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Meet Gassan Al-Kibsi, regional managing partner for the Middle East

Gassan Al-Kibsi has been with the firm for over 20 years, having joined its Washington, DC, office in 1997. In 2000, he moved to the region as a founding member of McKinsey’s Middle East office. Gassan works with the public, private, and social sectors across the region to accelerate its economic and social transformation and develop next-generation talent.

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Unlocking Entrepreneurship in Pakistan

Start-up activity has surged in Pakistan as businesses emerge to meet labor-market demands. But the country still lags behind peers. Abdur-Rahim Syed highlights 3 core elements needed to power Pakistan for significant entrepreneurial growth.

Qiyada Emerging Leaders

Qiyada Emerging Leaders is an initiative that aims to empower promising young professionals in Abu Dhabi to achieve their full leadership potential.

Rethinking performance management in the digital age

Raffaele Breschi highlights three majors shifts affecting performance management in the digital age.

Talent and leadership in the Middle East

“Why does leadership matter?” Hear from McKinsey senior partner Gemma D'Auria, leader of the Middle East Organization practice.

The 5 biggest challenges to digital transformations in the GCC

Although many businesses in the Gulf region are interested in digitization, few of them have moved aggressively enough. But there is a clear way forward.

The Middle East consumer sentiment survey

Amid major shifts in the consumer and business landscape, companies in the Middle East must revamp their value propositions and relentlessly push for productivity—while investing in digital, analytics, and M&A capabilities.

The Product Leadership unConference 2019

We hosted the first Product Leadership unConference – as part of McKinsey’s new global series of events, which already stopped off in New York, London and Berlin in 2019. Desiree El Chebeir highlights the key themes discussed around innovation through talent and scaling customer acquisition.