Forte Consultancy Group, one of the MENA region’s largest independent consultancy houses, announced that Dr. Saad Bin Dhafer Al-Qahtani has joined the company as Country Partner, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Dr. Al-Qahtani, one of the preeminent figures in the Middle East in the field of telecommunications, will be responsible going forward for managing the company’s overall operations in Saudi Arabia. In this role, Dr. Al-Qahtani will spearhead all business development efforts in the Kingdom, as well as build up the company’s local practice.
“We are very excited and proud to have Dr. Al-Qahtani join us in this critical role,” said Ali Pirinccioglu, Forte Consultancy Group’s Managing Partner.
“The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a rapidly growing and all-important market for us right now; with someone of Dr. Al-Qahtani’s caliber leading our efforts there, we are sure to prosper,” added Mr. Pirinccioglu.
With a distinguished career spanning nearly 25 years in the telecommunications industry, Dr. Al-Qahtani has played a number of key roles with various companies and institutions around the world. Most recently, Dr. Al-Qahtani served as a member on the UN Broadband Commission for Digital Development.
Prior to this, Dr. Al-Qahtani served as the Group CEO for Strategic Operations at Saudi Telecom Company (STC); other roles during his career with the telecommunications company include as Vice President of Home Communications as well as the General Manager of Corporate Communications.
Dr. Al-Qahtani has also been a member of the Board of Directors of Turk Telekom and a member of the Board of Directors of Avea.
Dr. Al-Qahtani holds a Doctorate degree in Business Administration from Nottingham Trent University, a Masters in Business Administration degree from King Saud University, and a Bachelors of Science in Engineering degree from King Fahad University.
In his new role, Dr. Al-Qahtani will be responsible for helping to grow Forte Consultancy Group’s three entities in Saudi Arabia:
- Forte Consultancy, the management consultancy division of the company, helping clients enhance their marketing, sales, customer care, and business intelligence-related practices.
- Forte Wares, the software and solutions division of the company, helping clients build a sustainable competitive advantage through the utilization of affordable yet effective analytics software and solutions.
- Forte Experts, the resourcing division of the company, providing clients with longer-term on-site consultants that are subject matter experts in the fields of marketing, sales, customer care, or business intelligence.
“We are a unique company in the consulting field, in that we are highly execution focused, taking what we design and bringing it to life” stated Mr. Pirinccioglu, adding, “this is why we have three divisions, so that our clients can get their needs addressed in an end-to-end manner. Dr. Al-Qahtani understands the value in our proposition, and is the ideal Partner for taking this proposition to potential clients in the Kingdom.”
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