rabih el sayegh

PARTNER - Strategic Gears

Middle East


Rabih has more than 24 years of diversified experience as a Business Executive and a Management Consultant. He is experienced in the planning and execution of business solutions and has successfully led complex change initiatives and assumed management positions in several organizations such as Andersen, Ernst & Young and Binladin Group. His areas of expertise include General Management, Strategy Development & Execution, Change Management, Restructuring, Performance Management, Decision Support, Cost Management, Start-ups, Technology Management, Project & Program Management and Business Coaching. Rabih has led a multitude of projects in these areas for technology companies, telecom operators & utility groups, government ministries, private investment & family offices, among others, across countries spanning the GCC, Lebanon, Egypt and Turkey. Rabih holds a Master of Business Administration from Heriot-Watt University in the UK and a Bachelor of Engineering from the American University of Beirut. He is also a Licensed Innovation Management Practitioner by Innovation 360 Group®, a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) by Project Management Institute and a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA®) from ISACA (non-practising).  

Areas of Expertise


Strategic Gears is a leading management consulting firm that provides multidisciplinary services for both the private and public sectors. Strategic Gears was established in 2015 with offices in Riyadh and Jeddah. In 2019, we opened our first international office in London.

Our proposition relies on our belief that value creation is the union of a sound “Strategic” direction and an organization “Geared” towards it. We work closely with our clients to set their visions, plan their operations, and support them practically throughout their journey. Hence, our name: Strategic Gears.

Our team brings local and global expertise in a multitude of fields with a result-oriented track record. We have vast experience in different industries within the private and public sectors, working across countries ranging from Europe to the Middle East and Eastern Asia. We also reflect our innate local market experience to deliver higher impact. We continue to grow through partnerships and learning by extending our reach to multinational networks of experts, and by expanding our capacity to maximize value to our clients.

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