What is the history of Solidiance’s Lebanon office?
Solidiance Lebanon is located in central Beirut, and was officially launched early 2016. It is Solidiance’s second office in the Middle East. Our Beirut office works closely with our Abu Dhabi office for engagement specific to the Middle East. Since the office’s inception, the team has grown fast and is currently composed of bright and dedicated Lebanese consultants with global exposure.
How is Solidiance different than other consulting firms in Lebanon?
Our Lebanon office is part of Solidiance’s execution hub in the Middle East. The team in Lebanon comprises of a native Lebanese staff who bring a unique set of Middle East understanding and experiences. Although they are locally-based, they possess a great understanding of the Arab World, which positions them well to serve regional clients’ needs and provide them with strategic courses of action. However, our Lebanese staff are not restricted to the Middle East only and have also completed engagements in South East Asia (in Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Myanmar) and central Asia.
How can Solidiance Lebanon help our business to grow in the Middle East?
Solidiance's role is to advise clients in assessing market challenges and opportunities, accelerating market growth, and crafting solid market entry strategies. Our Lebanon team has undertaken market assessment and benchmarking projects for clients in the Middle East, and has conducted M&A / valuation activities for large multinationals looking to enter in the Middle East chemicals, automotive, lubricant, construction, e-commerce and healthcare sectors.
Who heads up the Solidiance office in Lebanon?
The Solidiance office in Lebanon is headed up by Rida El Chab. He is a Senior Consultant working across the Middle East and South East Asia. Rida specializes in Market Growth Studies, Market entry, and Quantitative Studies and has led projects across the GCC, North Africa, as well as in the far East. Prior to joining Solidiance, Rida worked as a management consultant in Southeast Asia for 2 years, based out of Vientiane, Lao PDR. Rida obtained a MSc in Quantitative Economics and Finance from the University of Lyon in France. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Management from the University of Lyon. Rida speaks fluent English, French, and Arabic.