What is The Partnerships Advisory?
- Execution-focused Strategic Advisory firm
- Financial Services, Technology, Digital Transformation
- Cross-functional Board & C-Level Experts
- Dubai based, impact across Middle East & Africa
Successfully helped a Retail bank grow its short term lending volumes with 15%+ CAGR over a 5 year period to surpass USD 270 M.
Engaged with an investment bank to grow its advisory services footprint across Eastern Europe (Croatia), Middle East (Saudi, Kuwait, Lebanon) and Africa (South Africa).
Supported a Visa and MasterCard licensed principal bank to launch Credit, Debit and Prepaid products, partnering with Exchange Houses, Airlines and Telecom.
Enabled a multi-national bank’s UK office to establish home mortgage products offering Sharia compliant financing for UK assets.
Delivered Board level Digital Strategy review in Istanbul, Turkey for the largest bank in Tanzania covering strategy, transforming tech platforms and robotic process automation.
Our team has experience in driving transformation of a business from a legacy to a digital business for a leading Technology company.
Delivered the strategy to build a culture and mindset of innovation with focus on Digital Transformation using Emerging Tech for an Insurance brokerage subsidiary.
Our Experts are Board Members and Mentors of leading Startups that work with Emerging Technologies. Ability to run a hackathon or a personalized accelerator program.
Developed an Enterprise Architecture for a global bank working closely with their Wholesale Banking function.
Global Service Centre
Built a Global Service Centre and IT Help Desk for an international Bank and led the global production support transformation.
Built IT infrastructure, Cyber security and Ecommerce across multiple business verticals for Forex, Real Estate, Financial Services.
Big Data & Analytics
Evolved & designed the first continuous Audit system for a Bank to enhance the quality of audit.
Fintech + Startups
Advised a digital banking proposition start up with 90k users on engaging with 9 banks, insurance companies and the regulator.
Created brand identity guidelines for an entity later awarded the Best Hotel Partner at the Middle East Hotel Awards 2015.
Advised the CEO of a NASA certified tech company on an opportunity to retail its products with Virgin Megastore based on strategic distribution review.
Advised the first crowd funding platform in the Middle East region on DFSA compliance.
Delivered LBO model to a family office for a $150M residential real-estate buyout.
Mergers & Acquisitions
Advised UAE’s largest Islamic Bank by assets on potential ~$30M fintech acquisition.
Advised an Abu-Dhabi based Fintech on Valuations modeling for a successful $8.4M Series-A equity fundraise.
Advised Dubai-based family office on India-focused hospitality investments.
Strengthened the Chairman’s oversight mechanisms for a multi-national Bank with 4 subsidiaries, 20 board-level committees, and over 100 Board Members, ExCo & ManCom Directors.
Board Member Evaluation
Optimized board structures across various institutions in the Middle East & Africa, to align with strategic imperatives.
Parent Subsidiary Alignment
Designed a Governance Strategy for one of East Africa’s leading Bank and its subsidiaries across multiple markets.
Advise Boards on Financial Risk, Credit Risk, Technology Risk, Governance Risk, Operational Risk, Reputational Risk & Crisis Management.
Environmental, Social & Governance
Benchmark Audits for Board assessment of Sustainability performance.
ESG Risk Reviews
Dashboard of key ESG Risks for visualization, monitoring and analysis of key ESG metrics.
Develop ESG investment screening frameworks, integrate ESG Decision Research & Analysis.
Reports following global guidelines and international frameworks on regulatory policy, systems and processes.