Strategy & Execution

Financial Services

P&L Growth
Market Expansion
Risk Management
Payment Networks
Corporate Governance

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).

Delivered Board level digital strategy reviews covering customer experience, platform migration, risk review, operational strategy, branch level execution.


ESG Audit
ESG Reporting
ESG Risk Review
ESG Integration

Benchmark Audits for Board assessment of Sustainability performance.

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.

Digital Transformation

Digital Strategy
Digital Platforms
Agile Workforce
Innovation Strategy

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.

Our team has experience in driving transformation of a business from a legacy to a digital business for a leading Technology company.


Cloud Infrastructure
Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
Robotic Automation

Developed an Enterprise Architecture for a global bank working closely with their Wholesale Banking function.

Built IT infrastructure, Cyber security and Ecommerce across multiple business verticals for Forex, Real Estate, Financial Services.

Built a Global Service Centre and IT Help Desk for an international Bank and led the global production support transformation.


Regional Expansion
Building Partnerships
Talent Management
Distribution Channels
Regulatory Compliance

Advised a digital banking proposition start up with 90k users on engaging with 9 banks, insurance companies and the regulator.

Advised the first crowdfunding platform in the Middle East region on DFSA compliance.

Created brand identity guidelines for an entity later awarded the Best Hotel Partner at the Middle East Hotel Awards 2015.

Transaction Advisory

Financial Modelling
Feasibility Studies

Delivered LBO model to a family office for a $150M residential real-estate buyout

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.

Board Advisory

Chairman’s Role
Board Evaluation
Subsidiary Alignment
Board Governance

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

Optimized board structures across various institutions in the Middle East & Africa, to align with strategic imperatives.

Advise Boards on Financial Risk, Credit Risk, Technology Risk, Governance Risk, Operational Risk, Reputational Risk & Crisis Management.

Who We Are

Our Leadership

Tanvir Shah

Managing Director

Tanvir has established a track record earning trust and delivering value. His work building profitable partnerships have been recognized with the Banker Middle East, Cards International and Freddie awards.

Akshaya Gaur

Senior Partner

Akshaya Gaur has over 39 years experience in the Banking industry and has a track record of leadership in Banking Technology with a strong customer, business and delivery focus.

Hear from Our Clients

The Partnerships Advisory have been a key strategic partner at CRDB for over 3 years. We trust The Partnerships and have consulted them with several Board level advisory projects. These include Parent-Subsidiary Board Alignment, Group wide Digital Transformation, and Leadership development. They are thorough Bankers with the highest level of character, integrity and knowledge.

Dr. Ally Laay

Chairman, CRDB Bank Plc

The Partnerships has a superior understanding of Corporate Governance, Board Structures, Leadership and Enterprise Risk Management, with the ability to apply learning to real-world situations.

Miranda Naiman

Board Member, CRDB Bank Plc

The Partnerships is helping us build our Africa strategy. They have established strong Board-level relationships for us with the Insurance sector in East Africa. Their work has enabled us to accelerate our growth plans for Africa.


Kamal Chhabra

President, Life, Bancassurance & Personal Lines, Union Insurance

The Partnerships Advisory's in-depth expertise in Banking and Real Estate has been instrumental in helping us build relationships and drive strategic initiatives. They have opened channels with Government entities and the largest regional banks through their deep networks across the Banking industry. Their understanding of Real Estate Finance has been a key element for our growth plans in the region.

Jad Antoun

CEO & Co-founder, Huspy

Driving force behind the creation, initiation, planning and successful execution of a major product and business initiative my bank had launched. Engineered an innovative product and guaranteed its success.

Grace Ghunaim

VP, Corp. Communication, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank

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Office 301, Building A3,
Dubai World Central Free Zone
Dubai South, Dubai,
United Arab Emirates

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