PA Consulting Group has bolstered its ranks in the Middle East with Morten Meltinis, who joins from Deloitte Consulting, where he worked for the past four years. Meltinis relocates from Copenhagen, Denmark, and will be based in PA’s Dubai office.
After graduating with a BSc. in Computer Science and Business Administration and an MSc. in International Business, both from Copenhagen Business School, Morten Meltinis started his career in 2007 with Synercon, a Denmark-based consultancy that specialises in process improvements and technology. Roughly one and a half years later he joined Rehfeld Partners, a local firm with offices in Copenhagen and Aarhus that provides business intelligence solutions for the health industry. During his nearly four year stint at the BI specialist, Meltinis contributed to a range of projects in the area of diagnosis, digitisation of case administration and IT advisory.
Most recently Meltinis served Deloitte Consulting, where he worked in the Delivery service line, the Big Four’s practice specialised in program and project management, with a focus on clients in the public sector. Among his key client achievements at the firm was the development of an application for the maintenance of the rules forming the basis of municipal co-financing in Denmark for the Danish health and medicines authority.
After four years with Deloitte, Meltinis last month decided to embark on a new challenge, remaining within the consulting industry, and joined PA Consulting Group, a UK-based business advisory founded in 1943. From PA’s base in Dubai – one of the firm’s three offices in the Middle East* – Meltinis will support PA’s regional project management team, as well as further advance the firm’s IT transformation management offerings.
"Morten has the knowledge and the experience to advise clients on when to use which project models to obtain the best results," says Jason Harborow, Head of PA Consulting Group Middle East and North Africa**. "He has a wide understanding of IT technologies and the communication skills to explain complex solutions to stakeholders at all levels, and will be a great asset to the company, and to our clients in this region."
Globally, PA has 2,600 consultants in 18 countries, jointly generating £423 million in revenues. Building on a recent investment received by private equity firm Carlyle, which valued PA Consulting at approximately $1 billion, the consultancy has set ambitious growth targets for the coming years.
* PA Consulting Group has been operating in the Gulf region for the last 30 years, delivering more than 150 projects in 13 Middle Eastern countries, across sectors including healthcare, financial services, transport, energy, government, defence and security, education and manufacturing.
** In a recent article featured on Consultancy.uk, Harborow highlighted the need for Middle East businesses to prepare for Generation Z, the youngest generation that consists of digital natives and highly connected decision makers.