Raymond has over 29 years of experience advising senior government officials, private sector executives, and decision-makers on advancing their technology-driven modernization agendas with proper governance measures for tangible results.

About Raymond

Raymond is a Partner based in our Beirut office. He is a member of the Middle East Partner Group and leads the Technology & Innovation Management (TIM) practice in the region. His primary industry market focus is on technology-enabled transformations and innovation agendas in both the public and private sectors.
Raymond is an expert in the functional areas of: 

  • Digital & innovation strategies 
  • Large-scale transformations (mainly e-government and digital government programs)
  • National development agendas (mainly national ICT and digital programs)
  • Public sector modernization and capability development
  • Program implementation management

Prior to joining Arthur D Little, Raymond served as an executive vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton, where he co-led the re-establishment of the MENA business, led the regional digital practice across industries, and drove the firm’s regional office-footprint expansion. Before Booz Allen, he was a partner at Booz & Company, where he led the regional digital government business. 
Raymond also worked with the World Bank Group (WBG) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as a senior technology advisor for a number of countries in the Middle East and Africa.
Raymond holds a PhD, Engineer’s Degree, and MS from MIT, as well as a BS in civil engineering from Northeastern University. He is an author of numerous reports, a frequent speaker at regional and international conferences and forums, and often interviewed by regional media on topics related to digital government, e-commerce, innovation, and leading ICT/digital trends.
Raymond is married to Maha and they have three children – Rami, Celine and Joe. When free, he enjoys reading about new education trends and programs, and keeps current with US sports – mainly baseball and football.

Past Experience
Booz Allen Hamilton and Booz & Company
Partner, ME Digital Practice Lead
World Bank Group and UNDP
Senior Technology Advisor, ME
Education
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
PhD (thesis in applied AI), Engineer’s and Master’s degrees in engineering
Northeastern University (NU)
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering (with high honors)