Rapidly expanding firm experiences high demand for performance improvement and financial industry advisory services

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February 24, 2016
Leading global professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal (A&M), continues to expand its senior team in the Middle East, hiring  Dr. Saeeda Jaffar and David Tusa as Managing Directors.

Dr. Jaffar joins A&M’s Performance Improvement and Financial Industry Advisory Services Practice. She brings 12 years’ experience in management consulting and industry, focusing on strategic and performance-related issues in the financial services sector including universal banks, asset managers, private equity investors and sovereign wealth funds, in the Middle East, Europe and U.S. Dr. Jaffar has a Doctorate in Chemical Engineering from MIT and was an EDAAD scholar, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s program for high potential Emirati talent.

Mr. Tusa will lead A&M’s Performance Improvement Practice in the Middle East. He brings 19 years’ experience in operations and management consulting and specializes in executing on improvements to company performance at all levels. His experience has emphasized pragmatic and practical approaches to driving results across the telecommunications, industrial and real estate sectors in the Middle East, Africa, Japan, the U.S. and Europe. Mr. Tusa has been based in the UAE since 2009.

Commenting, Stephen Millington, Managing Director of A&M Middle East, which has an office in Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), said:

“Our experienced team has a passion for providing business owners and management executives with high impact, rapid results by offering both strategic advice and practical engagement on implementation. We are an outcome-orientated firm and prepared to take responsibility for the advice and support we provide when working with our clients. Saeeda and David typify this unique approach and we are delighted to have them on board.”


About Alvarez & Marsal

Companies, investors and government entities around the world turn to Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) when conventional approaches are not enough to activate change.

Privately-held since 1983, A&M is a leading global professional services firm that delivers performance improvement, turnaround management and business advisory services to organizations seeking to transform operations, catapult growth and accelerate results through decisive action. Our senior professionals are experienced operators, world-class consultants and industry veterans who draw upon the firm's restructuring heritage to help leaders turn change into a strategic business asset, manage risk and unlock value at every stage.

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