MANAGING DIRECTOR AND EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, BOOZ ALLEN HAMILTON MENA
Ramez T. Shehadi is the Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Booz Allen Hamilton driving the international expansion of the firm’s general management consulting services for public and private sector clients across all major industry verticals in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and Turkey. An internationally seasoned strategy consultant, over the years Ramez has both started and led regional and global lines of business for a number of top-tier global consulting firms primarily in the Digital Business and Technology domains. He has written extensively and advised leading institutions on topics ranging from digital strategy to technology-driven socio-economic development, sectoral digitization and next generation smart services and infrastructure.
Ramez has also built and led corporate social responsibility programs with the aim to deliver positive change across the MENA region through diversified support on essential themes such as empowerment of women, environmental preservation and entrepreneurship, among various other socio-economic issues.
Ramez was Co-Founder and Senior Director of Product Development ateBreviate.com a billion-dollar e-sourcing business in San Francisco, a Research Associate at the Centre for Management of Technology & Entrepreneurship think tank in Toronto, a Mechanical Engineer at Stone & Webster in Boston, and Co-Founder of R&R Ventures focused on digital innovation venture capital between the US and MENA. He is a Board of Trustees Member of BeMA – Beirut Museum of Art, an Advisory Board Member of the Stony Brook School, a college preparatory boarding school in New York, a former Board Member of the Young Arab Leaders and remains an active Endeavor Mentor and Young Presidents Organization Member. Ramez is a Fellow of the Aspen Institute’s Middle East Leadership Initiative and the Aspen Global Leadership Network and serves as a Moderator to both. He is an avid sailor and an 8m class amateur medalist in the 1997 and 1998 North American Championships and the 1999 World Championships. He holds a B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering from Rutgers University and an M.A.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Toronto.