I am Nawaf Alhowaish. I did my Undergraduate studies in Chemical Engineering from the University of Rochester in the US; and then studied further for an MS in Chemical Engineering from KAUST, Saudi Arabia. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, hiking, coffee tasting and playing soccer.

Why did you apply for the CDP at Oliver Wyman?

Upon my graduation from KAUST with Chemical Engineering degree, I was thrilled to explore the business and strategic fundamental growth in Kingdom – especially with Vision 2030. The CDP program was a substantial asset to unlock this exposure and open doors, offering the necessary business acumen drive and toolkit for this ride.

Tell us more about your experience with the CDP

The CDP program did not only offer growth on professional level, but also on a personal level – I was able to expand my network in a very short amount of time, whether internally within the firm or even with the clients.

What do you enjoy most about working in our Riyadh office?

Oliver Wyman’s culture is unique and family-like – it is easy to speak with anyone in the firm for any required support and advice. Such flexibility helped me learn and grow exponentially in no time!