus on target multinational operating in the country or ...see more

Groundfloor Finance

Managing Consultant

Groundfloor Finance

January 2002 - December 2004

• Founded the business consultancy focused on providing tailored solutions to private small sized enterprises and start-ups. • Formed a partnership with Ground Floor Partners, a Chicago based boutique strategic busine ...see more


Analyst - Customer Support Operations


January 1998 - December 2001

• Functioned as the main support analyst and billing administrator for several multinational accounts. • Analyzed and reported business unit operating results and provided root cause analysis.


Master's in Business Administration/Management

Schulich School of Business - York University


Bachelor's in Economics

York University



Next Availability:

15 Jan 2023



Language Skills

English Persian (Farsi)

Country Experience

Poland United Arab Emirates Canada Saudi Arabia Kuwait Qatar Oman Germany France United States Netherlands Lebanon Egypt Algeria South Africa



Financial Planning,

Portfolio Management


Business Unit Strategy,

Growth Strategy,

Innovation Strategy,

Strategic Planning,

Benchmarking & Best Practice,

Business Case,

Business Planning,

Corporate Development,

Corporate Strategy,

Feasability Studies,

New Business Build,

Regulatory Strategy,

Portfolio Strategy,

Scenario Planning,

Strategic Management,

Operating Model,

Trends & Global Forces,


Corporate Venture Capital,

Commercial Due Diligence,

Target Search,

M&A Strategy & Due Diligence,

Joint Ventures & Alliances,

Merger & Acquisitions,

Operational Due Diligence,


Digital Strategy,

Operational Excellence,

Operation Management,

Change & Implementation,

Transformation Management Office,

Balance Scorecard,

Dashboard Development,


Monitoring & Evaluation,

Organizational Excellence,

Performance Management System,

Product Development,

Project Management,

Interim Management,

Business Development

Information Technology

Data Management

Economics, Policy, and Social Studies

Economic Planning,

Education to Employment,

Impact Assessment,

Policy Development

Human Resources

Capability Development,

Leadership Development

Health Care



Business Intelligence

Education and Training

Program Management


Account Management

Marketing and Public Relations

Competitive Analysis,

Customer Insights,

Market Research

Transportation, Supply Chain, and Logistics

Demand Planning,


Shared Services,

Vendor Due Diligence


Sustainable Investing,

Sustainable Mobility

Industry Experience





Providers & Services

Pharmaceuticals & Medical Products


Medical Products & Tech

Principal Investors

Private Equity,

Venture Capital,

Real Estate,

Sovereign Wealth Fund

Real Estate & Construction



Master Development

Social Sector

Multilateral Organizations,

Foundations and Philanthropy,

NGOs and Nonprofits

Transportation & Logistics