Accenture has appointed Nadya Abdulla Kamali as country managing director for the UAE. Based in Dubai, she is responsible for leading operations across the country and driving Accenture’s Health and Public Service industries, two strategic sectors in the region.
In addition to her country managing director’s role for the UAE, Kamali joins the Accenture Middle East Executive Committee. She brings to her role 27 years of experience spanning diverse industries. She has held leadership positions with Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC), DP World, and Emirates Global Aluminum (EGA), and an early experience in Dubai Municipality and Dubai Petroleum. Most recently, Kamali was Chairperson and Managing Director of DUTECH and CEO of Customs World. She holds an MBA from the American University of Sharjah (AUS) and a BSc from the College of Engineering at Michigan State University in the US.
“We are proud to welcome Nadya Abdulla Kamali to lead one of our key markets in the region – the UAE,” said Alexis Lecanuet, Accenture’s regional managing director in the Middle East. “She will drive our efforts to realize our business ambition while ensuring that our teams work together in setting new standards across the industries we operate within. As our Emiratization commitment is a strategic priority, Nadya will help us grow the next generation of local leaders, setting a strong foundation for Accenture to serve clients and communities in the Middle East. We are delighted to have her on board and look forward to sharpening our focus on female leadership development and empowerment.”
For her part, Kamali said: “I am pleased to join the leadership team of Accenture, one of the most highly esteemed global professional services companies, as it looks to advance digital consulting and transformation in the UAE across a broad range of important sectors. Alongside my accomplished colleagues, we aim to expand our client base and capabilities in the country, creating unparalleled advanced solutions that support sustainable socio-economic growth.”