Gulf Banking Consultants is a boutique strategy consulting practice focused on the financial services sector.
Constitutes a network of senior financial services professionals based in the Middle East, the US and UK.
The primary differentiating feature of GBC is the experience base of its Associates and its Domain Expertise.
The GBC team comprises of professionals with banking industry experience at senior levels within the largest and most respected global financial institutions. The educational background of our group derives from some of the most respected business schools in the world.
Our Associates have been instrumental in developing as well as executing effective strategies. We bring a practical understanding of what works and what doesn’t as well as a grasp of modern tools for increasing shareholder value.
While global in scope, GBC’s Associates have worked in the OECD and Emerging Markets and the Middle East for many years. We have an in-depth understanding of the regional markets and issues.
Bottom Line Results
The focus on shareholder value leads to assignments to significantly improve the performance of existing businesses or development of a new strategy to increase market share. We are not report writers: instead we work with clients to deliver results.
... and Risk Taking
There is a natural conflict between the goals of consultants and business managers. Consultants are paid for recommendations, but as they are not generally responsible for results, these are frequently optimistic.
Business managers, on the other hand, are given responsibility for delivering on the recommendations. Any shortfall in results may then reflect poorly on the business managers while the consultant leaves with his fee.
GBC assists business managers to deliver results. We are prepared to align our financial interests with those of managers by linking our rewards with the achievement of targeted results.