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Abdulelah AlBarrak
Partner
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Abdulelah is a partner in our Government and Public Institutions Practice, based in Riyadh.

With extensive experience as a strategy and transformation advisor, he advises leading organizations in the public sector as well as sovereign wealth funds and principal investors with a focus on culture, tourism, and center of government priorities.

Abdulelah's experience includes working on flagship national economic development strategies, sectoral restructuring, data and artificial intelligence (AI) programs, and digital transformation initiatives. He leads engagements that cover strategy definition, business plan development, operating model design, and the management and governance of transformation programs.

He pays meticulous attention to detail and is passionate about the benefits of a consulting career. Abdulelah has actively supported other Saudi nationals in their career journeys.

Saudi Arabia is currently undergoing an unprecedented level of transformation, and it’s a privilege to be able to work on such once-in-a-generation topics. This requires out-of-the-box thinking and keen problem-solving, which is incredibly exciting

Prior to joining Oliver Wyman, Abdulelah was the managing director and partner for a consulting firm in Saudi Arabia. He finds great satisfaction in contributing to the transformation agenda of Saudi Arabia through his work in strategy consulting.

During his student years, Abdulelah played a pivotal role in founding and managing a startup that specialized in short-term and seasonal recruitment services. He has also successfully orchestrated several fundraising rounds for non-profit technology and educational initiatives.

For those interested in consulting, keep these three tips in mind: Networking is key — within the firm, on projects, and beyond. Stay curious — the industry is always evolving, and clients expect you to keep pace, if not be a step ahead. Lastly, empathize with your clients — understand their concerns, risks, issues, and aspirations

Abdulelah is an alumnus of King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering. Additionally, he has completed executive education programs at INSEAD and Northwestern University.

Outside of work, Abdulelah enjoys exploring the desert on camping trips and honing his skiing skills.