Ibrahim El-Husseini is a senior partner based in our Abu Dhabi office. For over 15 years, he has served major energy players in the Gulf, the Levant and North Africa, helping them sharpen their strategies and design their operating models. Ibrahim has also helped large public-sector entities and private companies evolve their governance, operating model and organisational structures.
Examples of Ibrahim’s work include the development of a comprehensive integrated energy strategy for one of the largest petroleum-resource countries in the Middle East. The strategy included the assessment of potential resource-production profiles along with corresponding scenarios of core as well as downstream industry development. To provide information about the optimal strategic direction, a thorough socio-economic and environmental impact assessment was performed for each scenario along with a quantitative evaluation of trade-offs.
In chemicals, Ibrahim led the transformation of a leading Middle East-based company into a global player—redefining the corporate governance model, reorganising the corporate core, business units and support functions to streamline decision making, strengthening operations, and upgrading performance monitoring across a wide geographic footprint.
In utilities, Ibrahim helped shape a strategic transformation and restructuring plan for a Gulf country’s water and wastewater sector. This resulted in the realignment of policy, regulatory and operational roles between the ministry, the regulator and the regional operating companies. He also led the development of the privatisation plan and organisation restructuring for a major desalination utility in the Gulf.
In the public sector, Ibrahim led the development of a housing scheme in a Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) country—focused on accelerating the development of residential units for nationals, recommending policy changes, assessing impact and designing a pilot scheme. The work entailed significant stakeholder engagement—across government, end users and developers—to secure alignment and approval.
For private-sector players, Ibrahim has advised several investment groups on growth strategies in the Middle East, North Africa, and beyond. These engagements have covered the development of investment themes, market assessment, portfolio restructuring, operating-model redesign, target-acquisition identification and detailed implementation-road-map development.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
American University of Beirut