Walid Aradi is global leader of Tahseen Consulting, one of the Arab region’s fastest growing management and public policy consulting firms. He serves clients in the public, social, and private sectors to solve their most pressing strategic challenges, especially those related to economic development, public policy, and technology development. Prior to cofounding Tahseen Consulting, Aradi was an advisor to the Cabinet of the United Arab Emirates led by His Highness Prime Minister Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. He was also key member of the founding team of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation, one of the world’s largest private foundations with an endowment in excess of $10 billion.
Since cofounding Tahseen Consulting, Aradi has led more than 100 client projects, with a focus on national and local governments, technology companies, multilateral organizations, and educational institutions. Among his recent projects, Aradi has advised on the go-to-market government relations strategy of the largest venture funded sharing economy company in the world, provided strategic planning and execution support to establish Libya’s first post-Revolution private higher education institution, developed a national social responsibility strategy for a Fortune 500 multinational oil and gas company to invest in local communities in Africa, and contributed to a Gulf Cooperation Council policy agenda to improve access and participation of women in technical and vocational education and employment. For over a decade, Aradi has been a pivotal figure driving many of the United Arab Emirates’ and Arab region’s initiatives to revive its publishing industry, including leading one of the Arab region’s largest book translation programs, as well as programs aimed at supporting authors, translators, and publishers.
Aradi is deeply involved in Tahseen Consulting’s research on public sector reform, government innovation, and public policy. He serves on the boards of a number of nonprofit organizations that focus on education, economic development, and social services in the Arab region. He holds a Doctorate of Jurisprudence, an MBA, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.
Tahseen Consulting is a specialized advisor on strategic and organizational issues focusing on governments, social sector institutions and corporations in the Arab World. Applying substantive industry knowledge, evidence-based insight and analytical rigor, we work alongside our clients to help optimize strategic decision-making, solve organizational challenges and appraise the impact of strategic initiatives. To learn more, please visit www.tahseen.ae