Partner - Arthur D. Little
Raymond is a Partner based in our Beirut office. He is a member of the Middle East Partner Group and leads the Technology & Innovation Management (TIM) practice in the region. His primary industry market focus is on technology-enabled transformations and innovation agendas in both the public and private sectors.
Raymond is an expert in the functional areas of:
- Digital & innovation strategies
- Large-scale transformations (mainly e-government and digital government programs)
- National development agendas (mainly national ICT and digital programs)
- Public sector modernization and capability development
- Program implementation management
Prior to joining Arthur D Little, Raymond served as an executive vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton, where he co-led the re-establishment of the MENA business, led the regional digital practice across industries, and drove the firm’s regional office-footprint expansion. Before Booz Allen, he was a partner at Booz & Company, where he led the regional digital government business.
Raymond also worked with the World Bank Group (WBG) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as a senior technology advisor for a number of countries in the Middle East and Africa.
Raymond holds a Ph.D., Engineer’s Degree, and MS from MIT, as well as a BS in civil engineering from Northeastern University. He is an author of numerous reports, a frequent speaker at regional and international conferences and forums, and often interviewed by regional media on topics related to digital government, e-commerce, innovation, and leading ICT/digital trends.
Raymond is married to Maha and they have three children – Rami, Celine, and Joe. When free, he enjoys reading about new education trends and programs and keeps current with US sports – mainly baseball and footbal
MAKING PROGRESS IN AN ERA OF UNPRECEDENTED FLUX
The world is moving faster than ever. The rules of the game are constantly shifting. People, organizations and societies are embracing change at pace and being reshaped by new technologies, deeper connectivity and the convergence of ideas and industries.
And convergence isn’t just disrupting existing systems and markets – it’s creating entirely new ones, representing challenge and opportunity in equal measure.
LINKING PEOPLE, TECHNOLOGY AND STRATEGY
Organisations are increasingly dealing with opposing forces which test their resolve. Performance today or innovation for tomorrow? Competition or collaboration? Investment in people or technology? Only those who can anticipate change, innovate and adapt will thrive and move ahead.
At Arthur D. Little we link people, technology and strategy to help clients balance these opposing forces, overcome today’s biggest challenges and seize tomorrow’s most promising opportunities.