Digital Practice

The digital transformation has already wrought profound change in industries and business models. And that change that is set to continue unabated. Managing it demands strong leadership from Boards, CEOs and Management teams - in developing digital roadmaps, in executing digital strategy and in fundamentally re-thinking the way companies interact with customers in a global multi-channel environment.

Future Digital Leadership

Amrop's Digital Practice is configured to anticipate and respond to demand in:

Media & Convergence: broadcasting, e- and m-commerce, entertainment and publishing

Technology hardware, semiconductors and electronics, software and internet, system integration, IT services and outsourcing, cloud computing, big data, advanced analytics management

Telecoms network providers, telecom operators/mobility, network integration and outsourcing, wireless service providers

Clean Tech & Renewable Energy: wind, solar, smart grid, energy storage, energy efficiency, recycling and waste, water and wastewater, biofuels and biomass Generation, geothermal, advanced and green materials.

Local Context

What is currently taking place in the Middle East can be called nothing short of a digital revolution that is sweeping the region, the end result of which will be the total transformation of region’s economy.

The justification from this push for the use of digital technologies in region is twofold. The first reason being that the region is currently a very digitally savvy region in terms of both its user habits and its available technologies. The Middle East, or more specifically the GCC states (Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman) & Egypt currently have some of the highest per capita uses of social media channels. The second reason being the widespread availability to technology in the region as according to McKinsey’s Digital Middle East: Transforming the region into a leading digital economy (2016) some of the regions countries such as the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Bahrain have 100% smartphone penetration.

The governments of the GCC are also continuing to invest further into the technological infrastructure of the region with both Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates making this a key focus moving forward. Saudi Arabia for example has prioritized digitization in both Vision 2030 and its 2020 National Transformation Plan with a mission to improve the utilization of digital technologies across all sectors and industries. The United Arab Emirates also continues to invest in its capabilities in order to retain its top position as the most digital Middle Eastern country. Both Saudi Arabia and the UAE also have a focus on the creation of smart cities in their countries with projects such as NEOM, Smart Dubai and Masdar City.  

Expertise

Amrop Partners and Researchers combine deep sectorial knowledge with local market expertise, backed by global resources and integrated cross border key account management.

Relentlessly Context Driven, we work closely with clients in the cost-effective, robust and sustainable deployment of global Executive Talent Management.

We have long-term partnerships with our clients not only in delivering critical talents – the Leaders For What’s Next - but in assessing Boards and Management Teams and implementing Succession Planning and Talent Management Solutions.

Think of your Amrop Partner as a Trusted Advisor - supporting you and your company throughout these transformation processes.

Fintech Rising Globally

Traditional financial institutions are facing increased competition from vibrant new entrants. As evidence, global investment in fintech has grown exponentially - from USD 930mn in 2008 to over USD 12bn in 2014. And investment is expected to have doubled in 2015.

Financial services is a prime area for technological innovation, from the ways in which people save their money, to how they spend it, to the tools they use to invest it – all of these modus operandi are changing more rapidly today than ever before, in every continent.

Expertise

Amrop’s Global Fintech Practice includes 17 Partners with extensive experience and focus within the financial technology markets. The Practice works closely with a dynamic portfolio of global consultancy firms, financial software solutions and services providers and technology start-ups operating in a series of disrupting sectors: mobile payments, money transfers and loans, fundraising and asset management.

Our Fintech Practice consists of Consultants and Researchers experienced in working with both financial services and technology companies. This dual focus provides a thorough understanding of these two interconnected industries, and is a powerful platform for identifying and hiring forward-looking leaders with the relevant expertise and cultural fit.

Our research-intensive approach is ingrained in the Amrop DNA, ensuring our clients are always aligned with the most current sectoral and human capital trends.