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

Financial Services

Volume Growth

Successfully helped a Retail bank grow its short term lending volumes with 15%+ CAGR over a 5 year period to surpass USD 270 M.

Market Expansion

Engaged with an investment bank to grow its advisory services footprint across Eastern Europe (Croatia), Middle East (Saudi, Kuwait, Lebanon) and Africa (South Africa).

Payment Networks

Supported a Visa and MasterCard licensed principal bank to launch Credit, Debit and Prepaid products, partnering with Exchange Houses, Airlines and Telecom.

Product Development

Enabled a multi-national bank’s UK office to establish home mortgage products offering Sharia compliant financing for UK assets.

Digital Transformation

Digital Strategy

Delivered Board level Digital Strategy review in Istanbul, Turkey for the largest bank in Tanzania covering strategy, transforming tech platforms and robotic process automation.

Transformation Execution

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

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.

Emerging Technologies

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.


Tech Architecture

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.

Tech Infrastructure

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

Bank Partnerships

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

Marketing Strategy

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

Vendor Negotiations

Advised the CEO of a NASA certified tech company on an opportunity to retail its products with Virgin Megastore based on strategic distribution review.

Regulatory Compliance

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

Transaction Advisory

Financial Modeling

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.

Feasibility Studies

Advised Dubai-based family office on India-focused hospitality investments.

Board Advisory

Chairman’s Role

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.

Board Governance

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

Environmental, Social & Governance

ESG Audit

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.

ESG Integration

Develop ESG investment screening frameworks, integrate ESG Decision Research & Analysis.

ESG Reports

Reports following global guidelines and international frameworks on regulatory policy, systems and processes.

Education Advisory

CareerBuddy Club

Recreated an ecosystem where Mentors and Mentees coexist in a friendly atmosphere.

Bridging the Gap between education and jobs by facilitating one-on-one knowledge, wisdom, and experience-sharing sessions between Students and Mentors to build better careers.

Experienced Mentors including Industry professionals, Entrepreneurs, Government Officials.

Global Careers Expo

GCE envisions shaping tomorrow’s leaders of our nation by putting focus on Personal and Professional growth.

A solution to Students’ career problems.

A Career fair aimed to take visitors on a journey of self-discovery across different themed zones- Career Zone, Recruitment Zone & Entrepreneurship Zone.

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The Partnerships DWC LLC
Office 301, Building A3,
Dubai World Central Free Zone
Dubai South, Dubai,
United Arab Emirates

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