Global Consulting Platform Expands Into the Middle East

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Published April 26th, 2018 - 09:14 GMT works with over 150 leading consulting firms globally. works with over 150 leading consulting firms globally., a global platform for the international consulting industry, has made a foray into the Middle East market. The launch of expands the startup’s online footprint to cover one of the world’s most dynamic markets for consulting services.

With an estimated size of over $3 billion, the Middle East is one of the fastest growing markets for management consultants globally. In particular, the GCC region – which takes the lion’s share of the Middle Eastern market – has seen strong growth in recent years, significantly advancing the maturity of the industry in both services and operations, with the majority of the globe’s top 50 consulting firms being active in the region today.

“Across the region, consulting firms are helping organisations in both the public sector and private sector navigate large economic, societal and technology-led trends, as well as with implementing and embedding change. As the Middle East grows its population and prosperity in the coming decades, it is set to gain importance in the global consulting market. Our expansion into the Middle East reflects the region’s growing significance for the industry,” says Larry Zeenny, co-founder of

Launched in 2017, works with over 150 leading consulting firms globally, with several high-profile names committing their support to the Middle East platform as founding partners. “We are proud to partner with many of the top names in the industry, and look forward to representing their interests in the region,” says Zeenny. Among the companies that are part of’s roster of clients are Accenture, Bain & Company, Boston Consulting Group, Deloitte, EY, FTI Consulting, KPMG, McKinsey & Company, PwC and Strategy&.

The new platform is dedicated to the Middle East and aims to become the market’s preferred online portal of reference, serving the interests of consultants – both external and internal advisors – job seekers and students, as well as clients of consulting firms. In addition to providing visitors with the latest industry news, will facilitate the matching process for candidates seeking jobs at the top of the industry by providing an overview of consultancy jobs in the region. Further, a research team with a track record at strategy consulting firms and the Big Four will conduct proprietary research on the market, as well as work with consultancies on analysis and thought leadership. 

The launch in the Middle East builds on successful consulting platforms in Europe, Asia and Africa, and follows shortly after launched in India and South Africa. Next month, the global startup will launch in both North America and South America. “Partnering with the industry’s leaders, our mission is to become the globe’s premier network of platforms for the consultancy profession. Adding the Middle East to our footprint is an important next step in realising that ambition,” says Zeenny.

“With the world of consulting gravitating towards the rapidly developing Middle East, we are looking forward to serving as a nucleus for everyone involved in the region’s consulting landscape,” added Ronnie Boogaard, who leads’s team of journalists and researchers.

Background Information is an online platform for the advisory and consulting industry. The website presents the latest news and trends in the sector, follows the developments and publications of consulting firms across 60+ industries and functional areas and provides an overview of career opportunities for professionals interested in working in consultancy.

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