Cyril Semaan
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Cyril is a partner in our Retail and Consumer Goods Practice, based in Dubai.

He is a seasoned executive with more than 14 years of diverse experience in corporate strategy, business development, data and analytics, incubation, and transformation. He has played a pivotal role in driving sustained growth and transformation in a rapidly evolving market.

In his previous role at a lifestyle conglomerate, Cyril led strategic initiatives that drove the company's sustained growth and transformation. He identified and capitalized on new business opportunities, driving innovation and operational excellence.

Cyril has spearheaded the development and implementation of strategic initiatives and programs across various sectors and industries. His achievements include launching a series of incubations and acceleration programs spanning food businesses, content production, fintech, digital solutions, analytics, live shows, and more. Cyril has also successfully led multiple turnaround programs across various sectors within the group.

I thrive on the thrill of discovery, turning new opportunities into growth engines that keep companies sharp and sustainable

Before his current role, Cyril began his consulting career with a global firm, providing guidance to clients across the Middle East, North Africa, and North America in diverse sectors such as retail, technology, automotive, healthcare, and government. He then joined a major technology company, where he developed specialized programs, formulated strategies, and delivered valuable market and consumer insights for the Saudi Arabian market.

He holds a Bachelor's degree in Software Engineering from McGill University, Canada. He is fluent in English, Arabic, and French, bringing a global perspective to his work.

Cyril’s commitment to regional economic development, combined with his deep understanding of the consumer, retail, and entertainment landscape, and disruptive innovative technologies, positions him to effectively drive transformative growth for Oliver Wyman’s clients in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), broader Middle East, India, and Africa region.

Outside of work, Cyril is passionate about traveling and exploring new places. He enjoys spending quality time with his family and pursuing an active lifestyle. So, when he is not strategizing and driving results, you will likely find him with his family or outdoors.