fabio menegon


Middle East


After graduating, Fabio first applied his Lean expertise at Carel Industries in Padova, Italy. A global HVAC/R business, his work for Carel enabled him to apply a complete Lean transformation as part of the company’s internal support team, a project which involved dealing with both direct and indirect processes. Having completed his work at Padova, Fabio was tasked with similar Lean transformations at Carel’s plants in Suzhou, China and Lancaster, in Philadelphia, USA – two contrasting cultures which gave him an invaluable insight into how Lean is applied and adopted in very different geographies within a single global enterprise. After seven years with Carel, Fabio then joined global home appliances manufacturer Whirlpool Corporation. Here, he applied Lean in improving strategic supplier integration and performance, managing the company’s EMEA Supplier Integration Programme for two years before leaving to join Four Principles. 

Founded in 2010, Four Principles Management Consulting was created to bring the Japanese philosophy of Kaizen (改善), or continuous improvement to the GCC region, making it accessible to a wider audience, and offering the opportunity in the region for traditional companies to transition into fully integrated Lean organizations, while maintaining unique client-favorable approaches.

Today, Four Principles is widely recognized as one of the leading Lean Management consulting firms in the GCC, and a pioneer in the transfer of Lean Management disciplines from the automotive industry into other business sectors, by successfully partnering with multiple renowned businesses and brands across the GCC, in implementing industry-tailored Lean management solutions, resulting in reduced waste, increased resource efficiency and elevated overall performance.

What we do:

- We listen to our clients
- We are trusted counsel to business leaders.
- We mentor and build people’s capabilities and therefore we deliver better results for our clients.
- We provide real consulting, not idle talk.
- We develop sustainable Lean Solutions across various industries throughout the world.
- We implement.
- We are passionate about what we do.
- We are Lean experts.

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